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Was Freddy Krueger a child killer AND a pedophile, or was he just a child killer?

When I saw the remake, they made him out to be a malicious child molester, and that was the reason why he was killed by the parents.

And let's just say I wasn't too thrilled of that.

But then other people who I told this to said that Freddy has always been a child molester. It wasn't concrete, but it was hinted throughout the movies, especially in Freddy vs. Jason with the quote, "...and he loves children, especially little girls."


I'm honestly confused.

Was Freddy a pedo, or no?
 sapherequeen posted over a year ago
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1122ridr said:
Wes Craven wanted Freddy to be a child molester, but somewhere that was a BIG problem, so he just made him a child killer. However, it was implied that he was a pedophile. The remake made him a child molester because he originally was supposed to be a child molester. You can thank Wes Craven.
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Yup!
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Best answer, :)
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jlhfan624 said:
The original Freddy I don't believe was a pedophile. He was a child killer. Somehow, someone somewhere told the guys remaking ANOES that it was a good idea to have him be a molester. I hated that, Freddy just killed children.
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Ok, I'm so relieved it's hard to describe it. I agree, I hate it to. It's one of the most awful ideas I'll ever hear. :(
sapherequeen posted over a year ago
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Plus, thanks answering my question :)
sapherequeen posted over a year ago
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I agree, I was upset, because to me that took all the horror away from Freddy, since he didn't kill a single child.
EllaBlack posted over a year ago
Horror_Fanatic said:
Wes Craven’s 1984 original gave Freddy, who kills his teenage victims while they dream, an unsettling backstory. Krueger was a child murderer in Craven’s film, having killed 20 children in the neighborhood, only to be released because the search warrant that yielded the evidence was improperly signed. A mob of angry parents cornered Krueger in an abandoned boiler room and set him on fire, and the disfigured Krueger haunts their children’s dreams, visiting upon them the sins of their fathers. In the new version, Krueger is a child molester who keeps Polaroids of his crimes in a shoebox. The arsonist mob attacks Krueger, in lieu of forcing their children to endure a lengthy trial. As horrific as is the thought of a child being killed, it apparently wasn’t quite shocking enough for the Nightmare relaunch. Today, with concern about rampant child sexual abuse stitched into the zeitgeist—To Catch a Predator and Law & Order: SVU come to mind—a molester is the ultimate bogeyman.
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Totally agree....
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DestinyStarx said:
I think he was both in the first one he was just sadistic and the new one was more in-depth about his character, its a hard call..
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dillon7 said:
he tryed to snog nancy in the original but threw him away. and he pretends to be other people so pedo.
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PastranaFanatic said:
umm... I don't think he is a child molester. In the original movies,he was just a child killer...
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boogert98 said:
well it just depends on which freddy krueger movie you are watching. in the old ones he was a child killer but in the newest freddy krueger movie that came out receently they made him a pedophile.
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gabric99 said:
no freddy didnt only kill kids he first killed there parents if they were there then he killed the kid in there dreams and then he kills them in real life DUH!!
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Your "DUH" really doesnt answer the question....
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droberson1104 said:
Freddy was absolutely a child molester- however the "silly" remake didn't portray the complete nature of the character. Freddy was not only a serial rapist of children but he also KILLED them. Why this was omitted from the remake I'm not sure. In the original movie, children were often missing and always murdered. Hope that helps. :)
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timeraw7 said:
no freedy was a child killer and when his wife found out what he was doing he killed her to which his daughter witnessed the murder of her mom. then his daughter war taken away. he was put om trial& set free. then he was burned by parents who wanted their own justice. he made a deal with demons to live forever then he started to kill kids in theor dreams
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The original "Nightmare" - "implies" that there was MORE than just murder on Freddy's mind.
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