‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Turns 37-Years-Old Today: Robert Englund Speaks out About the Original House Going up for Sale

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the most iconic horror slasher movies of all time. Robert Englund’s Freddy Kreuger and his rampage are both a part of pop culture. A franchise was born that defined an entire era of horror filmmaking. The original house went up for sale, which started a conversation around what it means for the future of the legendary property. Englund recently contributed to the conversation in his true, charismatic fashion.

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ turns 37-years-old

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' actor Robert Englund with Freddy Krueger glove cutting through fake wall
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A Nightmare on Elm Street officially turns 37-years-old today. Horror fans took to social media to share their excitement around the anniversary. The movie achieved an incredible achievement on a mere $1.1 million budget. Wes Craven is a horror legend, but he’s most famously known for his involvement in creating the franchise. However, he also made other iconic movies within the genre before his death as a result of a brain tumor in 2015.

Today, A Nightmare on Elm Street is in the same conversation as other classic slasher franchises. Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child’s Play, and Scream are some of the included titles. However, Freddy is at the top of that list for his famous finger-knifed glove and Englund’s performance.

Robert Englund responds to the house going up for sale

The original A Nightmare on Elm Street home went on the market before Halloween. The house was listed for $3.25 million. A person in a Freddy costume took pictures around the property to capitalize on its fascinating movie history. It’s located in the Spaulding Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. The two-story home has three bedrooms.

TMZ caught Englund at LAX and asked him about the home going on the market. He joked that Jason Voorhees or Pinhead would be excellent fits into the neighborhood. However, Englund more seriously said that the new owners will likely still have to deal with A Nightmare on Elm Street fans. Diehard movie fans around the world enjoy visiting the real-life filming locations of their favorite films. This house is easily accessible in a major city like LA.

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ is perhaps the best horror slasher franchise

Horror fans are constantly engaging in a dialogue regarding which original slasher franchise is the best. A Nightmare on Elm Street just might be the best original horror slasher franchise. The sequels vary in quality and the remake is generally disliked. However, the main franchise balances horror and Englund’s comedy in successful ways. Craven’s original nightmare concept is a powerful one that continues to haunt dreams.

A potential reboot is in talks. Halloween and The Exorcist are some of the classic horror franchises that have recently been revived. There’s a potential for A Nightmare on Elm Street to return to the silver screen in a huge way. However, the original franchise’s success largely relied on Englund’s tremendous performance to carry its comedy and its horror.

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