According to Craven, the Freddy Krueger we see in New Nightmare is much closer to his original vision for the character—more viciously predatory and less jokey. Placing this version of Freddy in the context of a story about the Nightmare films themselves (and the people who worked on them) makes for a pitch-perfect commentary on the serialized nature of the horror industry. Future horror movies that decide to lean heavy on the meta idea would do well to mirror the tone and critical voice of New Nightmare to avoid winking at the audience too much in favor of something much more meaningful.
She began writing what she assumed would be a short story. With Percy Shelley's encouragement, she expanded the tale into a full-fledged novel.  She later described that summer in Switzerland as the moment "when I first stepped out from childhood into life".  Shelley wrote the first four chapters in the weeks following the suicide of her half-sister Fanny.  Byron managed to write just a fragment based on the vampire legends he heard while travelling the Balkans , and from this John Polidori created The Vampyre (1819), the progenitor of the romantic vampire literary genre. Thus two legendary horror tales originated from the conclave.