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Sharing a Name With Freddy Krueger, and Other Unspeakable Halloween Horrors

His name is Freddy Krueger, but he’s not the murdering psychopath from Nightmare on Elm Street. This Freddy Krueger is the greatest competitive water skier who’s ever lived. Krueger’s parents weren’t trying to saddle him with a lifetime of bad jokes—he was 9 when the first Nightmare movie came out. Ever since then, his life has been filled with inconveniences large and small—from not being able to book an airline ticket over the phone or order a pizza (“This is a joke, right?”) to having people scream in feigned horror when he appears at their door.

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