A Nightmare on Elm Street artist Matthew Peak releases a brand new poster for 1991 sequel Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Wes Craven's original horror masterpiece was released back in 1984, and Peak was the man responsible for the iconic poster. Peak would then go on to hand-paint the posters for several of Nightmare on Elm Street's sequels.
After five twisted movies about the man with knives for fingers, New Line Cinema decided it was time to officially kill off Freddy Krueger. While that was the way the film was marketed in the 1990s, Robert Englund would return as Freddy for Wes Craven's New Nightmare and also Freddy vs. Jason in 2003. The sixth film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series takes place in a world where Krueger successfully killed almost every child and teenager in Springwood, Ohio. Freddy's Dead sees the dream demon going head to head with a new group of teenagers, as well as his daughter (played by Lisa Zane). Freddy's Dead was panned by critics upon its release, but now fans of the film can feast their eyes on a brand new poster.
Peak has come out with a new poster for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, which he's currently selling on Bottleneck Art Gallery. The artist is currently offering two different versions of the poster (text or textless), both of which are limited edition prints. The new poster features some of the most memorable images from the film including the dream demons and the 3D glasses, the latter of which was used as a marketing ploy for the film. Peak's new poster for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare can be viewed below.
While certain sequels to A Nightmare on Elm Street, specifically Freddy's Dead, didn't do great with critics, there's no denying that Freddy has become a horror icon right up there with Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. The series received a remake in 2010 with Jackie Earle Haley in the role of Freddy, but there have also been rumors about another Nightmare on Elm Street reboot for quite some time now. While that movie hasn't really come together just yet, Englund did appear on last year's Halloween episode of The Goldbergs, which was the first time he'd played the character since 2003. Englund has teased that he might be up for playing Freddy in one last movie, and Heather Langenkamp (Nancy Thompson) is even eager to do another sequel.
Even though there aren't any concrete details on a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie, fans still have plenty of artwork to keep them preoccupied until more news comes out. With as popular as A Nightmare on Elm Street has become since the 1980s, fan art has never really stopped, but fans will likely be thrilled to see the original poster artist return to the franchise. Even if they didn't necessarily enjoy the sixth A Nightmare on Elm Street movie, most fans will be eager to get their hands on this limited edition poster for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.
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