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The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is a horror slasher series consisting of 9 films (1984–2010). It stars killer Freddy Krueger, who has a burnt face, severed fingers replaced by sharp points, and a well-known red and green sweater and hat. It is also known as Johnny Depp's film debut in the first film.

The film's well-known message, "Don't fall asleep", is a good warning. In the films, Freddy attacks people in their dreams (thus, "A Nightmare"). He mainly tries to kill a young woman named Nancy.

The film is well known for Freddy himself and its competition with the Friday the 13th movies, starring Jason Voorhees. In 2003, the two characters crossed over in Freddy vs. Jason.