All the major franchises are coming back. Halloween is, Scream could, Texas Chainsaw Massacre could. Hell, there’s news of An American Werewolf in London coming back as well. Now, the big daddy of horror news websites, bloodydisgusting, tells us that horror film classic Freddy Krueger could be back on streaming as well as theater. Wes Craven’s estate has flinched back the rights to the iconic horror series.
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The report suggests that horror film Nightmare on Elm Street (NOES, pity my fingers) could return as an HBO MAX original. However, don’t hold your breath because the distribution tangles that great franchises go through can last for years and years altogether. Now, because the talks are going on with HBO for a series and a film, things could be a bit simpler. Streaming distribution is a bit simpler, as compared to the movie distribution business. Also, the rights of NOES are simple. Wes Cravens, and therefore his estate, owns the US rights for the red-sweater-wearing slasher.
Freddy Krueger first ripped through our dreams in the 1984 classic horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. He then returned to haunt on a regular basis until A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child released in 1989. Since then, the releases have been staggered, like in 1991, 1994, 2003 and then directly in 2010. The franchise ended with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street, which Samuel Bayer directed. The last film was a commercial success, but it didn’t rouse the critics as much. Maybe that’s the reason the franchise was kept on the back burner for such a long time. Oh, and yes, there’s no news about whether the new project will be a reboot or a reimagining. Keep this tab open to read about new developments.