Stranger Things 4 Fan Poster Perfectly Recreates Nightmare on Elm Street

A new fan poster for Stranger Things season 4 perfectly recreates the poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street. By the time A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984, director Wes Craven had already started to make a name for himself in the horror genre with The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. However, A Nightmare on Elm Street is arguably his most popular film because of the now-iconic character Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). The Springwood Slasher terrified audiences back in the ’80s, and the poster art from Matthew Peak played a small part in gaining the film attention. ,There’s no denying A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the most well-known horror films to come from the ’80s, so it isn’t surprising that Stranger Things season 4 was heavily influenced by Craven’s work. Season 4’s big bad has similar powers to Freddy Krueger, being able to kill his victims in real-life while they are in a trance-like state after taunting them about their past trauma. Vecna’s appearance strongly resembles the character in Dungeons & Dragons, but the villain’s claws on his left hand are also reminiscent of Freddy’s glove. Englund even plays the character Victor Creel, which was a bit of a meta cameo since a Freddy Krueger cardboard cut-out was included in a scene inside Robin and Steve’s Family Video.,Related: Stranger Things’ Vecna Identity, Powers & Origin Fully Explained,Artist diamonddead has now taken these similarities and combined them into a single poster. The artwork recreates Peak’s painting, replacing Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Freddy with Vecna. Diamonddead’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and Stranger Things crossover poster can be seen below:,Click here to see the post on Instagram,A Nightmare on Elm Street may have been the most obvious inspiration for Stranger Things season 4, but it was far from the only horror movie referenced. Stranger Things Matt and Ross Duffer have been packing in nostalgic ’80s easter eggs since the series premiere and based this season’s villain on three horror icons: Freddy, Stephen King’s Pennywise, and Pinhead from Hellraiser. As mentioned above, Englund himself has a role in season 4, but the scene where Robin and Nancy visit his character clearly pays homage to the scene in Silence of the Lambs where Clarice Starling goes to interview Hannibal Lecter. Other homages include a recreation of the famous pig-blood scene in Carrie, an Evil Dead poster in Jonathan’s room, and many more.,Stranger Things may seem to have an endless number of easter eggs and homages to the ’80s, but the Duffer Bros. have been able to craft their own unique story that’s become one of Netflix’s most compelling series. Kyle Lambert is the poster artist behind Stranger Things, and while his artwork is impressive, it’s fun to see fan art that crosses over with different horror franchises. The future of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is currently up in the air, but at least Stranger Things and fan art like the one above can keep the spirit of horror classics alive.,More: Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 Ending Explained (In Detail),Source: diamonddead