If you’re wondering how many Freddy movies there are, you’re not alone. Here’s a look at the films in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise.
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How Many Freddy Movies Are There?
At the time of this writing, there have been a total of nine films in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, including the 2010 remake. Of those nine films, seven of them feature Freddy Krueger as the primary antagonist.
The History of Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of horror films. He first appeared in Wes Craven’s 1984 classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and has since appeared in nine films, as well as a myriad of comic books, novels, video games and other merchandise. The character has become one of the most iconic in horror history, and has been portrayed by Robert Englund in all but one of the films.
The original film saw Freddy preying on the teenagers of Elm Street in their dreams, using a glove fitted with razors to kill them. In the subsequent sequels, Freddy was revealed to be a child murderer who was burned alive by the parents of his victims. He returns from the dead to continue his killing spree, this time targeting those who wronged him in life.
Over the course of the franchise, Freddy has faced off against numerous adversaries, including fellow horror icons Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. He has also been killed multiple times, only to return stronger than ever.
As of 2019, there have been ten Freddy Krueger movies released:
-A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
-Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
-Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
-Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise started with the release of the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street. The movie was a commercial and critical success, spawning a franchise that would include multiple sequels, a remake, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and more.
The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise consists of nine films, a television series, novels, comic books, video games, and tie-in merchandise. The franchise began with the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street created by Wes Craven. The franchise revolves around the fictional character Freddy Krueger, who attacks his victims in their dreams and kills them.
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare is a 1991 American slasher film directed by Rachel Talalay and written by Brian Helgeland. It is the sixth installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and stars Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The film marks Talalay’s debut in the series, as well as the final appearance of Lisa Zane as Freddy’s daughter. In the film, set ten years after A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Freddy attempts to kill the Dream Master before she can give birth to his reincarnation.
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is the seventh Freddy movie.
Freddy vs. Jason
There are a total of ten movies in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series. The first Freddy vs. Jason movie was released in 2003.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
In 2010, a remake of the original Nightmare on Elm Street was released. The movie, simply titled A Nightmare on Elm Street, was directed by Samuel Bayer and starred Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.
The movie was not well received by fans or critics, with many feeling that it did not do justice to the legacy of the original film. box office receipts were also relatively lackluster, with the movie only grossing $115 million worldwide on a budget of $35 million.
The Nightmare Returns in 2016
In 2016, the Nightmare Returns in a brand new Freddy movie. This will be the ninth film in the franchise and is set to release on October 21, 2016.
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise began in 1984 with the release of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. The original film starred Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, a serial killer who murdered his victims in their dreams. The film was a huge success and spawned seven sequels, as well as a remake in 2010.
As of 2020, there have been a total of 12 movies in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise.