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Articles from various sources are archived below for reference. Learn about what inspired Wes Craven to create A Nightmare on Elm Street, when Wes Craven and New Line Cinema had their falling out, where Jim Doyle found inspiration to create Freddy’s infamous glove, why Stephen King wanted to see Freddy vs. Jason, how Robert Englund feels about his role as iconic horror villain Freddy Krueger, and much more.

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  • As New Line Sees It
    Michael De Luca discusses the complicated script for Dream Child
    By Philip Nutman
    From: Fangoria #88, November 1989
  • Behind the Glove
    Behind-the-scenes look into the creation of Freddy’s iconic glove
    By William Schoell & Marc Shapiro
    From: The Nightmare Never Ends, November 1992
  • Bye Bye, Freddy!
    Elm Street creator Wes Craven quits series
    By Dann Gire
    From: Cinefantastique, Volume 18 Number 5, July 1988
  • Celebrity Profile: Robert Englund
    Robert Englund talks about his dreamstalking character
    Plus: Freddy’s favorite horror films!
    From: Nintendo Power, Volume 30, September 1991
  • Coming of Age on Elm Street
    Lisa Wilcox vows: “Wimp, no more!”
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #86, September 1989
  • A Cop on Elm Street
    John Saxon: character actor and hero of horrors
    By William Rabkin
    From: Fangoria #44, May 1985
  • Creating Freddy: A Talk with Wes Craven
    Wes Craven discusses creating horror icon Freddy Krueger
    By William Schoell
    From: The Nightmare Never Ends, November 1992
  • David Miller: Fred Krueger’s Main Man!
    Miller’s career overview… with guest appearances?
    By R. H. Martin
    From: Fangoria #44, May 1985
  • Dreams Don’t Die
    Krueger reboot may be the most anticipated/controversial remake
    By Luis M. Rosales & Angel Sucasas
    From: Fangoria #292, April 2010
  • Elm Street Actress
    Art imitates life for Heather Langenkamp
    By Dale Kutzera
    From: Imagi-Movies, Volume 2 Number 1, Fall 1994
  • Fathering the Dream Child: Parts One and Two
    The Dream Child’s convoluted script journey
    By Philip Nutman
    From: Fangoria #87/88, October/November 1989
  • Finally Cutting In
    Showdown between two iconic horror villains
    By Kier-La Janisse
    From: Fangoria #221, April 2003
  • Freddy & Jason Development Hell: Parts One and Two
    The monstrous marauders’ battle was long and complicated
    By Anthony C. Ferrante
    From: Fangoria #226/227, September/October 2003
  • Freddy FX
    We’re going more for a Gothic, stylized look than a gory one…
    By Marc Shapiro & Michael Gingold
    From: The Dream Child: The Official Movie Magazine, August 1989
  • Freddy Strikes Back
    Dream killer Freddy Krueger gets a major makeover
    By Gaynor Flynn
    From: Film Ink, May 2010
  • Freddy vs. Jason!
    Scripter Peter Briggs takes on horror’s toughest titans
    By Mark Salisbury
    From: Fangoria #144, July 1995
  • Freddy vs. Jason: Robert Englund
    Actor Robert Englund talks Freddy vs. Jason
    By Keith Phipps
    From: The Onion, August 2003
  • Freddy: Wimpy or Wicked?
    Does Freddy have feet of clay?
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #81, April 1989
  • Freddy’s Dead!
    Krueger’s Last Stand
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #107, October 1991
  • Freddy’s Foes
    Alice is on even terms with Freddy…
    By Marc Shapiro & Michael Gingold
    From: The Dream Child: The Official Movie Magazine, August 1989
  • Freddy’s Fresh Face
    Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger… and it’s terrifying
    By Luis M. Rasales & Angel Sucasas
    From: Fangoria #292, April 2010
  • Freddy’s Fright Fatigue: Parts One and Two
    Robert Englund discusses Freddy fatigue and Phantom of the Opera
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #86/87, September/October 1989
  • Freddy’s Last Dance
    Robert Englund seems satisfied New Nightmare is the best one
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #139, January 1995
  • Freddy’s Nightmares Take Two
    Captain Krueger guided his ship back onto the troubled seas of TV
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #90, February 1990
  • Freddy’s Revenge!
    Freddy Krueger, returns for another Nightmare on Elm Street
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #49, November 1985
  • Growing Up on Elm Street
    Heather Langenkamp discusses Nancy’s return
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #63, April 1987
  • I, Freddy
    A slash by slash account of the making of Dream Warriors
    By Robert Englund Freddy Krueger
    From: Fangoria #64, June 1987
  • I Want My Fred TV!
    The Freddy’s Nightmares gang look back at the premiere season
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #81, April 1989
  • I Write the Blood
    Screenwriter makes his breakthrough with Freddy’s Revenge
    By John A. Gallagher
    From: Fangoria #50, October 1985
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Dream
    Wes Craven takes another dream-walk down Elm Street
    By Dale Kutzera
    From: Imagi-Movies, Volume 2 Number 1, Fall 1994
  • Krueger Contented
    Robert Englund talks up the long-awaited Freddy vs. Jason
    By Kier-la Janisse
    From: Fangoria #225, August 2003
  • Mad Behind the Mask
    Kane Hodder upset about Freddy vs. Jason casting
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #225, August 2003
  • The Making of Freddy vs. Jason
    Two heavyweights. One final battle.
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Freddy vs. Jason: Official Movie Magazine, August 2003
  • Meet the New Freddy Krueger
    Jackie Earle Haley sharpens his claws for the NOES reboot
    By Chris Nashawaty
    From: Entertainment Weekly #1098, April 2010
  • The Monstrous Makeup of Freddy’s Revenge
    FX of Kevin Yagher and Mark Shostrom!
    By William Rabkin
    From: Fangoria #52, December 1985
  • My Nightmare Career
    Heather Langenkamp is seeking justice in doc I Am Nancy
    By Clark Collis
    From: Entertainment Weekly #1166, August 2011
  • New Line Cinema on Working with Wes Craven
    New Line execs Bob Shaye and Sara Risher tell their side
    By Frederick S. Clarke
    From: Cinefantastique, Volume 18 Number 5, July 1988
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Set Visit
    Our exclusive set visit in Chicago, Illinois
    Parts: 1 | 2 | 3
    From: June 25, 2009
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4
    Guess who’s back?
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #76, August 1988
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    Freddy Krueger is dead. He’s history. Right? Wrong… Dead wrong!
    Plus: A breakdown of Nightmare 4’s cast and crew!
    From: Fright, Issue 3, September 1988
  • The Nightmare Directors
    They keep finding these talented directors…
    By Marc Shapiro & Michael Gingold
    From: The Dream Child: The Official Movie Magazine, August 1989
  • Nightmare Scream Queen
    Heather Langenkamp touted as the successor to Jamie Lee Curtis
    By John Wooley
    From: Fangoria #45, February 1985
  • Nightmare’s Solo Scripter
    Freddy’s Dead had only one screenwriter on board
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #109, January 1992
  • Old Blood in New Bottles
    Makeup artist Bill Terezakis talks Freddy and Jason
    By Dayna Van Buskirk
    From: Fangoria #227, October 2003
  • On Location! A Nightmare on Elm Street 5
    The newest installment returns Freddy Krueger to his roots
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #85, August 1989
  • On Set: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4
    The Krueger saga enters yet another phase
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #77, July 1988
  • Place Your Bets!
    The matchup you’ve been screaming for
    By Kier-La Janisse
    From: Fangoria #224, July 2003
  • Playing Freddy: A Talk with Robert Englund
    Freddy actor Robert Englund discusses playing the horror icon
    By William Schoell
    From: The Nightmare Never Ends, November 1992
  • Reborn on Elm Street
    Robert Englund talks about Nightmare 7
    By Mark Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #126, September 1993
  • Recreating Krueger
    One, two, Freddy’s coming for you… Yes, again
    By Luis M. Rosales & Angel Luis Sucasas
    From: Fangoria #291, March 2010
  • Robert Englund’s Freddy Saga
    Freddy is the physical incarnation of some of our deepest fears
    By Marc Shapiro & Michael Gingold
    From: The Dream Child: The Official Movie Magazine, August 1989
  • Say Goodbye to Horrorwood
    Robert Englund is happy his latest turn is The Final Nightmare
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #108, November 1991
  • They Are Still His Children—Parts One and Two
    The teens of Elm Street look back on the original film series
    By Lee Gambin
    From: Fangoria #293/294, April/June 2010
  • Wake Up to a New Nightmare
    Wes Craven has come up with a unique way to revive Freddy Krueger
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #137, October 1994
  • Welcome to Freddy Hell!
    The “Elm Street” gang hope to redeem themselves with a new sequel
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #62, March 1987
  • Wes Craven and a Nightmare of Sequels
    Wes Craven discusses his involvement with the Elm Street sequels
    By Brian J. Robb
    From: Screams & Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven, June 1999
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
    This time, Freddy’s New Nightmare invades reality
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #134, July 1994
  • Wes Craven’s Psycho Analysis
    Creating New Nightmare involved self-exploration of Craven’s fears
    By Marc Shapiro
    From: Fangoria #138, November 1994

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