Show Business: Did You Ever See a Dream Stalking?

Freddy is the nightmare moviegoers love to hate

One, two, Freddy's comin' for you.

Three, four, better lock your door.

Five, six, grab your crucifix.

Seven, eight, gotta stay up late.

Nine, ten, never sleep again . . .

Nice guy, Freddy Krueger. Conceived in a madhouse one weekend when the inmates took their grotesque pleasures with a trapped staff member, this "bastard son of a hundred maniacs" worked as a school janitor in Springwood, U.S.A., where his hobby was kidnaping and murdering teenagers. Tried for these crimes, he was freed on a technicality: "Oh, the lawyers got fat and the judge got famous, but somebody forgot to sign...

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