David Cronenberg

So You Like to Watch People Die?: The Appeal of Freddy Krueger

So You Like to Watch People Die?: The Appeal of Freddy Krueger

To this day, the visage of Freddy Krueger peers down at me while I sleep. A poster of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street signed by Wes Craven himself adorns the wall space above my bed, a meta-reconstruction of the famous scene from the film in which Freddy presses his face through the back Nancy’s bedroom wall. Yes, if I had to pick one of the many horror personalities and series that I devoured in my youth, Freddy and his nightmares on Elm Street would be hands-down my number one choice.

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

When you think about it, the idea of a sentient “boogy-thing” running around and feeding off of you and your loved ones is so deeply rooted in our collective unconscious to manifest itself in one way or another is actually pretty amazing.