A Glove That Turned a Nightmare into a Cinematic Classic

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 26, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections, Horror |

Deluxe Freddy Krueger Metal Glove

The funny thing about horror films is that they are by nature B pictures — so when you’re looking at a new horror flick you have no idea that you may in fact be looking at a future classic film — and such was the case when I first got to see A Nightmare on Elm Street back in the day. Of course every great horror needs a gimmick to make it stand out from the crowd and for Elm Street this was Freddy Krueger’s nasty metal glove. And looking at this Deluxe Freddy Krueger Metal Glove with fresh eyes I’ve now come to see that the glove design was in fact a brilliant unrecognized early example of cinema steampunk if you think about it.

Freddy Krueger


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