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Geek Apparel of the Week: Freddy Krueger as Rat Fink



This tribute to the creations of both Big Daddy Roth and Wes Craven will burn rubber and your face. Called the Dream Machine, it’s more of a nightmare on wheels – though the dreamcatcher gear-shift lever is a nice touch; just call him Indian burn-face.

Freddy not your jam? Fright Rags has also given the Kustom Kulture makeover to Leatherface and Jason. Given that Rat Fink himself was a riff on Mickey Mouse, it’s all very meta; a commentary, perhaps, on how cultural icons change over time.

Far more likely, though, that someone just thought it would look cool. And it does.


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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist