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As the spookiest month of the year approaches, Vans partnered with Warner Bros. on the Horror Collection, which is inspired by some of the most iconic scary films, including a tribute to “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The lifestyle brand is reimagining their classic styles with a lineup of footwear and apparel inspired by frightening classic scenes like the twins from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining;” the possessed characters of “The Exorcist” and “The Lost Boys;” the Jason Voorhees mask from “Friday the 13th” and the bloody graphics from “It.”
Freddy Krueger fans will have the opportunity to re-create their Halloween costume with “A Nightmare on Elm Street” sneakers featuring black laces with bloodstain prints. The Sk8-Hi style incorporates a dark color palette in red, black and gray — a reference to Freddy Krueger’s sweater.
As for the rest of the Freddy-inspired merchandise, the collection offers a fanny pack with bloody motif and a T-shirt with Freddy’s boiler room scene in the film — a true classic. The Vans Horror Collection also includes, sweaters, hats, T-shirts and joggers. Additional Vans footwear styles include a checkerboard-covered Vans Era inspired by Pennywise, a bloody pair of Slide-On slippers, the Slip-Skool, the Old Skool and the Style 47 Creeper.
For most fans, director Wes Craven’s original masterpiece continues to be a popular theme during the Halloween season. But for those who need a backstory of how Freddy Krueger came to be one of the most feared villains, the Springwood Slasher was burned by his victims’ parents after he escaped prison. There’s also a remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” that will reference his beginnings.
The shoes will release on Oct. 1 on Vans.com.