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We all know the story of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Terrifying dream demon Freddy Krueger stalks the teenagers of Springwood through their slumber – torturing them to death in gory and disturbing ways before they wake. Freddy (originally played by Robert Englund) is one of the most iconic villains of modern cinema – with his red and green striped jumper, knifed glove, and burned visage. But that first film is also notable for the way in which it dealt with the killer’s origin story.
There’s no lengthy, explanatory pre-credits sequence, nor is there a great deal of exposition designed to explain Freddy’s presence. Instead, his story is gradually revealed through snippets of information provided to heroine Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) by her mother (Ronee Blakley). It transpires that, in life, Freddy Krueger was a child murderer who terrorized the Elm Street community. He was apprehended, »
- Sarah Myles
"I'm not supposed to be talking about this with you. This is not something that is supposed to be happening right now," musician Ben Harper says at the beginning of the new Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger. "Some people are just bigger than the world has room for."
Harper, a close friend of the actor who died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose, is one of several friends, peers and family members who discuss both the actor's singular talents and constant search for adventure and creative pursuits. The poignant film, »
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