In 1984, Fred ‘Freddy’ Krueger invaded the dreams of a group of teenagers and turned their lives into a living nightmare. Krueger did this via the movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street – one of the best-loved horror films of the 1980s.

Since making his debut, Krueger has appeared in multiple follow-ups, including sequels, a spin-off, and a reboot. With each appearance he has continued to terrorise teens and scare audiences, and at the same time he has also delivered some killer lines.

In this post I am taking a look at some of the best lines from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies to highlight Freddy’s best quotes. The quotes that appear in this post are taken from: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).

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The best Freddy Krueger / Nightmare on Elm Street movie quotes

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Fred Krueger – “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Nancy Thompson – “Come on, Freddy. Can’t you catch me?”

Fred Krueger – “I’m going to split you in two.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Lisa Webber – “Jesse. Come on, I just want you to listen to this. It’s something Nancy said in the last page of her diary. Listen: “He is evil itself. I know now that I brought him into my world. We all did. Gave him all the energy he needed. Our screams were all he needed.””

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Nancy Thompson – “Mother! What’s with the bars?”

Marge Thompson – “Security.”

Nancy Thompson – “Security? Security from what?”

Marge Thompson – “Not from what – from whom. Come down to the cellar. You wanna know who Fred Krueger was? He was a filthy child murderer who killed at least 20 kids in the neighborhood… kids we all knew.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Lisa Webber – “Jesse, help.”

Freddy Krueger – “There is no Jesse. I’m Jesse now!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Freddy Krueger – “I’ll get you, my pretty! And your little soul, too!”

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Freddy Krueger – “Taryn. Taryn.”

Taryn White – “What?”

Freddy Krueger – “Why, uh, why should we fight? We’re old friends, you and I. Remember?”

(Freddy’s fingertips transform into needles)

Freddy Krueger – “Let’s get high.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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Nancy Thompson – “It’s only a dream!”

Fred Krueger – “Come to Freddy.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Freddy Krueger – “Welcome to my world, bitch.”

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy Krueger – “Every town has an Elm Street!”

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Freddy Krueger – “No balls, huh, Voorhees?”

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy Krueger – “Kung fu THIS, bitch.”

Tracy – “This is my dream, and I do what I want.”

Freddy Krueger – “Might be your dream, but it’s my RULES!”

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Freddy Krueger – “Welcome to my world, bitch. I should warn you, princess… the first time tends to get a little… messy.”

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy Krueger – “Why are you screaming?”

Freddy Krueger – “I haven’t even cut you yet!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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Freddy Krueger – “This is it, Jennifer: your big break in TV.”

Freddy Krueger – “Welcome to prime time, bitch!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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Freddy Krueger – “Hey! You forgot the power glove.”

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Freddy Krueger – “My children… from the very beginning, it was the children who gave me my power. The Springwood Slasher, that’s what they called me. My reign of terror was legendary. Dozens of children would fall by my blades. Then the parents of Springwood came for me, taking justice into their own hands. When I was alive, I might have been a little naughty, but after they killed me, I became something much, much worse. The stuff nightmares are made of. The children still feared me, and their fear gave me the power to invade their dreams, and that’s when the fun REALLY began. Until they figured out a way to forget about me. To erase me completely. Being dead wasn’t a problem, but being forgotten, now that’s a BITCH. I can’t come back if nobody remembers me. I can’t come back if nobody’s afraid. I had to search the bowels of Hell, but I found someone, someone who’ll make ’em remember. He may get the blood, but I’ll get the glory, and that fear is my ticket home.”

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy Krueger – “Did you know that after the heart stops beating, the brain can function for well over seven minutes?”

Freddy Krueger – “We got six more minutes to play.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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Freddy Krueger – “Welcome to Wonderland, Alice.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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Jesse Walsh – “Dad! Help!”

Freddy Krueger – “Daddy can’t help you now!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Amanda Krueger – “Your birth was a curse on the whole of humanity.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

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Fred Krueger – “Tina…”

Tina Gray – “Shit.”

Tina Gray – “Please, God!”

Fred Krueger – (Reveals glove) “This… is God!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Freddy Krueger – “Bon appétit…”

Freddy Krueger – “… bitch.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

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Freddy Krueger – “How’s this for a wet dream?”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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Freddy Krueger – “You’re mine now, piggy.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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Nancy Thompson – “This is just a dream, this isn’t real. This is just a dream, he isn’t real. He isn’t…”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Heather Langenkamp – “Every kid knows who Freddy is. He’s like Santa Claus… or King Kong or…”

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

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Freddy Krueger – “You shouldn’t have buried me. I’m not dead.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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Freddy Krueger – “You are all my children now.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Freddy Krueger – “How sweet. Fresh meat.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

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Children – “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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And finally…

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Freddy Krueger – “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but nothing will ever kill me. Well, let’s see now. First, they tried burning me.”

Freddy Krueger – “Then they tried burying me.”

Freddy Krueger – “But this… this is my favourite.”

Freddy Krueger – “They even tried holy water!”

Freddy Krueger – “But I just keep on tickin’… because they promised me that.”

Doc – “They?”

Freddy Krueger – “The dream people. The ones that gave me this job. In dreams… I am forever!”

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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