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|A Nightmare On Elm Street ranked|
Ranking my favorite horror franchise. Top 3 are basically all #1, bottom 2 are basically tied for the bottom.
A Nightmare On Elm Street 6: The Final Nightmare - This one spends the entire run time pissing in the faces of all Nightmare fans. Horrible 3D gimmick, worst side characters, terrible forced back story, a “final kill” of Freddy that makes zero sense, looney tunes humor, bloodless kills, I mean fuck me I could go forever. If Alice fucking Cooper, Robert Englund and a cameo from Johnny Depp can’t save your movie then you know you are an embarrassment to your series. Fuck this and fuck the remake.
Like an Ever Flowing Stream
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010): Fuck this movie, fuck this movie, fuck this movie. This REALLY should be last. I’m amazed that it isn’t. The only reason that it is not is because I actually think that Jackie Earle Haley made for a pretty creepy Freddy. Literally everything else is terrible. They made classic scenes bloodless, lifeless, and boring as all Hell. I have never zoned out in a movie that I was looking forward to more than this one. Truly horrible, basically tied for last for being a boring waste of my life.
Left Hand Path
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - Studio meddling really fucked this movie. Every interesting kill was butchered (no pun intended) and made far more tame for God knows what reason. I know that they rushed this one out less than a year after 4, but damn they should have taken their time with this one. This has the interesting time-lapse sequence, but not much else for me here.
Spectrum of Death
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge - This is one that was filmed before they really knew what the hell they were doing with the series. The rules of the universe are very flimsy here and the characters are marginally interesting. I really like that it is an LGBT horror movie, but so much about it just doesn’t make any sense, nor fit in with the rest of the series that I usually skip this one. It still has a couple of freaky scenes though (infamous transformation sequence as well as the pool party scene even if it doesn’t make any sense).
Altars of Madness
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - Ok, so this is the first one on my list that I don’t absolutely love. The beginning is pretty cool, but the absence of Patricia Arquette is pretty noticeable (the actors even stated that they had a hard time adjusting) and the story makes a little bit less sense. Considering that he’s already killed the Elm Street kids partially into this, why is he murdering this new group? Anyway, this has the cockroach scene which is one of the most disgusting sequences in the series so major points for that. Freddy is a little bit too goofy for my liking here, but Robert kills it, like always. A fun time, but the flaws still bother me.
Epidemic of Violence
Freddy Vs Jason: Half a Freddy film, I know, but it still belongs here. Robert Englund rules in this, and this is actually one of the better films in either franchise. It’s not really all that scary, but it makes for a great drinking game and for a monster mash up movie, this is way better than it deserves to be. I shamelessly watch this one all of the time.
None So Vile
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare - I really wish I could put all three movies at #1 because I have such an intense love for all of them. This is barely below the original, and that is truly saying something. The original meta-horror film (as far as I know) and the one that made Freddy truly terrifying again for the first time since the third one, and arguably the original.
A Nightmare On Elm Street - The one that started it all. This movie scared the living shit out of me when I was a kid, and still brings back some of those memories no matter how many times I watch it. This is one of the most creative horror films of all time, and it’s basically impossible to overstate its influence on horror. Incredible atmosphere, set pieces, and glorious 80s cheese. This also introduced my absolute favorite horror movie villain and final girl of all time in one movie. A+++
Scream Bloody Gore
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - I know it’s controversial not to put the original first, but this is like the Terminator 2 of horror films. Heather Langenkamp is back as Nancy (by far my favorite final girl), John Saxon is back, dream-Freddy is back, and every new character is fucking awesome. The mental hospital setting for this makes for the perfect environment for this kind of film. Every kill here rules (yeah, even the Wizard Master), as do the designs of each dream sequence. This is also the absolute perfect balance of terrifying and funny Freddy. Also, who could forget the glorious Dokken? No one will replace Nancy for me as the perfect final girl, but Patricia Arquette comes damn close. “WELCOME TO PRIME TIME, BITCH!”
|Rewatching most of these now.|
|Love 3 too. Freddy's menacing redesign is my favorite look for him, and the meta premise is brilliant. Probably my favorite one, but the first three are definitely the best.|
|does part 3 have that scene where that nurse starts making out with that dude and then starts sucking his tongue out?|
|top 3:elmstreet, 3, than 2. i liked freddy vs jason back in the day but in hindsight it's got the worst cast/characters of both franchises, robert englund sells it tho. freddys dead is also better than 5/new nightmare/remake, stoner classic imo. and yeah the nurse scene is from 3.|
|@Dominion - yeah man it's from part 3. Every scene in that movie (and the 1st and new nightmare) are classics dude|
@Bat - Oh damn dude, you like 2 that much? I wish I did, but the continuity errors and the lack of Freddy kills just get to me. Plus, that infamous dance scene is just lolz. Freddy vs. Jason technically isn't a "good" movie, but I still love the ever loving fuck out of it. I can watch it literally any time and be down for it.
|Watched most of these as a teen. 1 and 3 are fun to watch, 4 has that amazing water bed scene, the rest feels rather bland to me. Furthermore, Freddy vs Jason is awful, starts great with some lake titties, then gets boring.|
|@Zig you gotta admit that Jason kill with folding the guy in half was pretty cool.|
|Original, New Nightmare, and Dream Warriors are the only three you need|
|Agree 1 and 2 can be flipped? But sounds good to me |
Extra love to part 3 with the bonus Dokken Video at the end of the VHS tape
|yeah i love 2, probably has something to do with being the first elm street movie i saw as a kid. i give it props for trying the possession angle, every other entry cept maybe 5 ends with freddy being pulled into the real world than defeat. i'd describe the atmosphere as try-hard and the reliance on special effects is charmingly overkill. i'd also claim its 'funner' than friday2 or hallo2, mainly due to its quirkiness and disregard for repetition. check out the never sleep again doc (pretty sure its on youtube at this point), covers the making of each movie. allllsoooo i'll admit freddy vs jason still functions as a great group movie around halloween.|
|pretty solid rating, 6 is terrible though and The Dream Child should def be higher|
|Dreamchild is oddly my least favorite excluding the remake, it's probably the darkest though and the uncut ld/vhs is worth seeking out. The eating scenes one of the gnarliest kills in the franchise.|
|Yeah, I could see liking 2 if it was the first one I saw but I dunno, the rest of it really wasn't for me. |
The Never Sleep Again documentary is my favorite thing ever dude m/ agreed, its a must for any Nightmare fan. I've seen that shit like 3 times or something lol
Freddy vs Jason is my favorite drinking movie aha
|The remake was kind of great for me, I just wish they'd stuck with the idea that Freddy might have been innocent and the parents are the real monsters for killing him, that would have been a really awesome twist, but they didn't have the balls. |
|Ehhhh I don't want an innocent Freddy|
|Now it's time to rank the Friday the 13th franchise ya|
|I actually liked the fourth one better than the third. Nightmare 4 has some of the best and most creative deaths. Seven is a little too slow paced and the phone scene that basically made it seem like a Scream movie was lame. But, yeah, I think this series is definitely stronger than Halloween and Friday the 13th.|
|Lucca you saw my franchise binges right? Would love to hear your thoughts on those (:|
|Has anyone seen Freddy's Nightmares? Are any of the episodes worth watching?|
|@Strike - Maybe soon! I'll have to rewatch those again. The only ones I truly love from the Friday franchise are 4 and 6, and admittedly the remake although I know that's an unpopular opinion.|
@IamtheNightstars - Aha, agree to disagree on your ranking on Nightmare, man. Although I definitely agree that this series is stronger than Halloween and Friday the 13th m/
Also, I haven't checked out that show, but I heard bad things. I might have to watch it anyway, because it's Nightmare lol
@neekfat - I haven't, but I'll check that out now!
|Awesome! I think they were while you were taking a break haha I remember thinking you would be interested|
|Alright maybe 2 is 1.|
I dunno. They're both 1.
|I'm trying to remember the remake.. didn't they get rid of any Freddy-humor and it was all played straight horror?|
seems like honestly a fine line to maintain the right tone with the horror aspect and the "WELCOME TO PRIME-TIME BITCH" aspect of Freddy