One, Two, Freddy's coming to Hulu! The vast majority of original A Nightmare on Elm Street movies are heading to the streaming service in May. Currently, this iconic horror series isn't available on Netflix or any other major streaming service. So, if you're a horror fan who doesn't already own the massive box set, or are just too lazy to get off the couch and pop in the DVDs, then this is good news.
Freddy Krueger is ready to scare your streaming dreams. Starting next month, Hulu subscribers will be able to stream the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Wes Craven's New Nightmare. For whatever reason, Hulu doesn't' currently have 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare listed on their May lineup of movies coming to the streaming service. But if Freddy's Dead couldn't make the cut, at least New Nightmare did. Maybe The Final Nightmare (which most definitely was not actually the final one) will show up anyway, for you completionists out there.
This lineup is of the original franchise run. It doesn't include 2003's Freddy vs. Jason, which might bum out many hardcore horror fans. It also doesn't include the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which stars Jackie Earle Haley as the infamous Freddy Krueger, instead of franchise mainstay and horror icon Robert Englund. Though, given the general thoughts from fans of the franchise on the Platinum Dunes remake, that may not be such a bad thing. Despite the omissions, this makes for quite the potential horror movie binge next month for anyone who's looking to fill up a Saturday with some supernatural slasher goodness.
The first A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984 and introduced the world to Freddy Krueger. Not to be dramatic, but the horror world was never quite the same. It spawned one of the longest-running horror franchises in history and birthed a true horror icon who would likely wind up on the Mount Rushmore of slashers, were there to be such a thing. Like all franchises, there have been low points, but Dream Warriors and New Nightmare are two of the best and most inventive horror sequels ever. So if you've never seen them, next month gives you a great opportunity to do so.
For now, going through a marathon of the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies is the best anyone can do. The 2010 remake pretty much killed the franchise for a while. There have been plans for an Elm Street reboot ever since, with The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson still reportedly attached to write it. However, we haven't had any significant updates on that front in quite some time. While we wait for some news on a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie, you can sleep easy, or perhaps uneasy, knowing you can watch the original movies on Hulu in the very near future.