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A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street quotes

34 total quotes

Freddy Kreuger
Nancy Thompson

View Quote 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.
View Quote Glen: Oh man. Midnight. Baseball bats and bogeymen. Beautiful.
View Quote Glen: [glancing at the book Nancy's reading] "Booby Traps and Improvised Anti-personnel Devices"? What're you reading it for?
Nancy: I'm into survival.
View Quote Glen: What did you do to your arm?
Nancy: I burned it in English class.
View Quote Glen: You ever read about the Balinese way of dreaming?
Nancy: No.
Glen: They got a whole system they call "dream skills". So, if you have a nightmare, for instance like falling, right?
Nancy: Yeah.
Glen: Instead of screaming and getting nuts, you say, okay, I'm gonna make up my mind that I fall into a magic world where I can get something special, like a poem or song. They get all their art literature from dreams. Just wake up and write it down. Dream skills.
Nancy: And what if they meet a monster in their dream? Then what?
Glen: They turn their back on it. Takes away its energy, and it disappears.
Nancy: What happens if they don't do that?
Glen: I guess those people don't wake up to tell what happens.
View Quote Marge: What are dreams, anyway?
Dr. King: Mysteries. Incredible body hocus-pocus. Truth is we still don't know what they are or where they come from.
Marge: [after a brief moment] What happened? That needle sank like a rock.
Dr. King: She's entering deep sleep now. Heart rate's a little high due to anxiety, but otherwise she's nicely relaxed. All normal. She could dream at any time now. Right now she's like a diver on the bottom of an ocean no one's mapped yet. Waiting to see what shows up.
View Quote Marge: You didn't sleep, did you? The doctor says you have to sleep or you'll--
Nancy: Go even crazier?
Marge: I don't think you're going crazy, and stop drinking that damn coffee.
View Quote Marge: You want to know who Fred Krueger was? He was a filthy child killer who got at least twenty kids, kids from our area, kids we all knew. It drove us all crazy when we didn't know who was doing it. But it was even worse when they caught him.
Nancy: What happened?
Marge Well, the lawyers got fat and the judge got famous, but someone forgot to sign the search warrant in the right place, and Fred Krueger was free, just like that. So a bunch of us parents tracked him down after they let him go. Found him in an old boiler room. We poured gasoline all around the place, left a trail out the door, locked the door, then let it burn. He's dead, Nan. He can't get you. Mommy killed him.
View Quote Nancy: [about Freddy's hat, that she brought back from her dream] 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!
Marge: Nancy, trust your mother for once. You'll feel better as soon as you sleep.
Nancy: Feel better?! You call this feeling better?! Or should I grab a bottle and veg out with you. Avoid everything happening to me by just getting good and loaded.
[Marge slaps her]
Marge: 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.
Nancy: You knew about him all this time, and you've been acting like he was someone I made up!
Marge: You're sick, Nancy. Imagining things. You need to sleep, (picks up bottle of gin) it's as simple as that.
Nancy: (throws bottle of gin onto floor) Screw sleep! (runs to front door)
Marge: Nancy!
Marge: Nancy!It's only a nightmare!
Nancy: That's enough! (exits door)
View Quote Nancy: [about Freddy] What'd he look like? You get a look at him?
Rod: No.
Nancy: Well then how can you say somebody else was there?
Rod: Because somebody cut her. While I watched.
Nancy: Somebody cut her while you watched and you don't know what he looked like?
Rod: I couldn't see the ****er. You could just see the cuts happening, all at once. 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.
View Quote Nancy: [at a sleep clinic] I don't see why you couldn't just give me a pill to keep me from dreaming.
Dr. King: Everyone's got to dream. If you don't dream, you go... (points to head)
View Quote Nancy: Glen, you bastard.
Glen: What'd I do?
Nancy: I asked you to do just one thing. Just stay awake and watch me. Just wake me if it looked like I was having a bad dream. And what did you do, you shit? (hits Glen on the knee) You fell asleep.
View Quote Nancy: I know you're there, Krueger.
Freddy: You think you was gonna get away from me?
Nancy: I know you too well now, Freddy.
Freddy: And now you die.
Nancy: 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.
Freddy: You what?
Nancy: I take back every bit of energy I ever gave you. You're nothing. You're shit.
View Quote Nancy: The killer's still loose, you know.
Lt. Thompson: You saying somebody else killed Tina? Who?
Nancy: I don't know who he is. But he's burned, he wears a weird hat, a red and green sweater, real dirty, and he uses some sort of knifes he's got made into a sort of glove. Like giant finger-nails.
View Quote Nancy: You believe it's possible to dream about what's going to happen?
Glen: No.
Nancy: You believe in the bogeyman?
Glen: No. Rod killed Tina, and you know it.