Man of Your Dreams: The Evolution of Freddy Krueger [Infographic]

by |October 13, 2016

Freddy Krueger Infographic

Take a moment to relax. Find a nice, quiet room, and lay down in the dark. Close your eyes. Feel yourself drifting off to sleep… Suddenly, you see a figure off in the distance. The vision is hazy at first, but then he slowly rises into focus. You can see a ragged striped sweater on a tall lurching body. An old brown hat with a wide brim. A sharp ray of light flickers: he has blades coming from his sleeve, like every finger is a knife. Burnt, disfigured skin glistens in the moonlight. Finally, the man of your dreams fully appears in front of you: it’s Freddy Krueger. One of the most infamous movie villains of all time came into the pop culture lexicon in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and throughout the 9-film franchise, Krueger’s look changed bit-by-bit, burn-by-burn, and other such b-words that Freddy is well-known for spouting. We’ve created this infographic showing the changes, as well as Krueger’s kill count per film and interesting facts about each movie. See for yourself, but whatever you do… don’t fall asleep.

Beware: Spoilers ahead!

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Freddy Krueger Evolution Infographic

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Which film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series is your favorite? (It’s Dream Warriors, right? Because that’s definitely ours, too.) Better yet, which death-by-Freddy tops your list? Waterbed? Motorcycle? Uh... cockroach hotel? (That one was weird.) Let us know in the comments! If you are as big of a Krueger fan as we are, we know you’ll love taking a look at our new, authentic Freddy Krueger mask replica. Now you're ready for prime time!


Design Credit: Jacob Kuddes

MaDonna Flowers
MaDonna Flowers

MaDonna is a Brand Specialist at and has dressed up as a cat well over a dozen times in her life for the holiday. Last year, she dressed as her favorite skeleton, Jaunty.