I realize that based on that title you're gonna want to go ahead and get right to the video but I have to give a bit of a backstory on this one, so hold that thought!
There's a really awesome guy by the name of Chris U. who is always at Monster Mania in full costume, whether he's channeling V from V For Vendetta or Gene Simmons from Kiss. Most times, you can find him prowling around and entertaining folks as none other than Freddy Krueger. This particular Freddy has become a staple at Monster Mania and I gotta say, it just wouldn't feel the same without him there. Chris is truly as essential a part of my Monster Mania experience as Freddy himself is to any given Elm Street flick. I mean it.
Anyway, I got this mental image in my head about a month or so back of watching Freddy Krueger do a reading of that lewd children's book Go The Fuck To Sleep, which was generating huge buzz at the time. It just seemed so perfect to have Freddy reading a book about putting kids to sleep and because of that, I was pretty sure someone must've had the idea before me. I checked on YouTube and did a quick Google search and found no such readings of the book by anyone dressed as Freddy, so I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. And who better to read the book as Freddy than Chris. Lightbulb.
Long story short, being that we knew we'd be hanging out this past weekend at Monster Mania, we made a date to film the video while there, which is exactly what we did. I don't need to tell you this, being that you're about to see it for yourself, but Chris was absolutely brilliant and made this one a complete home run that i'm so happy to be able to share with you folks. Being that i'm not a professional or anything, I had nothing whatsoever scripted out. I just handed him the pages of the book, turned the camera on, and witnessed his improvisational magic. What you're about to see was pulled off with one single take, the first and only take Chris needed. God damn is this guy good.
So without further adieu, here is Freddy Krueger doing a reading of Go The Fuck To Sleep, exclusively for all you fine readers of Freddy In Space!! It's truly a miracle that this one wasn't marred by the laughter of all of us who were sitting behind the camera watching it live ...
Cannot thank Chris enough for doing this. Let's show our appreciation by spreading this one far and wide across the internet!!
Now if you'll excuse me, I must go the fuck to sleep. Full Monster Mania recap begins tommorow!