No doubt we're all up to speed with Frederick Charles Krueger, the scarred-up, beclawed maniac who attacks children in their nightmares. Freddy's terrifying power includes the ability to control the endless surreality of dreams while always having a fun quip right up the sleeve of his red-and-black knitwear. He's like Inception's Cobb meets Deadpool, but somehow uglier and even better at killing people. And since everyone has to sleep sometime, he's seemingly impossible to escape.
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Not sure if this from Nightmare On Elm Street or the equally terrifying Mannequin 2: On The Move.
But off the bat, there's the one obvious vulnerability in Freddy's power: Aside from the occasional possession and mind control, the Springwood Slasher can't really get you until you're in a deep sleep. In the later films, the characters realize this and resort to an experimental, hard-to-fget drug called Hypnocil, which prevents sleepers from reaching their REM cycles. After all, how else could a bunch of suburban teenagers possibly drug themselves into a temporary void? By smoking a shit-ton of weed?
Well ... yeah.
"These nugs might not be dank enough, but it's a risk we have to take."