Previous and subsequent films by NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET directors

These days when a horror movie turns into a franchise the original director often stays on as a producer, or the writers stick around for a while. Leigh Whannell kept writing SAW sequels, Darren Lynn Bousman directed four of them, there's some continuity there. In the heyday of the slashers, though, it was a producer's medium. Wes Craven was clearly the visionary behind A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, but he was quickly pushed aside as New Line Cinema treated Freddy movies as a product to keep churning out. Gotta have the new model in stores in time for the holidays.

The results may not be artistically pure, but they're always interesting, in part because they treated it as a scouting…

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  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Chiller
  • Alone in the Dark
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • The Hidden
  • Dreamscape
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • The Blob
  • Prison
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • Die Hard 2
  • Dangerous Game
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child
  • Predator 2
  • Book of Love
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • New Nightmare
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • The 51st State
  • Freddy vs. Jason
  • Fearless