If you've got an adult fancy dress event to go to in the coming weeks, you may wish to stock up on Freddy Krueger fancy dress outfits.

Nightmare on Elm Street fever is sure to sweep the UK soon thanks to the release of a new version of the 1984 Wes Craven classic, directed this time around by Michael Bay.

It has already topped the box office charts in the US as people flock to see the movie villain - a terrifying child molester who attacks kids in their dreams - slash his way through a new generation of unsuspecting victims.

If you're opting for Freddy Krueger fancy dress, make sure you go as scary as possible - don't forget your Freddy Glove.

Xan Brooks of the Guardian said in his review of the movie that Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy mark II is much more frightening than Robert Englund nearly 25 years ago.

Since the original left us unable to sleep for weeks, we're slightly nervous about the prospect of even more terrifying Freddy Krueger costumes wandering around.

Altogether now, One, Two, Freddy's coming for you, Three, Four, better lock your door…