Ranking the same franchise’s film about the same plot is a troublesome task; since it involves the same story, judged on other factors such as the screenplay, the direction, the effects, the acting, and how well it all comes together. Nightmare on Elm Street is one of those franchises where each film adaptation has a unique touch to it. Some, however, failed, but some helped it give its viewers nightmares. So, here is Nightmare On Elm Street movie ranked.
9. A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010): This version of the movie had great concepts which showed the newly inducted micro naps and the pedophilia of Freddie to make the film even creepier and disturbing. Micro naps were an excellent concept developed to give jumpscares.
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985): This film felt like it was done in a rush to compete with other films. Due to this reason, the audience couldn’t catch on to what was happening in the movie. It also had an off-brand awkward message about homosexuality which didn’t come off well.
7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989): This movie was one of the most iconic movies of this franchise. It showed the origin story of Freddy, how he was born and brought up. This movie even had great FX shows, which was ahead of its time.
6. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991): This picture isn’t great, but being the “final” installment in the series, it tries to wrap things up and give a humble tribute to the films that came before it.
5. Freddy vs. Jason (2003): This movie features the most feared and creepiest ambassador of horror. It was an epic showdown bringing these two against each other which engrossed the public swiftly. It was the top-grossing film in both franchises.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988): This movie introduced Renny Harlin, which worked out pretty well for the franchise. The new concepts which came with it also helped it be a successful version of the film. With many setbacks to this film, Harlin became the glue that held it all together.
3. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987): This version had an entirely new setting. With the whole scene being in a suburb, it included the usual crappy parents and creepy doctors. This made the movie a great hit, with it being more disturbing than the rest of the film.
2. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994): This movie became a success as it took the original idea and went to extreme lengths to develop it uniquely and distinctly. This movie showed Freddy as a demon whose powers keep increasing through others’ fear.
1. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984): The original version of this film will always remain at the top as it gave birth to so many other adaptations and made it a franchise. It introduced the creepy monster, which provided Nightmare on Elm Street its meaning.