Freddy’s body count isn’t as high as his colleagues, but that’s okay. Because while others just stab their victims and are done with it, Mr. Krueger transforms his kills into events. Each one is a spectacle worthy of examination. On a recent re-watch of the entire series (including the 2010 remake of the first film), we counted 34 kills across eight movies, not including flashbacks or deaths that were total figments of the imagination conjured up to unsettle victims.
And we ranked them all, from the lame and tame kills to the nasty, unforgettable violence that made Freddy a horror icon on the first place.