Freddy Krueger is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" film series. Created by writer-director Wes Craven, Freddy first appeared in the 1984 film "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Characterized by his burned face, red and green striped sweater, brown fedora, and a glove with razor-sharp blades, Freddy Krueger is one of the most iconic figures in the horror genre. Unlike many horror villains who pursue their victims in the physical world, Freddy attacks his victims in their dreams, which allows for a wide array of surreal and imaginative horror scenarios. The injuries or death he inflicts in the dream world also occur in reality, making him a particularly menacing figure.