Kruegeresque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Krueger +‎ -esque

Adjective[edit]

Kruegeresque ‎(comparative more Kruegeresque, superlative most Kruegeresque)

  1. (rare) Reminiscent of Freddy Krueger, fictional killer in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), who wears a razor glove.
    • 1997, Walter de Gruyter & Co, Humor, volume 10:
      Most of the work of these comics — even when they are screaming or sneering in Kruegeresque tones — is only analogous to the explicit violence of the killing joke...
    • 2000, Alain Silver, James Ursini, The horror film reader:
      Helen even utters a Freddy Kruegeresque one-liner...
    • 2001, Frederick S Clarke, Cinefantastique, volumes 33-34:
      To be sure, SPRIGGAN, like AKIRA, is filled with slick blood and gore (the cackling Little Boy, with his Freddy Kruegeresque wire-cutter claw attachments...
    • 2004, Jim Harper, Legacy of blood: a comprehensive guide to slasher movies:
      The driller killer's attempts at Kruegeresque one-liners fall pretty flat, although the cast are fairly funny as they run around desperately trying to look scared.