Our old pal Freddy Krueger has now appeared in a total of nine different films, and though we pretty much know the entire story of his life, death and fiery resurrection, there is one story that remains largely untold; the story of Freddy's life as the 'Springwood Slasher,' before he was targeted and burned alive by vengeful parents in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
True, Freddy's origins were delved into throughout the original franchise, and even in the premiere episode of Freddy's Nightmares as well as the 2010 remake, but the full story of Fred's days as the so-called Springwood Slasher has never been told - and if you're asking me, such a story would make for the perfect way to once again attempt to reboot the franchise, and bring something fresh and new to the table.
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile feels the same way, and he just released the latest in a string of Freddy fan films that he's made over the years, which gives us a small glimpse into the potential creepiness of a film that explores Freddy's early days, as a child killer. Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street is only six minutes long but is nevertheless more interesting and frightening than anything seen in the dull remake, and if you're a hardcore Fred-head, I encourage you to make the time to watch it.
Check out A Walk Through Elm Street below, and head over to Notarile's YouTube channel to see his other Freddy fan films!