80s Freddy Krueger Nightmare on Elm Street 5 t-shirt Large

Chest 20.5 in.

Length 28 in.

Content: Feels like 100% Cotton

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This incredible vintage horror shirt celebrates the fifth installment of the iconic Nightmare on Elm Street franchise created by legendary horror director Wes Craven. The shirt shows a hilarious parody of a Madonna and child with Freddy Krueger in the role of doting mother. The back of the shirt then reads, "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 Terror's Newest Addition 'Don't dream and drive'". A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child premiered in 1989 and saw Robert Englund once again reprising his role as the gruesome slasher villain, Freddy Kruger.

In this fifth installment, Freddy is haunting the dreams of the baby of Alice Johnson, who first appeared in the previous film, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. The movie had a notably darker tone than some of the earlier films in the franchise, and it made significantly less money than some of the others. However, Nightmare 5 still proved to be a box office success and wound up being the highest grossing slasher film of 1989. The movie was directed by Stephen Hopkins, and it was one of his first major directing gigs. However the opportunity to write and direct the film was also offered to famous horror author Stephen King, and comic book writer Frank Miller.

One shot they filmed for the movie involved around 200 tarantulas hand-painted red and green to resemble Freddy's iconic sweater. Once the shot was finished the tarantulas were left to roam freely around the studio, as production hadn't anticipated how they'd wrangle the unruly spiders once they were loose. Instead, the film simply continued shooting on another, spider-free, set.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is discoloration near the bottom on the front and on the sleeves, see pics.


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