Ranking Freddy Krueger's Best Kills from A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Vote up the most outrageous Freddy Krueger kills.

Say what you will about Jason, Michael, and Hannibal - no slasher villain has ever come close to Freddy Krueger's killing creativity. In fact, it's not even a contest. 

So let us take a moment to pay tribute to this wanton master of dream mayhem - truly one of our all-time favorite horror movie maniacs. Nobody kills with the style and humor of Freddy, and no horror franchise has been as much wicked fun as A Nightmare On Elm Street

This list includes some of Freddy Krueger's most memorable kills of all time. But whatever you do, don't fall asleep watching them...

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  • 1
    342 VOTES

    Puppet on a String

    Puppet on a String
    Video: YouTube

    In case you were wondering, being turned into a human Pinocchio sucks. From NOES 3, Freddy says "Jump!" and this guy says, "How high?"

    Little-known trivia fact: the original music for this scene was "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon.

    342 votes
  • 2
    296 VOTES

    Too Much TV Is Bad for You

    Too Much TV Is Bad for You
    Photo: Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors / New Line Cinema

    Yes, your parents are right, sitting too close to the television screen is bad for your health - especially when a sociopathic ghost is involved. This classic kill clip features long-forgotten celebs Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor, who apparently accidently wandered onto the Nightmare film set after they wrapped up a guest appearances on The Love Boat.    

    296 votes
  • 3
    272 VOTES

    No Pain, No Gain

    No Pain, No Gain
    Video: YouTube

    One of the most brutal and weird deaths ever conjured up in Freddy's dream world is this cool little snuff job from NOES 4. This one begins as a send-up of the 80s workout craze and ends up turning into something out of Kafka. Truly inspired slaughter with a great tag line at the end!

    272 votes
  • 4
    259 VOTES

    Drugs Kill

    Drugs Kill
    Video: YouTube

    Taryn was doing pretty well in this knife fight until the Fredster used dirty tricks against her - throwing her old vices back in her face to get the better of her. Special shout-out to the victim's awesome mohawk though. Punk's not dead, girlfriend - even if you are!

    259 votes
  • 5
    210 VOTES

    Wet Dream Whack Job

    Wet Dream Whack Job
    Video: YouTube

    This classic watery death scene comes to us via Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. This scene is proof positive that dirty pictures can cause real emotional harm (and razor-sharp finger knives to be driven right through your skull!). Gotta feel for poor Joey here - apparently he didn't get the memo that water beds went out of style with lava lamps in the 1970s!

    210 votes
  • 6
    212 VOTES

    You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat
    Video: YouTube

    This classic dinner time death scene, featured in NOES 5: The Dream Child, has a special place in many fans' hearts as one of the grossest Freddy kills ever filmed. Wanna stick to your diet?  Watch this scene. 

    (And, by the way, Freddy did this way before Hannibal Lector ripped him off blind with that whole "eat your own brains" thing - so take that, copycat killer!) 

    212 votes