Survival of the fittest – it is perhaps the most true of all laws. Whether it is in the darkest jungle, the hottest desert, the frozen wastes, the deepest oceans, or on a school playground – the strongest survives by preying on the weakest. That last example is important, as children following this rule are perhaps the cruelest. This covers many stories in our culture, most chronicling a descent from civilization into savagery. We’ve seen it recently in The Hunger Games, before that in Battle Royale, but we’re going to go back a bit further, to what some may call the original Hunger Game… Lord of the Flies. More savagery after the jump…
Villains & Monsters Week: J.W. Ward has 5 reasons why Freddy Krueger is the greatest horror movie villain ever
Sure, he’s ugly. He’s a killer. He’s got bad taste in gloves and a worse taste in sweaters. He lives in your dreams and thrives in your nightmares.
But he’s just so much damn fun.
Since his debut in Wes Craven’s 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street and over the course of nine films in 27 years, Freddy Krueger has become the greatest of the supernatural slashers.
Yes, I mean he’s better than Jason. More mighty than Michael Myers. More evil than Ghostface and more crafty than Jigsaw.
Don’t believe me? Here are five reasons why Freddy Krueger is the greatest horror movie villain of all: Read the rest of this entry