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Artifact Stats: Freddy Krueger’s Sweater
When you think about the biggest horror villains around, the dream-haunting Freddy Krueger would likely be high on the list.
This quick-witted killer became a hit after his first appearance in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. But it’s not just Freddy’s penchant for puns that made him famous; his iconic look helped him stand out from the slasher crowd.
Artifact: Freddy Krueger’s stiped sweater
Appears: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Why it’s scary: Director Wes Craven read in Scientific American that the two colors—bright red and dingy green—were the most difficult for the human eye to view side-by-side.
You can check out Freddy’s sweater, as well as his hat and notorious glove, in Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film.
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Sweater created by Dana Lyman and signed by Robert Englund. Film directed by Wes Craven.
On Loan from the Collection of Jeff Nuzzo