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SLEEP HYGIENE AND THE LEGENDARY FREDDY KRUEGER

Horror Asylum Posted: 2 November, 2016 at 21:33 PM GMT
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Let us ask you a rather personal question: What stops you from sleeping...? Is it visions of vampires? The fear of chainsaw-wielding psychos? Or perhaps slow and steady nightmares about unstoppable killers that patiently pursue you wherever you go? Horror is certainly renowned for haunting us in our sleep, but thereís one character that takes this to a new level...

The reason we ask is that sleep hygiene seems to be such a hot topic these days and of course horror fans will have their own particular take on this one. By the way, if you havenít come across the term "sleep hygiene" before then you should know that itís nothing to do with cleaning your bedding regularly. Itís a phrase that is used in connection with any research or discussion concerning the best ways to get good, refreshing and undisturbed sleep.

For those who are familiar with the horror canon, the moment anyone mentions sleep hygiene one particular horror icon always seems to come alarmingly to mind. Letís have a clue...he can always be identified by his signature fedora, striped jumper and single, clawed glove.

If you havenít guessed it yet, itís Freddy Krueger, star of the horror classic from 1984's Nightmare on Elm Street. The original trailer is here and well worth a quick watch as whilst it might look slightly quaint compared to the 2010 re-make, that classic Ď80s suburban horror world is just great fun.

Now the really clever thing about Freddy is that this nasty piece of work gives the traditional horror set-up a cunning twist. His victims are still kept up all night, as per normal in the genre; but unusually their problem is not how to fall asleep in the face of such terror but how to stay awake. Whatever they do they mustnít drift off, as itís in their dreams that dear old Freddy comes for them! Of course away from Elm Street itís possible to get a safe and refreshing nightís sleep with Bedstar. Their next day bed delivery means that you can put an end to troubled nights in virtually no time at all.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of Freddy is that he wasnít confined to one film but came back again and again. The Nightmare on Elm Street series is a terrifying nine films long! As usually happens with horror series the writers and directors changed as the films progressed so the tone and style underwent slight alterations over time.

Many would place Wes Craven as the crucial ingredient in any successful Elm Street flick as he was the writer behind the original. He came back for the third film, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and then wasnít properly involved again with the movies until 1994 for Wes Cravenís New Nightmare. This one isnít part of the series exactly as it takes what you might call a post-modern approach. (Check out the trailer here to see what we mean!) It takes the Freddie Krueger character into the real world and sees him haunting, and trying to murder, the actual actors and actresses from the series. It even stars Wes Craven as himself!

Whatever your thoughts on the series, Freddie Krueger has an immutable status as a disturber of sleep. So next time someone starts talking about sleep hygiene, just try to avoid thinking of that single, clawed, hand!

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Horror Asylum Posted: 2 November, 2016 at 21:33 PM GMT
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