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Freddy Krueger has given horror fans some of the most memorable death scenes in the genre. Whether they be funny, brutal, or imaginative, here are the top ten kills from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

10. Random Pool Party Attendee – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
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Freddy infiltrates a neighborhood pool party. Everyone is frantically running away. This unfortunate party animal gets Freddy's glove pierced through his stomach. Blood pours out from the point of entry and Freddy's hand returns with organs.

9. Joey Crusel – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
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Joey's bed turns into a pool and Freddy rises from the water. He cries for help but Freddy pushes him beneath the waves. The crystalline water turns red as Freddy performs bedroom surgery on Joey. "How's this for a wet dream?!"

8. Spencer – Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
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Freddy's glove turns into a Nintendo Powerglove. He then takes control of Spencer inside a video game and forces him to "boing" down the stairs into a hole that leads to who knows where. "You forgot the powerglove!"

7. Glen Lantz – A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Johnny Depp's character is lying in bed. Freddy's hand springs forth from next to him and pulls him under. A pool of blood projects out from the bed and onto the ceiling.

6. John Doe – Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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Freddy cuts a strap loose and sends John falling through the air. Freddy then pushes a bed of spikes where John is going to land. He waits for him like in a Looney Toons animation until John's body is skewered.

5. Carlos – Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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"Lend me your ear," Freddy says as he slices Carlos's ear off. Freddy then brings out a chalkboard and scratches it until Carlos's head blows up (a la Scanners)! Well, "nice hearin' from ya, Carlos!"

4. Jennifer Colfield – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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Jennifer was looking for her big break in acting. Luckily, Freddy is here to give it to her! Jennifer stands staring at the TV (perhaps waiting for a Dokken video?), when Freddy bursts forth. He grabs her head and crashes it through the television. "Welcome to prime time, bitch!"

3. Debbie Stevens – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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Freddy takes control of Debbie and a cockroach the size of her body rises out from her skin. Freddy delivers the final blow by crushing a roach motel. "You can check in, but you can't check out."

2. Tina Gray – A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Freddy's first kill and the most recognizable death scene in the series. He takes control of her body and sends her flying across the bedroom. She smacks against walls and into the ceiling. All the while, Freddy is digging into her skin as blood falls to the ground. Not to mention, her boyfriend Rod is forced to watch the entire time.

1. Phillip – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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Perhaps not the most famous of Freddy's kills, but I think this is the most unique and visually inventive death scene in the franchise. Freddy cuts into Phillip's legs and arms and uses his skin flaps as puppet strings. Freddy drags him to the edge of a window, then becomes enormous and looks over from above the building. The puppet master cuts the strings and Phillip falls to his death.

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#1- My mother took me to see this in the movie theaters and Phillip’s death scared me more than any other on screen death to date. It stuck with me for the longest time. I think it is because I (with the help of my mother who’s a nurse) interpreted it not as Freddy slashing up his skin and using it as strings, but Freddy ripping out his veins and using those as strings. I’d say the next scariest scene that I can remember outside of this would be the “statue scene” from Exorcist 3.

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