Ten years after creating A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven would return behind the camera for New Nightmare, and bringing with him was a new Freddy Krueger that completely turned the franchise on its head. Craven not only took a gamble by abandoning the franchise’s continuity, he also leaned into a more menacing Krueger (how he always intended the character to be) rather than the wise-cracking madman that we knew and loved. For a franchise with very few great entries (some aren’t even good), A Nightmare on Elm Street desperately needed a shake-up, and what better mind than the brilliant Wes Craven to do just that?
I absolutely love what Mike Saputo has done with this one, depicting Freddy Krueger as the monster in all of our closets. He is the boogeyman, watching and waiting until we fall asleep so that he can slither into our dreams. Saputo’s piece is stunning and haunting and just the thing to keep us up at night. The print will be available through Mondo at this weekend’s 12th Annual 2017 Frightmare Weekend in Dallas.
8 thoughts on “Art: New Nightmare by Mike Saputo”
That’s really fuckin cool.
Glad you think so, man! It’s such a cool poster!
I love ANOES, even the bad sequels! Mike Saputo really did a fantastic job with this. I just checked out his other illustration works. Amazing artist. 🙂
There’s a crazy kind of charm to the NOES franchise, especially with the bad ones! I have Mike Saputo’s first ANOES print and it looks amazing. Dude is crazy talented!
Now this is very cool.
And I just did a post on the horror genre if you’re interested. https://vinnieh.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/who-is-your-favourite-horror-heroine/
Definitely a goodie!
Man, there are some super faulty movies in this franchise, but you can still laugh and groan at them. But when these movies are good, they are particularly good.