Freddy Krueger, or fully named Frederick Charles Krueger is one of the three sub-icons for Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage, originating from A Nightmare on Elm Street series of slasher films.
Freddy Krueger was the son of Amanda Krueger (a.k.a. Sister Mary Helena). Story was that one evening, Amanda was accidentally locked in a sanitarium wing which was infamous for holding some of Springwood, Ohio's notorious maniacs, and was repeatedly raped by them. When the staff supposed to watch the wing returned from a holiday, they found Amanda barely alive. When she gave birth to Freddy, some deemed him as the "son of a hundred maniacs". Many years later, Freddy took his revenge on the people who bullied him committing some heinous crimes which involved abducting, molesting and ultimately, murdering their children. He murdered them with a glove that had knives grafted on the fingers. Freddy eventually had a wife and later a daughter named Katherine, but both were unaware of his crimes until one day when Mrs. Krueger found the glove in the basement of their home, 1428 Elm Street. Freddy strangled his wife and told Katherine to tell no one. But Katherine told the sheriff one day and police arrested him and Katherine was put in an orphanage. Unfortunately for the town of Springwood (especially for the parents of the victims), the judge responsible for signing Freddy's arrest warrant, signed it in the wrong section (due to the judge being intoxicated at the time of the warrant signing) which led for Freddy to go free, much to the ire of the victims' parents. In response, Springwood's parents tracked Freddy down to the boiler room of the chemical plant he worked in, and proceeded to set the room (along with Freddy) on fire with Molotov cocktails. Amanda Krueger, feeling so ashamed that she created a monster hung herself.
Alternate viewpoint Edit
While the first half of the story is the same, there is an alternate theory of Freddy's death and transformation which came to light by the 1988 pilot episode for Freddy's Nightmares [No More Mr. Nice Guy]. The difference is that instead of the judge making a mistake which acquits Freddy, it's revealed in the pilot that Springwood Police Lieutenant Tim Blocker arrested Freddy just when he was going to make Tim's daughters, Lisa and Merit Blocker, his next victims. However, in the fact that Lt. Blocker was so enthralled in capturing Freddy, he accidentally forgot to read Freddy his Miranda rights, a fact which Freddy's defense attorney reveals which in turn forces the judge to throw out the case. After being set free, Springwood's residents tracked Freddy down to his lair in the abandoned power plant in the outskirts of Springwood. However, Lt. Blocker intervenes in the mob actions until Freddy begins to talk about how he was going to have a good time with Blocker's daughters which goads Tim into dumping gasoline onto Freddy and lighting him on fire.
Despite the two versions, the outcome is the same. Before Freddy was killed, 3 tadpole-like Dream Demons revealed themselves to Freddy, offering him a gift: the ability to turn dreams into reality. Freddy accepted the offer. After the Springwood Slasher was killed, he became a monster with burnt skin and wearing his red and green sweater and brown fedora. He rebuilt his iconic finger-knife glove while he was in the dream world and he began to take his revenge on Springwood's parents by killing their children in their sleep and if they die in the dream world, they die in real life.
Uses in the Events Edit
Universal Orlando Edit
- Freddy was shown in most promotional materials for Jack's Carnival, and had a house of his own in A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers in the year of 2007. His makeup and sweater from the TV ad was shown on the museum in the Secrets of the Sideshow tour. Clips from his films and Freddy vs Jason could be found at the lagoon globes.
- Halloween Horror Nights 25 reunited him with Jack and Jason once more, where Jack had The Sensational Slasher and the Masked Master of the Machete square off in the circus house "Freddy vs. Jason".
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Edit
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Edit
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Nightmare (2007)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Home Sweet Hell (2008)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Never Sleep Again (2010)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2016)
- Titans of Terror (2017)
- Bottles of Sleepwell, the drug which accidentally gave Freddy the power to kill in the Waking World, could be found in Mary Agana's office, The Sculders lair, and Shadybrook (in the 2010 version). One can wonder if the patients of Shadybrook was threatened by Freddy, if Mary Agana met Freddy one point of her life, and if Freddy had some connection with the Sculders.
|Halloween Horror Nights 2007|
|Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon) • Freddy Krueger • Jason Voorhees • Leatherface (Sub Icons)|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Nightmare • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back in Business • Universal's House of Horrors|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: Horror Comes Home|
|Scarezones: The Black Death • Zombie Invasion • Deadwood • Haunted London • HellBilly Hoedown|
|Shows: Slaughter World 2 • Chucky's Insult Emporium • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Dark Magic and Dirty Tricks|
|Halloween Horror Nights 2008|
|Characters: Freddy Krueger (Event Icon) • The Strangers • Jason Voorhees • Leatherface|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Home Sweet Hell • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back in Business • Universal's House of Horrors: Meet The Strangers|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour|
|Scarezones:The Nightmare Begins... • The Black Death • The Dead Shall Rise • Deadwood • The Dark Streets of London • Revenge of the Pigs • The Strangers|
|Shows: Slaughter World 3 • Chucky's Insult Emporium • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|
|Halloween Horror Nights 2010|
|Characters: Freddy Krueger (Event Icon) • Jason Voorhees • Billy|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Never Sleep Again • Friday the 13th: Kill Jason Kill • SAW: Game On • Vampyre: Castle of the Undead • Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses: In 3-D Zombievision|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: Chucky's Revenge|
|Scarezones: La Llorona • Freakz • Nightmarez • Klownz • Pigz • Lunaticz •|
|Show: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|