Freddy Krueger has claimed over 40 victims. But which one is his favorite?
Horror icon Robert Englund was on hand at this weekend’s Monsterpalooza convention in Los Angeles, and he took part in a special Q&A panel on Sunday afternoon to chat with fans about all things Nightmare on Elm Street. In addition to once again plugging Bone Tomahawk, a recent fave of his, Englund also revealed his #1 favorite kill from the Elm Street franchise.
My personal favorite is from Dream Master – it’s just impossible to top Freddy turning Debbie into a roach. Englund’s favorite, however, is from Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare…
It’s such a Cronenberg head explosion. The guys loved doing that. But yeah, what I love is that it’s a real politically incorrect sequence, ya know. And I hate the fact… I know many, I don’t even know what the politically correct term is anymore… I don’t think it’s disabled anymore – special needs actors. Gosh, I work with actors that are in wheelchairs or have problems with their sight, and they don’t just want to play goody goody people all the time. They don’t just have to be the good guy. Or the nice guy. Or the saint. Or the martyr. They want to be bad guys and villains as well. And I love the political incorrectness of that. Freddy’s an equal opportunity serial killer. He doesn’t care if you’ve got a hearing aid. He’ll get ya. That’s my favorite Freddy kill. Because of all the ramifications for it.
You can watch the Monsterpalooza panel below.