Quotes from the Movie A Nightmare on Elm Street

All day long I've been seeing that guy's weird face, and hearing those fingernails...

Tina

I dreamed about this guy in a dirty red and green sweater.

Nancy

I mean it was as if there were four knives [looking down at his hand] cutting at the same time. But invisible ones. I probably could've saved her if I'd moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before. There was this guy who had knives for fingers.

Rod

His name is even in it, written right in here: Fred Krueger. Fred Krueger! You know who that is, Mom? You better tell me, cause now he's after me!

Nancy

Fred Krueger can't be after you, Nancy. He's dead! Fred Krueger is dead. Dead and gone. Believe me, I know. Now go to bed. I order you, go to bed.

Marge

You knew about him all this time, and you've been acting like he was someone I made up!

Nancy

You want to know who Fred Krueger was? He was a filthy child murder who killed at least twenty kids in the neighborhood. Kids we all knew.

Marge

It drove us all crazy when we didn't know who was doing it, but it was even worse when they caught him.

Marge

Well, the lawyers got fat and the judge got famous, but someone forgot to sign a search warrant in the right place and Krueger was free, just like that.

Marge

A bunch of us parents tracked him down after they let him go. We found him in an old abandoned boiler room where he used to take his kids.

Marge

We poured gasoline all over the place, then left a trail of it out the door. Then lit the whole thing up and watched it burn. But he's dead, Nancy. He can't get you because mommy killed him. I even took his knives [unwrapping the cloth, showing the glove]. So it's okay. You can sleep now.

Marge

It's too late, Krueger. I know the secret now. This is just a dream, too. You're not alive. The whole thing is a dream. I want my mother and friends again.

Nancy

Do you think you can bring the dead back to life?

Freddy Krueger

You can't hurt me. This is my world. And you can't ever leave.

Freddy Krueger

Nancy, you are going to get some sleep tonight if it kills me.

Marge

I probably could have saved her if I'd have moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before. There was... there was this guy; he had knives for fingers.

Rod Lane

I'm going to punch out your ugly lights, whoever you are!

Glen Lantz

And now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep. And if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take.

Nancy

[to Nancy] Maybe we're gonna have a big earthquake. They say things get really weird just before.

Tina Gray

What I learned in the dream clinic. That's what I'm trying to prove mother. Rod didn't kill Tina and he didn't hang himself. There's this guy. He's after us in our dreams.

Nancy

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