The darkest chapter in DBD
I recently watched the first 3 Nightmare on elm street movies and loved all of them (Including 2 which seems to be a hot take, i also liked 3 more than 1) But i also ended up watching the remake sense that's what our freddy is based on and....wow. Fair warning this is dark and gross and if you are sensitive to crimes of a sexual nature or just dont want to be grossed out everytime you see Freddy or have to go to Springwood you should skip this post.
So you might know that Freddy was a child killer in the original films, pretty dark in itself but the remake takes it a step further by making him a pedophile. That basement in the springwood pre school? That's where he took the kids. Even grosser than that is the fact that hes hunting down and killing his former victims like Quintin, as revenge for telling on him in his movie. That's the plot, that's what they went with. To be fair they were going to make Freddy a pedophile in the original films but decided against it because they didn't want people to think they were capitalizing off of it and also someone probably said "Hey maybe lets not". In this one they also have a disgusting scene where Freddy ties Nancy to a bed, reminds her of her trauma before attempting to [BAD WORD] her again. Did i mention i [BAD WORD] hate this movie?
In game they never directly state this but they dont hide it either, his add ons are toddler clothes, drawings and worst of all a black box filled with pictures of his crimes. I was talking to a friend not too long ago about a game based off a movie called "The warriors" and mentioned that it probably had the distinction of being the only game to have a playable [BAD WORD] (Ajax) but little did I know Dead By Daylight raised that bar to what i hope is the highest it can possibly go
By the way I definitely dont want anything changed or taken out.....unless it was to replace him with the original, but that's not the point of this post. I wasn't even aware of the remake (I dont think a lot of people are) and have been playing this game for so long completely ignorant to how dark Springwood actually is and just wanted to share with you all. Personally every time I play Freddy I'm having a head canon of him being the original wholesome child murderer we all know and love.
Side note if youre wondering the movie isn't just gross its pretty lame, Its retelling the original story but with dumb changes and cliché early 2000s horror tropes (LOUD NOISE = SCARY) with somehow worse special effects. Even if you got past all the gross stuff the only reason to watch it would be to see who Quentin is since he's a original character made for the remake. Hes also the best survivor they could have picked (I can barely remember anything about their Nancy) so good on them for that.