A Nightmare on Elm street is technically nine films long. Including one god awful remake that we like to pretend was never made or made in an alternate universe that we do not want to live in. Speaking of the remake, it is ranked number 9 on this list.
9. A Nightmare On Elm Street (Remake) 2010
Number 8. ANOES Part 2.
#7. ANOES 5, The Dream Child.
#6 Freddy's Dead, The Final Nightmare.
ANOES 4 The Dream Master. This was an intriguing film. There were quite a few survivors from number three and the movie starts out with 2 and a half of them. Kristen was re casted for number 4 as Patricia Arquette was done with making horror movies or whatever her excuse then was. This follows as Kristen is finally tracked down by Freddy and murdered by fire. Before Kristen is killed, she transfers the power of bringing people into dreams to her shy friend Alice so now she can have help in dreams. The story is more then Freddy chasing kids. You get to watch Alice grow into a Final Girl instead of her just being the strong willed and brainy teen we are used to. At the start of the film, she is very shy and meek. Very weak and kind of an airhead. As the movie goes on and she loses friend after friend. Alice really grows into a Bad Ass Bitch and is done with Kruger taking from her and is ready to stop it. It was a different look into the final girl and we really enjoyed it. Let us move on to number 4.
Freddy VS Jason. Robert Englund really took the reigns of this film and made it happen. It may be the worst idea with this script after looking through a few others but Robert Englund did not care and made this Freddy worth watching through any terrible acting. It was a cool idea about how elm street managed to forget about Freddy making him weak, so then he looks through hell to find someone similar to wreck havoc on the kids of Elm Street. Freddy shined heavily in this role and who does not love the half hour fight scene at the end. It may be because I waited close to twenty years for this movie to come out and it was the most talked about idea in the school yard across america. But to me, this movie delivered hard. It was easily my Favorite Robert Englund performance as Freddy. Let us get to number 3.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Heather is back as Nancy. Robert is back as a different kind of Freddy and himself. Wes Craven even has a role of him self in this movie. This movie is the introduction to Meta Horror. This movie is about if Freddy Krueger was more then a man but a legend that finds him self at home among the stars that played in the first film. This movie was great from start to finish and is always a fun watch. My only issue with this movie is with Freddy Krueger's design and glove. I think we could have left him as regular Freddy and still had a better impact then the new one but we do completely understand why Craven went this way. It really helped the story but nightmare fans hate change. This is a must see for even the lowest fan of Horror. Let us roll on to number two.
The original 1984, A Nightmare On Elm Street. We have covered this movie a lot and we are just going to keep it simple here because if you have not seen this movie, you probably are on the wrong website. The classic fight between Nancy and Freddy will always go down in cinema History as one of the greatest battles of Horror. Freddy is terrifying in this movie and really does not start the humor until the later films to keep the scary intact through out this film. This is Wes Craven's greatest achievement second only to Scream. Let us go to our number one ANOES film of the franchise.
A Nightmare On Elm Street part 3. Dream Warriors. This is my all time ANOES film. This movie has it all. Jumps, Scares and Humor. A great cast of characters and a great script brought this movie to the fore front. After this movie released, Freddy Krueger was a World Wide Phenomenon that is still going strong to this day. This movie put ANOES films on the map and made the world change. You could not go anywhere without seeing Freddy gloves, shirts, hats, mugs anything everywhere! Robert Englund really made Freddy his own with this film. Then you add Dokken for the soundtrack and boom, Freddy Krueger is even on MTV. He was doing talk shows! This is a much watch film for the series. When I sit down to watch the Franchise once or twice a year, this is the film I look forward to. It is the perfect Horror movie for one of the best Horror Franchises out there.
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Well, we hope you enjoyed out rankings of ANOES film series. Let us know your thoughts or mainly with this list, how you disagree. We are sure we pissed off a lot of "Film Buffs" off with this ranking but hey, This is how I see the world of A Nightmare On Elm Street Series. Next Monday we will continue this tradition until we run out of franchises to do. If you have a franchise you want our interesting eye to rank, feel free to contact us and we can do it! Until Next time! Keep it here to HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season.