A late Halloween treat, but here it is anyway. The movies didn't really supply date details, so most of theme are made up.
Fredrick Charles "Freddy" Krueger
, also known as the Springwood Slasher
and the Ohio Boogeyman
, was an American serial killer who was responsible for the kidnappings and murders of approximately 20 children in the town of Springwood, Ohio from 1969 to 1972. Krueger's M.O. involved luring and kidnapping children, taking them to the boiler room of a power plant he worked at, and murdering them with a clawed glove.
Details surrounding Krueger's early life are scarce, mostly coming from self-testimony and what few records could actually be found. From what could be pieced together, Krueger was born around September 1941 to a nun named Amanda Krueger, who worked at an insane asylum outside of Springwood, Ohio in the early 1940s. Based on testimonies of those who knew Amanda Krueger, she was brutally gang-raped by 100 of the asylum's most insane inmates after being locked in a room with them while working in late 1940. Around nine months later, Freddy Krueger was born the same asylum his mother was employed. Amanda, unable to raise her son due to her religious duties, had him placed in foster care. Krueger, during his testimonies, alleged he was shuffled from orphanage to orphanage and foster home to foster home, where he suffered abuse from his peers and supposed caretakers.
At 18, Krueger would find employment at a power plant in Springwood, Ohio, where he would work as a technician. In 1964, Krueger married Loretta Craven, a waitress at a local diner that Krueger frequented. Together, the two had a daughter whose identity has since been sealed for privacy reasons. But for all intents and purposes, the Kruegers seemed like any other ordinary working-class American family in Spingwood. In 1969, Krueger's murder spree began and continued for the next three years, keeping the usually quiet town of Springwood on edge. (Later it would discovered, after Krueger's death, that he had also murdered his wife Loretta shortly before his arrest upon being the first to learn of his crimes.) Krueger was finally arrested in October 1972 following a three-year long investigation of what the Ohio press dubbed "The Springwood Slasher". However, Krueger was arrested without a signed search warrant and, following a much publicized trial, was released on this technicality on November 9th, 1972. Furious, the parents of Springwood formed a lynch mob that same night and took justice on Krueger into their own hands. They tracked Krueger down to power plant he worked at (which was closed following the murders) before he could skip town and set the building aflame while Krueger was in the plant's boiler room. Krueger's charred remains were taken from the burnt-out ruins of the plant and buried in an undisclosed location.
Over 45 years later, the story of Freddy Krueger remains one of America's most notorious serial killer cases to this day. And going by urban legends, it is said the burned form of Krueger haunts the dreams of Springwood's children, as revenge for what the previous generations did to him.