ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

A Nightmare on Elm Street was over 30 years ago and, sure, we all know what Freddy Krueger looks like under that burned mass of flesh - rather charming horror icon Robert Englund, obvs - but what about those who made the movie incredible?

I'm talking, of course, about Freddy's victims. For a bloody '80s slashfest, there actually aren't that many kills in A Nightmare on Elm Street. We hear about the deaths of 20 people from Marge's story at the start of the movie - 21 if you count Freddy's own death... but you know how many people are killed in the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie?

FOUR. There are four deaths, and it's testament to this classic work of horror genius that it still manages to be one of the most effective scare movies of all time. Check out what those four brave victims look like now (SPOILERS: they're totally alive).

Victim 1: Tina Gray

Actor: Amanda Wyss

Later Screen Work: Better Off Dead, Cheers, CSI

Remember the Kill: Knife-gloved in the belly, bashed around the ceiling

Victim 2: Rod Lane

Actor: Jsu Garcia (credited as Nick Corri)

Later Screen Work: Traffic, Collateral Damage, Predator 2

Remember the Kill: Framed for his girlfriend's murder, in prison, poor old Rod gets strangled with a bed sheet.

Victim 3: Glen Lantz

Actor: Some guy called Johnny Depp, you might have heard of him

Later Screen Work: Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands

Remember the Kill: THE BLOOD GEYSER!

Victim 4: Marge Thompson

Actor: Ronee Blakley

Later Screen Work: Robert Altman's Nashville, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Blakley has released almost a dozen albums in her highly successful music career.

Remember the Kill: choked and burned

BONUS: The Survivor - Nancy Thompson

Actor: Heather Langenkamp

Later Screen Work: Growing Pains, Just the Ten of Us - she also worked behind the camera with Joss Whedon on Cabin in the Woods

Best Moment: the finest horror movie bath tub scene ever!

Sources: Wiki, Lair of Horror, What Culture


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