Freddy Krueger is bringing along several A Nightmare on Elm Street movies as a part of all the new horror titles arriving on Hulu this month!
If you’re watching Hulu this month, don’t fall asleep!
For May 2018, the Hulu streaming service has done alright with their new horror entries. It’s mostly all of the Freddy Krueger movies starring Robert Englund (barring Freddy’s Dead and Freddy vs. Jason). Fans of The Crow will be happy too! And, really, there’s not much at all being added from the horror genre besides these two franchises. But such a heavy dose of Freddy is still mighty satisfying for a horror fan with a Hulu account! Read on for the full list, courtesy of Variety, with synopses from Imdb.
AVAILABLE MAY 1
A Nightmare on Elm Street
"“In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.”"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
"“A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.”"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
"“The last of the Elm Street kids are now at a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with unspeakable horrors. Their only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson, who helps them battle the supernatural psycho on his own hellish turf. “"
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master"
"“Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.”"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
"“Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice’s unborn child. His intention is to be “born again” into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?”"
"“The Crow is the tale of a young musician Eric Draven who, along with his fiancé, is murdered on the eve of their Halloween wedding. Exactly one year after their deaths, Eric is risen from the grave by a mysterious crow to seek out his killers and force them to answer for their crimes.”"
The Crow II: City of Angels
"“The Crow II: City of Angels tells the story of a victim, murdered by a brutal attach by an evil drug cartel, who is brought back to life by a mysterious crow. With the help of a beautiful woman named Sarah, he exacts revenge on his killers one by one, only to realize his enemy has discovered the one weakness that can destroy him forever.”"
The Crow III: Salvation
"“Wrongly executed for the murder of his girlfriend, Alex Corvis (Mabius) returns from the dead and sets out to find the real killer.”"
The Crow IV: Wicked Prayer
"“On his way to becoming an immortal demon, a gang leader orchestrates the murder of an ex-con and his girlfriend.”"
Men in Black II
"“Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.”"
"Wes Craven’s New Nightmare"
"“A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?”"
It’s strange that most of the Freddy films are included, but Freddy’s Dead is not. Though it gets a lot of flak, I’m pretty fond of The Final Nightmare and hate to see it snubbed while the rest of the collection comes along. Freddy vs. Jason isn’t technically an Elm Street movie so I’m willing to accept its absence. I just wanted to see Johnny Depp get hit in the head with a frying pan again.
As for The Crow, it goes without saying that the original is a beloved cult classic. The sequels get their fair share of hate, for sure, though I still find them to be fun to watch. It’s a nice way for people who haven’t seen them to watch the first four films before the planned reboot arrives.
Is Hulu nailing the horror genre better than Netflix? Are you going to plan a marathon of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies? Let us know how you feel in the comments section below.