How Freddy Krueger Went from Child Killer to MTV Rock Star

From dolls to NES games, Wes Craven's dream demon was bigger than Jesus in the '80s

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For Halloween, Consequence of Sound dives into the evolution of Freddy Krueger, who started out as horror’s most gruesome child killer and went on to become one of the biggest rockstars of the ’80s. From spots on MTV to a popular Nintendo game, Wes Craven’s dream demon was bigger than Jesus, and remains a pop culture icon to this day.

Written by Michael Vanderbilt. Narrated by Michael Roffman. Edited by Caroline Daniel.

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