It amazes me that you still use the term "flicks."It amazes me that many of you here actually watch these B flicks more than once and memorize the scenes.
Which is ironic given that Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2 were meant to have more than a passing glance at black humor. In fact, Tobe Hooper was shocked that nobody could pick up on the humor of the original.The Texas Chainsaw house was one of the most terrifying ones I've been through. .
Eh. I don't see a huge change there. Wes Craven has been vocal about the fact that Freddy was a molester. But due to a series of molestation victims in the 80s, he didn't want to look like he was capitalizing on their pain. That plot would've been very clear in the film if that series news articles were not published right before the film went into production.They decided something for the viewer that was never actually confirmed in the original series.
Freddy was thought to have been a pedophile which was the reason why the townspeople decided they needed to kill/burn him to death and hated him so much. It was never actually found guilty nor was it ever confirmed. This was the entire reason that Freddy came back to hunt their children, to make the parents pay for not taking the law into their hands.
Towards the end of this movie, it flat out said he was a pedophile, which totally kills the entire vindictive side of Freddy. It made him some boogeyman that enjoyed abusing children. Notice that in the original series his victims were all older in their late teens when he would attack them.