Do you prefer the more serious Freddy Krueger from the original Nightmare on Elm Street or the one liner spouting slice ya then make fun of ya Freddy Krueger from the later Elm Street installments?
I guess I already gave my thoughts on the matter with my little intro there. To me, there is nothing better than the Freddy who cracks jokes, appears in rap videos, and has yo yo's and talking dolls made in his likeness. Such things may make him less scary but they're the things that seperated him from all the other horror villains out there and they're the things that always drew me to him as a kid and still draw me to him to this day. Above all else, Freddy is just plain entertaining and that's a large part of his appeal for me. The Freddy that spouts one liners before or after dissecting his victims is the one I know and love and that's where Englund always shined the brightest in the role. As far as i'm concerned, it was always the direction the character was headed. It reminds me of the Evil Dead trilogy and how some folks bash the two sequels because they were more comedy based and thus, were no longer scary. Well to me, Evil Dead is at its best when it's funny and the same goes for Freddy and the Elm Street series. Now don't get me wrong, the original Elm Street is one of my favorite horror movies of all time and I am very much looking forward to seeing a darker vision of the dream demon in the remake, but nothing will ever top the wise cracking prankster Freddy for me. That version of Freddy is the only version of Freddy in my eyes.
Do you prefer funny or serious Freddy? Leave a comment and let me know!