To me, Freddy Krueger was special. I felt incredibly attached to him, and would root for him as a child, "Come on, Freddy, get them!" I found, and still find him to be incredibly witty and charming. A child killer with wit and charm. Who could create such a character? Wes Craven, that's who. He had this knack for designing creepy characters who somehow win over the hearts of moviegoers. That is not an easy task, my friends. Not only was he able to create endearing psychos, but he ended up churning out cult franchises; he built empires. Freddy and Ghostface (from the Scream franchise) are, to this day, two of the most popular villains in cinema, and also two of the most popular Halloween costumes year after year.
I will leave you with two of my favourites--Freddy and Wes. Both unforgettable. It may seem weird, but this was a very difficult post for me to write. I am absolutely heartbroken. Wes Craven and his films have truly touched my life in a profound way. As a little girl, watching his films made me feel like I wasn't all that weird. Like I really did have a place where I belonged. He and his films will remain with me for an eternity. For you, Wes, I vow to never sleep again. Unless, of course, Freddy wants to meet me.
I'm finally doing it--pulling my insides out and splattering them around for all to see. Here we go!