New Short – Krueger: A Tale From Elm Street

This fan film attempts to do the back story on Freddy Krueger. If you’re a fan it’s worth checking out because from a reported $300 budget they’ve done a pretty good job.

Set in the 1970’s, after a rash of horrible killings, the alleged Springwood Slasher is finally arrested and brought to justice. But Lieutenant Donald Thompson wants more than evidence and probable cause to put this child murderer away, he wants a written confession. And in an effort to prove guilt, Thompson sits down in an interrogation room with the man known as Freddy Krueger. Will he get Freddy’s confession or more than he bargained for?

A WORD FROM CHRIS NOTARILE (Writer/Director)

“Krueger” is the first of a three part prequel webseries I am producing, focusing on our favorite slashers and their origins. I chose to do this because even though icons like Freddy, Jason and Michael have had their pasts referenced within their respective franchises, no one has ever exclusively attempted to make a film about the actual back story. This of course excludes the remakes. That being said, part one of this series centers on Freddy and the day he is brought to justice.

My goal was to show that Freddy was a truly disgusting human being and damn well deserved what he got in the end. He was vile, despicable and most importantly, he was NOT a push over. He was a bastard, the son of a 100 maniacs to be exact. And with this portrayal, done splendidly by Roberto Lombardi, I really wanted to play up those sinister traits.

I chose Nancy’s father as the protagonist because I wanted to establish more motive for Freddy’s need to “get” Nancy in the first and third film. I wanted to imply that he’s been lusting after her since before he even died. Though unlike the remake, he never came in contact with her while he was alive.

Shawn Parr played the role of Thompson and I tell you, that man has magical hair. Comb it in any direction and he transforms into whatever part he is playing. His hair is truly a wonder. His performance was also amazing. It was a real treat to see him walk the line of a man on the edge and essentially elude to the horrible vengeful deed that he and the parents of Springwood enact upon Freddy.