In The Short Films. “Krueger: Tales from Elm Street” Series: Freddy Krueger is shown in life as a child molester/child killer who hides in the every day suburban life of the town of Springwood. His neighbors think he is a doting husband and father, but beneath that disguise, he secretly stalks their children.
Freddy Krueger is introduced in A Nightmare on Elm Street as a child killer who is eventually discovered and captured by the law but escapes legal prosecution due to the police illegally entering his home. He is hunted down by a mob of angry parents and cornered in a boiler room where he used to take his victims.