Freddy Krueger

So, I created Freddy Krueger in 3D… I’m a huge fan of Wes Craven‘s A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984) and have been since I watched the first film as a kid. Freddy Krueger is without a doubt on of the best movie villains of all time, particular when portrayed by Robert Englund. I loved re-watching the movies for this project, listening to the soundtrack while modeling. Hope you enjoy the result as much as I did creating it.

Download in Higher quality here.

Or as a scary wallpaper 1920×1200 here.

Update: Wrote a Making of: Freddy Krueger

I started out modeling the whole character, but as I began to work with the model it became clear that I liked the up and close rendition of Freddy mush better. I wanted so see into his eyes.

The modeling is done in 3ds Max and to a large extend ZBrush. The rendering is done with Mental Ray in 3ds Max.

The image below shows the model rendered with a Mike Andrew shader to show some of the details.

Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter if you would like to keep track of my work.

  1. Robert EnglundRobert Englund03-14-2012

    Wow, good work.

    • Tom IsaksenTom Isaksen03-15-2012

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by my gallery, much appreciated.

  2. hjjhjj03-18-2012


  3. AngelAngel05-14-2012

    This looks fantastic! You gave other nightmare fans a treat! We need more! Keep the elm street legacy alive!

  4. John BurnsJohn Burns06-03-2012

    Wonderful creation…You are VERY talented

    • Tom IsaksenTom Isaksen06-20-2012

      Thanks John, much appreciated.

  5. Tim de WinterTim de Winter06-20-2012

    Would love to see a full sculpt !

  6. PeterPeter08-10-2012

    are you selling the freddy krueger?

  7. WiccyWiccy10-18-2012

    Holy shit! This is incredible! -grabby hands-

  8. Wesley AltenaWesley Altena10-25-2013


    Can you please contact me.

    I am interested in the 3d model.
    My email is

    Kind regards,

    Wesley Altena