Prelude: Who or what is Freddy Krueger?
Freddy, the “Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs” born circa 1941-1942 is the illegitimate love child of Amanda Krueger and a Maury sized audience of potential “donors." He spent his days a kid-killin while being a creepy janitor type working in a nefarious boiler room. The townspeople got wise to his shenanigans and after botching some evidence in his trial, decided to take it upon themselves to hunt him down and burn him alive. (it should be noted that A Nightmare on Elm Street takes place in 1984. Nancy is 17. And “Freddy’s Dead” puts the arson mob at around 1966. While it stands to reason that Nancy’s parents were around the age of 30-35 at the time of the Freddy burning, this make’s Kristen’s parents anywhere from 14-22…yikes) once he started roasting, Freddy cursed the townspeople that he would come back and get their children… IN THEIR DREAMS! – except he didn’t, but we’ll get to that
Timeline and key years: Amanda Krueger is born in 1907 (Dream Warriors). She dies in 1967 (the same year Nancy was born (Dream Warriors) ). Freddy is born circa 1941 (Dream Child/Freddy’s Dead). Freddy is burnt alive after his trial in 1966-1967. Nancy Thompson is born in 1967. Kristen Parker is born in 1974.