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A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series, novels, and comic books. The films began with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) created by Wes Craven. The series revolves around the fictional character Freddy Krueger, a former child killer who after being burned alive by the vengeful parents of his victims, returns from the grave to terrorize and kill the teenage residents of Springwood, Ohio in their dreams. The original film was written and directed by Craven, who returned to co-script the second sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and to write and direct New Nightmare (1994). The films collectively grossed over $457 million at the box-office worldwide. The original film was released in 1984. A series of sequels produced by the independent film company New Line Cinema followed. New Line often attributes the growth of their company to the success of the Nightmare series. The film series as a whole has received mixed reviews by critics, but has been a financial success at the box office. When comparing the United States box office grosses of other American horror film series, A Nightmare on Elm Street is the second highest grossing series in adjusted US dollars. In 1988, a television series was produced with Freddy as the host. The pilot episode focused on the night Freddy was burned alive by the angry parents of the children he had killed, though the rest of the series featured episodes with independent plots. Twelve novels, separate from the adaptations of the films, and multiple comic book series were published featuring Freddy Krueger, as well as a crossover film featuring fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise. A Remake of the 1984 film was released in 2010, and a second remake is currently being planned.

Selected film

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American crossover slasher film directed by Ronny Yu. The main characters include horror icons Freddy Krueger (from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series) and Jason Voorhees (from the Friday the 13th series). In the series continuity for both franchises, the events of this film take place after Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.

Freddy Krueger is trapped in Hell, because the children of Springwood have forgotten him. His only way out is if teenagers know about him so that he can once again enter their nightmares. Therefore, he resurrects the undead serial killer Jason Voorhees, who is capable of acting in the real world, and tricks him into rising from the grave again.

In the disguise of Pamela Voorhees (the only person to whom Jason has ever listened), Freddy convinces Jason to kill teenagers living on Elm Street to make the residents of Springwood think that Freddy is back.


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Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Holland Hall School there. She is the daughter of Mary Alice Langenkamp, an artist; and Robert Dobie Langenkamp, Jr., a petroleum attorney and who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy in both the Carter Administration (where he was largely responsible for realizing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) and Clinton Administration (where he was largely responsible for privatizing Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1), and as Director of the National Energy & Environmental Law & Policy Institute of the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Langenkamp's first acting venture was in her late teens: a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983), filmed to a large extent in Tulsa, while she was attending Booker T Washington High School. While she was studying at Stanford University, Wes Craven cast her as teen heroine Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the first film in the series. She starred in two of the film's sequels. In between starring roles, she played Marie Lubbock on the television series Just the Ten of Us from 1988 to 1990.

Langenkamp starred in Fugitive Mind in 1999. In 2007, she played a role in the Italian independent film The Bet. She is also credited as AFX production coordinator as Heather Langenkamp Anderson on the 2007 film Evan Almighty.



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Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven was born on August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Caroline (née Miller) and Paul Craven. He had a strict Baptist upbringing. Craven earned an undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to landing his first job in the film industry as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York, Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College and was a humanities professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam.

Craven's first marriage to Bonnie Broecker produced two children, Jonathan and Jessica Craven. Jonathan is a writer and director with a few credits to his name. Jessica is a singer/songwriter in the group the Chapin Sisters. The marriage ended in 1970. In 1982, Craven married Millicent Eleanor Meyer. However, according to Joe Eszterhas's book American Rhapsody, the two divorced after he began an affair with actress Sharon Stone. Also according to the book, on the day the divorce was finalized, Stone sent Craven a dozen black roses.


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Heather Langenkamp, star of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dream Warriors and New Nightmare at a celebrity autograph collector's convention in Burbank, California.


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  • ... that part inspiration for Freddy's claw came from Wes Craven's cat as he watched claw the side of his couch one night

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Selected Freddy one-liner

" die you little bitch."


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Robert Englund on the cast for the 2010 remake of the original
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[...] I'm a big fan of Clancy Brown's, [...] I've been a big fan of Clancy's since Highlander. I love Connie Britton on Friday Night Lights. [..] If she's playing Marge, she's perfect as that alcoholic mom. [...] I love the boy from Sarah Connor Chronicles (Thomas Dekker). I think he's a really interesting choice. So in terms of those characters I'm really pleased. I don't know the director (Samuel Bayer)'s work, but my feeling is that Michael Bay [...] would not put his name on this if he didn't have some real love for the franchise. [...] [>]

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Erika AndersonDavid AndrewsPatricia ArquetteLeah AyresMarshall BellRonee BlakleyBeatrice BoeppleW. Earl BrownBrooke Bundy • Tom Butler • Hope Marie CarltonGarry ChalkChristie ClarkLezlie DeaneJohnny DeppElinor DonahueRodney EastmanBodhi ElfmanRobert EnglundMelinda O. FeeClarence FelderLaurence FishburneCharles FleischerBrendan FletcherJsu GarciaChris GauthierWally GeorgeShon GreenblattBradley GreggClu GulagerDanny HasselIra HeidenMiko HughesKatharine IsabelleAndras JonesMonica KeenaPaul KentTuesday KnightRob LaBelleKyle LabineClayton LandeyHope LangeHeather LangenkampEvangeline LillyRicky Dean LoganChris MarquetteNan MartinTom McFaddenNicholas MeleBreckin MeyerTracy MiddendorfKelly Jo MinterLochlyn MunroKim MyersToy NewkirkDavid NewsomMarne PattersonMark PattonPriscilla PointerLinnea QuigleyJason RitterKelly RowlandJennifer RubinRobert RuslerKen SagoesRudy SarzoJohn SaxonJoe SeelyTobe SextonLin ShayeEric SingerMichael Bailey SmithPenelope SudrowBrooke TheissJay ThomasJoe UngerLyman WardCraig WassonJoseph WhippLisa WilcoxMatt WinstonAmanda WyssLisa Zane

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