FREDDY KRUEGER Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Frederick Charles Krueger                                                       
Frederick Charles "Freddy" Krueger is a fictional character from the A Nightmare     
on Elm Street series of films. Created by Wes Craven and portrayed by actor           
Robert Englund in every film of the series, he is an undead serial killer who         
can attack his victims from within their own dreams. Freddy is commonly               
identified by his burnt, disfigured face, red and green striped sweater, brown       
fedora hat, and trademark metal-clawed leather glove, which he fashioned himself.     
His full name has been listed as Frederick Charles Krueger. Wizard Magazine           
rated him the 14th greatest villain of all time, and he came in 8th on               
British television channel Sky Two's Greatest Villains of All Time and ranked 40th   
on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list.                                   
Wes Craven claims his inspiration for the basis of Krueger's power stemmed from       
several stories in the LA Times about a series of mysterious deaths: all the         
victims had reported recurring nightmares beforehand, and died in their sleep.       
Physically, Craven's inspirations for Freddy included a homeless man who had         
frightened Craven as a youth and a bully at his school. The 1970s pop song "Dream     
Weaver" by Gary Wright sealed the story for Craven, giving him not only an           
artistic setting to "jump off" from, but the synthesizer riff from the Elm           
Street soundtrack.                                                                   
Robert Englund has expressed many times that he feels that the deeper meaning         
behind the character is that he represents neglect, particularly the neglect         
that children and teens are sometimes subject to when growing up.