Great Job, Internet!: This fan-edited Freddy Krueger origin story is the stuff of dreams

The origin story appears to be where the studios go when they run out of ideas. Earlier this month, Bryan Fuller implied that the next Friday The 13th film would explore Jason’s early days with his mother. Rob Zombie explained away all the mystery of Michael Myers in his Halloween reboot, and let’s not forget every other superhero movie that Marvel is cranking out (thankfully Spider-Man: Homecoming won’t be the third time we see the web-slinger’s origin told on screen.) YouTube site PlayaTV is currently hosting a fan-edited video that explores the life and times of Freddy Krueger, before he first donned his hat, sweater, and glove.

The short uses footage from The Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead, Freddy Vs. Jason, the 2010 remake, and even clips from the Tobe Hooper-directed pilot for Freddy’s Nightmares, which chronicled Freddy’s arrest, trial, and release (thanks to …

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