I have decided to go back to the beginning and revisit my first topic on Moviepilot: Freddy Krueger's Top 10 Kills. I got a lot of feedback on Facebook from avid fans of the Nightmare franchise and they demanded that I bring in some fan favorites that I missed the first time around. I aim to please, so without further ado, here are ten more Freddy Krueger murders that will slay you!
10. Sliced & Diced - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child'
In an amazing example of a horror film going too far into the realm of comedy, we have NoES: The Dream Child, arguably the worst film in the franchise. This death made it to the list because of how utterly ridiculous it is. There is zero blood, but we do get to see what Krueger would be like if he was an evil Superman.
9. Bon Appétit Bitch! - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child'
I find this kill to be one of the grossest of the franchise. The sheer terror in this scene cannot be found in the theatrical version, but we are lucky to see it in all it's gory glory in the uncut version above. It is already gross enough to be force fed by Freddy, but when you realize that Greta is being force fed the contents of her own stomach it becomes difficult to keep your food down.
8. Shooting Up - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'
This scene is equal parts sad and terrifying. Taryn coming to her end by the very addiction she is trying to overcome is something out of a TMZ story. But the creepiest part of this kill isn't the sad story, nor is it Freddy himself; the tiny mouths that were once her track marks eagerly trying to drink in heroine is just so freaky it makes me look at my arm every time in sympathy.
7. Game Over - 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'
At this point in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Krueger had taken on a more comical approach to his kills. At what many consider to be a low point in the series, we had to adjust our expectations and just enjoy the dumb humor of it all. A great example is Spencer's death at the hands of an evil Nintendo game run by Freddy himself.
6. Wanna Suck Face - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master'
Death by suffocation is utterly horrifying. Death by suffocation because Freddy is literally taking your breath away makes this kill oh so disturbing.
5. Nails on the Chalkboard - 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'
This kill is harder to listen to than it is to watch. Nobody, amplified hearing aid or not, can stand the sound of nails scratching painstakingly across a chalkboard. I will give this kill props though for an awesome head explosion.
4. I Am The Wizard Master - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'
This one is for all the Dungeons & Dragons nerds! Sort of. This is one my favorite sequences from the film as we see Will use his awesome D&D-fueled imagination to try and defeat Freddy. Unfortunately, this didn't last long and Will was stabbed by Freddy shortly after becoming the Wizard Master. My only wish for this was a more gruesome death, maybe involving the wheelchair more. It was a great build up which then became suddenly anti-climactic.
3. Pop Goes The Freddy - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge'
This scene is one of creepiest scenes in the franchise. Freddy is literally bursting through the seams of Jesse's skin to escape and kill Ron. The creepiest part is when we see Krueger's eyeball in Jesse's throat right before he cuts himself out of Jesse, popping out in true Alien fashion. Is it sad that this is the scene I think of when I think of being pregnant?
Too much? *awkward silence*
2. Daddy - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'
I chose Nancy's death because she is original heroine that first defeated Freddy. For someone with such a great presence and important role in the franchise, her death was sadly boring. She falls for a simple trick that results in her untimely death, but her death ranks high on our list because it's freaking Nancy!
1. Welcome to Prime Time, Bitch! - 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'
This is the one the fans nearly lynched me for because it wasn't included in my top ten kills the first time around. I didn't make the same mistake twice. Funny thing is, I think this kill is so popular not because of the kill itself, but because of Freddy's awesome delivery of the line "Welcome to prime time, bitch!"
And that rounds out another of Freddy Kruger's most interesting kills! Out of 53 Freddy kills, I have given you the top half between two articles. But, I'm sure there are some that I missed, let me know in the comments!