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One Two Freddy’s Coming For You…

Halloween is upon us, and this time I decided to dedicate this post to Freddy Krueger and his creator, Wes Craven who just recently passed away.
Craven first engaged us with his brilliant, on-the-dark side mind in 1984 with the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” film.
It was clear from this first movie, when Craven introduced us to Freddy, a monster with razor-sharp knife hands who come alive only in your dreams, that he was onto something great.
Set in the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio, the revolutionary concept the film introduced was the notion of a serial killer that was able to enter the dreams of his prey and kill them that way. If you die in your dream, you die in real life also.
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There was a huge cast for this movie, including Robert Englund starring as Freddy, as well as the screen debut of Johnny Depp. Not only was the film revolutionary in the genre of horror films, but it was also a huge financial success created on a tiny budget that went on to earn in the tens of millions of dollars. Even to this day the movies continue to appease horror fans around the world, with generous profits rolling in.
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The film is full of terrorizing scenes, conjured up from our deepest and darkest nightmares. Loved ones enjoying idyllic dream like scenes, only to be suddenly and shockingly twisted into horrific, bloody, violent nightmares. Gruesome death scenes of hideous proportions like you have never seen before permeate the screen, leaving you wondering how you will ever sleep peacefully again (perhaps with the help of Hypnocil?).

The film was among the first to be categorized as a slasher film. Freddy’s terrifying arsenal of blades, scissors, and other sharp weapons seems limited only by his imagination, which is as twisted and limitless and his black soul.
Only in the mind of a talent as twisted and demented as Craven could a film so traumatic be so entertaining.

The Nightmare on Elm Street series was a success and it wasn’t only on the big screen that the movie series was popular, many toys, books, video games, comic books, and a TV series were developed inspired by the movie.

As for me – I’m a huge fan of the Nightmare series. I have Freddy’s books, DVDs and I still have the movie tickets from the screening I went to back in the ’90s.
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In 1988 I played the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ on my first PC. That time was actually was my first acquaintance with Freddy. The game was based on the third part of the movie series.
Your first mission is to find Freddy’s house on Elm street, but it’s pretty hard, because they do not have street signs in Springwood!
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Once you’ll find his house, you’ll meet Sister Mary Helena (aka Freddy’s mom). She appears again throughout the game.
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On the first floor of Freddy’s house you’ll fight off skeletons and try to avoid small fires. Not too difficult for a start, but as you go deeper and deeper into Freddy’s basement, the game starts to get very difficult (and that is why I’ve never reached the final level).
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The “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series was, in my opinion, Wes Craven’s best work, and I’ll always remember him for his contribution to the horror world.

If you’ll look closely, you’ll also find some references to the “Nightmare on Elm st.” series in my own work:
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Have you too been inspired by Craven to create something that will send chills up the spines of his fans? I’d love to hear your stories!
And remember, Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep! Muhahaha!

P.S. – Let me know if you would like to read more non-games-related posts like this.

Carmel games story writer and graphic designer

  • Anonymous Kyle

    I hope you make it very scary !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By the way 1st comment

  • Gajunas Dabusinskas

    hi carmel games i broke both of my arms and i can only use my fingers and its very hard to type so maybe you can release a game even a litlle faster for me just to make me fell beter and my birthday is on november 12 so if youll relese a game a litlle faster i would be great thanx p.s im not lieng about the broken arms good luck

    • Ouch… Get well soon!
      We’ll release a new game in a few days (most likely on Monday)

      • Gajunas Dabusinskas

        thanks well it hurt like 1 day and things got better but i couldnt really dress up so my mom had to put pants on me also if you want to see a picture of how im looking you can find it on facebook my facebook name is gajunas dabusinskas like in here also it hapend on MONDAY dun dun dun

  • Sara Elisabeth Steen Olsen

    I LOVE ”A Nightmare On Elm Street” <3

  • cafelove

    hi Carmel games. i just wanted to know when will you release skip around the world {India}

    • We plan to release David&Keithan next week.
      Skip will be released in two-three weeks from today.

  • Tierney Esler

    legit overly obsessed with your games lol

    • Moti

      Thank you Tierney, I’m glad to hear you love our games 🙂

  • Vidhi Sharma

    What is the difference between Luke and Luke deluxe?

  • FrancoPabloDiablo

    I, personally, would welcome and enjoy more articles like this. It gives us all an insight into your inspirations and influences so why not?

    • Moti

      It’s good to hear Franco, why not indeed? Now that we read all you guys comments and see the demand 🙂

  • michael

    The game graphics looks very good MOTI 😀 keep up the good work bro 🙂 Love nightmare on elms street the classic 😀 keep it up 🙂 love your work !

    • Moti

      Thank you Michael 🙂

  • AtomicBow

    All those words about Wes Craven were spot on, Wes Craven was not just a creator, but a legend within the horror community. I love Freddy Krueger, possibly one of the most spine-chilling horror characters I’ve even seen. Even to this day, Freddy Krueger stands as one of the most frightening characters of all time. Wes Craven is a prophet of the horror society, he is a truly a legend and will always remain one till the end of time. I offer my sincere condolences for his friends and family.

  • TJ

    This was excellent, Moti! Thank you for sharing… makes me want to watch them all over again. I’m a bit of a horror fan, myself.

    • Moti

      I wouldn’t have guessed that about you, all of the girls I know hate horror movies 🙂
      It’s always great to learn more about one of our greatest fans.

      • TJ

        I enjoy learning about your travels and interests, too. My daughter and I are actually the horror fans in my house. We especially love supernatural and psychological thrillers.

  • cgfan

    goooood

  • I_RULE

    I want the Nightmare on Elm Street game! Where can I download it?

  • pranamika love

    WOW.. i doesn’t like the horror movies and games but this one sounds great and adventurous….

  • Ian Jackson

    Yes, I’d taken note of Wes Craven’s genius for horror before Freddy with Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, and, my personal favorite, Deadly Blessing. The scene at the end of that film, where the house suddenly darkens, her husband’s ghost appears and croaks, “Beware the Incubus!”. Wow! And then out of the floor rises …… you guessed it! Creepiest scene ever and proof, if proof were needed, that Wes Craven was a great horror director.

    Love such off-topic posts BTW!

    • Moti

      I saw Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, but not ‘Deadly Blessing’. I’ll check it out soon, thanks!

  • Andy

    Yeah, I’d love to see more non-games-related posts I really liked this one 😀

    • Moti

      Thanks, I will try to write more in the near future.

  • Yash

    Liked the post guys and where can I get nightmare on elm street game I want to download it

  • Red Spark

    Wow! This is cool!

  • aanchal

    I would LOVE to see other posts like this
    Good Work Moti

  • YAYA TB…!★

    Carmel i saw that you has a new game “Riddle of the sea”but i do not know when it been
    release? can you tell me! please.

    • The game has been released on September 1st.

      • Vikhyat Agarwal

        why dont you post all of the 8 episodes of who lives here games on the brain busters site? or is it just for abroy.com

        • I will publish it tomorrow. Sorry about that.

  • I like the post ! Its amazing 😉

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