All 9 ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies are available online — here’s where to watch every Freddy Krueger horror film

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Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger and Tuesday Knight as Kristen in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4”
Freddy Krueger terrorizes Kristen in her dreams in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4”

  • The “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise includes nine movies and a TV show.
  • Eight of the films are available to watch with a subscription to HBO Max ($10/month).
  • “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movies can also be rented or purchased from retailers like Amazon.

Created by director Wes Craven (“Scream“), “A Nightmare on Elm Street” has remained one of the most popular slasher franchises since 1984. So far, there are nine movies in the series, all of which feature the iconic horror villain Freddy Krueger.

Donning bladed gloves, a tattered striped shirt, and a fedora, Krueger is an evil spirit that stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams. With the exception of the 2010 remake, actor Robert Englund has played Freddy Krueger in every “Nightmare on Elm Street” film, starting with the first entry in 1984. The original movie is also notable for featuring Johnny Depp’s first film role.

If you’re looking to catch up on the entire franchise this Halloween season, we’ve got you covered. Below, you can find complete details on how to stream, rent, or buy all nine “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies.

Where to watch ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies

With the exception of the fourth film in the franchise, you can stream every movie in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series on HBO Max ($10/month). Unfortunately, the fourth movie isn’t streaming on any subscription services right now.

If you don’t want to sign up for HBO Max, you can rent or buy every “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie from digital retailers like Vudu.

TitleSubscription serviceRent or buy
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” (1985)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” (1987)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988)N/AAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child” (1989)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” (1991)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” (1994)HBO MaxYouTube, Vudu
“Freddy vs. Jason” (2003)HBO MaxAmazon, YouTube, Vudu
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (2010)HBO MaxAmazon, Vudu

What’s the correct order to watch the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movies?

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“A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

The best way to watch the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies is in chronological order of release date. You should begin with the original 1984 movie and end with the 2010 remake.

The first six “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies are part of a connected series of stories. The seventh movie, “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” takes a different approach that sees Freddy Krueger enter the real world to terrorize the actual filmmakers behind his movies. The eighth entry, “Freddy vs. Jason,” is a crossover story with the “Friday the 13th” franchise, and the ninth installment is a remake of the first movie with a new cast.

Is Johnny Depp in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’?

Yes, actor Johnny Depp is in the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie from 1984. The film marks Depp’s big-screen debut. He plays Glen Lantz, one of the teens being tormented by Freddy Krueger. Depp also has a quick cameo in the franchise’s sixth entry, “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.” 

Will there be another ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ movie?

While no official announcement has been made for a sequel, it was reported in 2019 that Wes Craven’s estate was accepting pitches for future “A Nightmare on Elm Street” projects. The new projects could take the form of more sequels and remakes, or even a potential HBO Max TV series.

Is there a ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ TV show?

The popularity of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film franchise led to a spin-off horror anthology TV series based on the characters created by Wes Craven. “Freddy’s Nightmares” ran from 1988 until 1990, with each episode being introduced by Freddy Krueger (Englund) and featuring two different stories.

The stories were set on Elm Street in the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio, but most didn’t feature Freddy Krueger in the plot. You can stream both seasons of “Freddy’s Nightmares” for free with ads on Tubi.

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