A wonderful poster created by a fan has horror nuts begging for more films from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
With the upcoming release of Scream VI and with Michael Myers back in action with the Halloween franchise, many fans think it would be an opportune time to revive Wes Craven’s Freddy Kreuger and A Nightmare on Elm Street. When horror film director Mike Flanagan mentioned that he’d be interested in working on an installment, it created buzz among fans of the franchise that the franchise could be on the edge of a revival. Bloody Disgusting reveals that one such fan has taken it to the next level, and created a concept poster for a hypothetical Nightmare on Elm Street film.
Upon hearing Flanigan’s interest, Twitter user Creepy Duck recently tweeted the poster in response: “So, @flanaganfilm wants to make a Nightmare on Elm Street movie and apparently has a whole pitch lined up! Can somebody make this happen like now please? I would be all in for that! Here’s my concept poster.”
Flanagan mentioned that the franchise has been on his list “forever” and that directing an installment “would be fun.” He continued “So I keep telling my agents, like, ‘Send me in on A Nightmare on Elm Street.’”
Flanagan noted that because of complications with titles and ownership for the Nightmare on Elm Street films, many have had a hard time tracking down who to reach out to about reviving the franchise, casting some doubt on the reality of the project. Still, he seems to have hope in the possibility.
Creepy Duck, real name Colm Geoghegan, is an Irish graphic designer, with a specialty in movie poster design. Colm has created posters and concept art for recognizable films like Scream 2022, Hellraiser, and Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. His Nightmare on Elm Street mock-up poster is one of a number of concept posters that the artist has released that have gone viral.
Mike Flanagan is an American horror director who’s been praised by the likes of Stephen King, and his interest in the Nightmare on Elm Street films should come as little surprise. Ironically hailing from the Salem witch trial associated Salem, Massachusetts, Flanagan is known for his work in the horror genre, heading films like 2011’s Absentia, 2012’s Oculus, 2016’s Ouija: Origin of Evil, and 2017’s Gerald’s Game. He is also known for The Haunting series on Netflix, which consists of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, as well as the miniseries Midnight Mass.
The original A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984 and is widely recognized as one of the greatest horror films ever made, introducing audiences to one of the most well-known horror movie villains of all time, Freddy Krueger and his signature gloves. Written and directed by the legendary horror movie director Wes Craven, the original Nightmare on Elm Street led to six sequels, a remake of the original film, a television series, and a crossover with Friday the 13th that saw Freddy meeting that franchise’s big bad Jason Voorhees.
Wes Craven’s impact on the horror genre includes being the mastermind behind the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, the Scream franchise, and cult classics like 1972’s The Last House on the Left and 1977’s The Hills Have Eyes. After he passed away in 2015, fans have been revisiting the director’s work. Many believe that now would be an opportune time to revisit one of his most beloved horror movie franchises, and they now have a poster to prove it.