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  • Freddy Krueger: Am your boyfriend now Nancy.


  • Freddy Krueger: Why are you screaming? I haven't even caught you yet.


  • Nancy Thompson: one two...Freddy's coming for you...3, 4 better lock your door..5,6 grab a crucifix..7,8, gonna stay up late, 9, 10, never sleep again!"
    Nancy Thompson: One two... Freddy's coming for you... 3, 4 better lock your door..5, 6 grab a crucifix... 7, 8, gonna stay up late, 9, 10, never sleep again!


  • Nancy Thompson: Wathever you do... DON´T... FALL... ASLEEP...
    Nancy Thompson: Wathever you do... DON'T... FALL... ASLEEP...


  • Tina Gray: Oh, God...
    Freddy Krueger: This.. is God.


  • Nancy Thompson: It's only a dream!
    Freddy Krueger: Come to Freddy.
    Nancy Thompson: GOD DAMN YOU!


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now Nancy.


  • Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do, don't fall asleep.


  • Nancy Thompson: 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.


  • Nancy Thompson: I brought something out from my dream...


  • Freddy Krueger: Hey, Tina! Watch this. (Cuts off two fingers with fingerknives).
    Freddy Krueger: Hey, Tina! Watch this. [cuts off two fingers with fingerknives]


  • Freddy Krueger: Gonna get you.
    Nancy Thompson: It's only a dream!
    Freddy Krueger: Come to Freddy.
    Nancy Thompson: God damn you!


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now,Nancy
    Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now.


  • Glen Lantz: Reality sucks!


  • Nancy Thompson: Do you believe in the boogeyman?
    Glen Lantz: No...
    Glen Lantz: No.


  • Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do, don't fall asleep.
    Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do don't fall asleep.


  • Nancy Thompson: [in her dream] Glen, wake up! Are you there?
    Freddy Krueger: [in the shadows] I'm here. [pops out and chases after Nancy]
    Nancy Thompson: Glen! [Nancy runs back to the house and falls in the melting staircase trap]
    Freddy Krueger: [wearing a Tina mask] Nancy, help me, please. Save me from... [removes mask] Freddy!


  • Freddy Krueger: Tina. Watch This!
    Freddy Krueger: Tina. Watch this!


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy!


  • Tina Gray: (after having sex with Rod) - Jungleman fix Jane!
    Tina Gray: (after having sex with Rod) Jungleman fix Jane!


  • Tina Gray: All day long I've been seeing that guy's weird face and hearing those fingernails.
    Nancy Thompson: Fingernails? That's amazing you saying that. That made me remember the dream I had last night.
    Tina Gray: What did you dream?
    Nancy Thompson: I dreamed about a guy in a dirty red and green sweater.
    Tina Gray: Well what about the fingernails?
    Nancy Thompson: Well he scraped his fingernails along things. Actually they were more like finger-knives or something. Something he'd made himself. They made a horrible sound...scrrrreeeeeech.
    Nancy Thompson: Well he scraped his fingernails along things. Actually they were more like finger-knives or something. Something he'd made himself. They made a horrible sound, scrrrreeeeeech.


  • Nancy Thompson: Glenn? Where are you? Are you there?
    Freddy Krueger: (whispers) - I'm here.
    Freddy Krueger: (whispers) I'm here.


  • Lt. Thompson: What was she doing there?
    Marge Thompson: Hello to you, too, Donald.
    Lt. Thompson: (sarcastically) - Marge.
    Lt. Thompson: (sarcastically) Marge.


  • Tina Gray: Nancy, you dreamed about the same creep I did.


  • Glen Lantz: I'm going to punch out your ugly lights, whoever you are!


  • Nancy Thompson: (to her father) - The killer's still loose you know?
    Nancy Thompson: (to her father) The killer's still loose you know?
    Lt. Thompson: You're saying somebody else killed Tina? Who?
    Nancy Thompson: I don't know who he is, but he's burned and he wears a weird hat and a red and green sweater, really dirty. And he uses these knives, like giant fingernails...
    Nancy Thompson: I don't know who he is, but he's burned and he wears a weird hat and a red and green sweater, really dirty. And he uses these knives, like giant fingernails.
    Lt. Thompson: (to Marge) - You better keep her home, for a few days, until she really gets over the shock of this.
    Lt. Thompson: (to Marge) You better keep her home, for a few days, until she really gets over the shock of this.
    Marge Thompson: I've got something better. I'm going to get her some help.


  • Marge Thompson: Nancy, you are going to get some sleep tonight if it kills me.


  • Rod Lane: (to Tina) - Guys can have nightmares too you know. You ain't got a corner on the market or something.
    Rod Lane: (to Tina) Guys can have nightmares too you know. You ain't got a corner on the market or something.


  • Marge Thompson: But I heard you screaming. You were calling me.
    Nancy Thompson: I just slipped getting out of the tub, Mom.
    Marge Thompson: But I told you...hundreds of people a year get killed like that, honey.
    Marge Thompson: But I told you, hundreds of people a year get killed like that, honey.
    Nancy Thompson: Oh, for Pete's sakes.
    Marge Thompson: It happens all the time...I've heated up some warm milk for you, honey.
    Marge Thompson: It happens all the time. I've heated up some warm milk for you, honey.
    Nancy Thompson: Warm milk? ...Gross.
    Nancy Thompson: Warm milk? Gross.


  • Nancy Thompson: Sometimes I wish you didn't live right across the street.
    Glen Lantz: Will you shut up and let me in? Did you ever stand on a rose trellis in your bare feet?


  • Nancy Thompson: I grab the guy in my dream. You see me struggling so you wake me up. We both come out, you whack the fu*ker and we got him.
    Glen Lantz: Are you crazy, hit him with what?
    Nancy Thompson: You're the jock. You have a baseball bat or something.


  • Rod Lane: (after tackling Glen on the lawn) - It's Rod Lane, bringing Lantz down, just three yards from the goal line! What a brilliant tackle and the crowd goes wild!
    Rod Lane: (after tackling Glen on the lawn) It's Rod Lane, bringing Lantz down, just three yards from the goal line! What a brilliant tackle and the crowd goes wild!
    Tina Gray: What the hell are you doing here?
    Rod Lane: Came to make up. No big deal...Your mom home?
    Rod Lane: Came to make up. No big deal. Your mom home?
    Tina Gray: Of course...Oh, what's that?
    Tina Gray: Of course. Oh, what's that?
    Rod Lane: Intense, huh? (pulls out a tool and makes a screeching sound) - ...So what's going on here...An orgy or something?
    Rod Lane: Intense, huh? (pulls out a tool and makes a screeching sound) So what's going on here. An orgy or something?
    Glen Lantz: Maybe your funeral, di*khead. [Rod pulls out a switchblade in anger]
    Nancy Thompson: It's just a sleepover, Rod; Tina and me...Glen was just leaving.
    Nancy Thompson: It's just a sleepover, Rod; Tina and me. Glen was just leaving.
    Rod Lane: (to Tina, with a smile) - Did you see his face?
    Rod Lane: (to Tina, with a smile) Did you see his face?
    Glen Lantz: (mimicking Rod) - "Did you see his face?"
    Glen Lantz: (mimicking Rod) 'Did you see his face?'


  • Freddy Krueger: Tina!!
    Tina Gray: Please God!
    Freddy Krueger: This...is God!
    Freddy Krueger: This is God!


  • Nancy Thompson: And now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep. And if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take.


  • Nancy Thompson: (At the police station) - You know Tina...she dreamed this was gonna happen.
    Nancy Thompson: (At the police station) You know Tina, she dreamed this was gonna happen.
    Lt. Thompson: What?
    Nancy Thompson: She had a nightmare that someone was trying to kill her...That's why we were there mom. She just didn't wanna sleep alone.
    Nancy Thompson: She had a nightmare that someone was trying to kill her. That's why we were there mom. She just didn't wanna sleep alone.


  • Dr. King: A nightmare now would be plus or minus five or six. She's about three.
    Marge Thompson: (Nancy begins twitching) - Doctor, what's she doing now? Is she asleep or awake?
    Marge Thompson: (Nancy begins twitching) Doctor, what's she doing now? Is she asleep or awake?
    Dr. King: (looks at the monitor) - Something's wrong. It never gets this high.
    Dr. King: (looks at the monitor) Something's wrong. It never gets this high.


  • Marge Thompson: (to Nancy) - Oh, I feel like a million bucks. They say you've bottomed out when you can't remember the night before.
    Marge Thompson: (to Nancy) Oh, I feel like a million bucks. They say you've bottomed out when you can't remember the night before.


  • Nancy Thompson: (looking in the mirror) - This is just a dream, this isn't real. This is just a dream, he isn't real. He isn't...
    Nancy Thompson: (looking in the mirror) This is just a dream, this isn't real. This is just a dream, he isn't real. He isn't.


  • Glen Lantz: Morality sucks.


  • Tina Gray: (to Nancy) - Maybe we're gonna have a big earthquake. They say things get really weird just before.
    Tina Gray: (to Nancy) Maybe we're gonna have a big earthquake. They say things get really weird just before.


  • Nancy Thompson: Oh, God. I look 20 years old!


  • Glen Lantz: What did you do to your arm?
    Nancy Thompson: I burned it in English class.


  • Nancy Thompson: I'm into survival.


  • Glen Lantz: Oh, man. Midnight! - Baseball bats and boogeymen! ...Beautiful.
    Glen Lantz: Oh, man. Midnight! Baseball bats and boogeymen! Beautiful.


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy.


  • Nancy Thompson: (referring to dreaming) - But what if they meet a monster in their dreams, then what?
    Nancy Thompson: (referring to dreaming) But what if they meet a monster in their dreams, then what?
    Glen Lantz: They turn their back on it. Take away its energy and it disappears.
    Nancy Thompson: But what happens if they don't do that?
    Glen Lantz: Well I guess those people don't wake up to tell what happens.
    Nancy Thompson: (sighing) - Great.
    Nancy Thompson: (sighing) Great.


  • Freddy Krueger: (as a hall guard) - Where's your pass?
    Freddy Krueger: (as a hall guard) Where's your pass?
    Nancy Thompson: Screw your pass.


  • Nancy Thompson: It's only a dream!
    Freddy Krueger: Come to Freddy.
    Nancy Thompson: GOD DAMN YOU!
    Nancy Thompson: God damn you!


  • Nancy Thompson: (before going to sleep to find Freddy) - Okay Krueger, we play in your court.
    Nancy Thompson: (before going to sleep to find Freddy) Okay Krueger, we play in your court.


  • Freddy Krueger: (to Nancy) - I'll kill you slow!
    Freddy Krueger: (to Nancy) I'll kill you slow!


  • Nancy Thompson: Help! I've got him! Hey, Daddy! I've got him trapped! Help! Where are you?
    Sgt. Parker: Everything's gonna be all right! Everything's under control!
    Nancy Thompson: Get my dad, you as*hole!


  • Nancy Thompson: Oh...I'm crazy after all!
    Nancy Thompson: Oh, I'm crazy after all!


  • Glen Lantz: Miss Nude America is going to be on tonight.
    Mrs. Lantz: How can you hear what she's going to say?
    Glen Lantz: Who cares what she says?


  • Rod Lane: I had a hard-on this morning when I woke up Tina...Had your name written all over it.
    Rod Lane: I had a hard-on this morning when I woke up Tina. Had your name written all over it.
    Tina Gray: There's four letters in my name, Rod. How can there be enough room on your joint for four letters?
    Rod Lane: Hey, up yours with a twirling lawnmower!


  • Marge Thompson: (to Nancy) - He's dead, honey, because Mommy killed him. I even took his knives. So it's okay now...You can sleep.
    Marge Thompson: (to Nancy) He's dead, honey, because Mommy killed him. I even took his knives. So it's okay now. You can sleep.


  • Glen Lantz: You believe this fog?
    Marge Thompson: Oh, I believe anything is possible.


  • Freddy Krueger: (wearing a mask of Tina's face) - Nancy, help me, please. Save me from - (removes the mask and reveals his true face) ...Freddy!
    Freddy Krueger: (wearing a mask of Tina's face) Nancy, help me, please. Save me from (removes the mask and reveals his true face) Freddy!


  • Freddy Krueger: (as a hall guard) - Hey, Nancy...No running in the hallway.
    Freddy Krueger: (as a hall guard) Hey, Nancy. No running in the hallway.


  • Nancy Thompson: (seeing that the house is fully secured) - Mother! What's with the bars?
    Nancy Thompson: (seeing that the house is fully secured) Mother! What's with the bars?
    Marge Thompson: Security.
    Nancy Thompson: Security? ...Security from what?
    Nancy Thompson: Security? Security from what?
    Marge Thompson: Not from what, from whom.


  • Nancy Thompson: (at the sleep clinic) - I don't see why you can't just give me a pill to keep me from dreaming.
    Nancy Thompson: (at the sleep clinic) I don't see why you can't just give me a pill to keep me from dreaming.
    Dr. King: Everybody's got to dream, young girl. If you don't dream...you go.
    Dr. King: Everybody's got to dream, young girl. If you don't dream, you go.


  • Nancy Thompson: What I learned in the dream clinic. That's what I'm trying to prove mother. Rod didn't kill Tina and he didn't hang himself. There's this guy. He's after us in our dreams.
    Marge Thompson: But that's just not reality Nancy.
    Nancy Thompson: (pulling Krueger's hat out of a drawer) - It's real momma, feel it.
    Nancy Thompson: (pulling Krueger's hat out of a drawer) It's real momma, feel it.
    Marge Thompson: Give me that damn thing!
    Nancy Thompson: It even has his name written in it...Fred Krueger mom. Fred Krueger. Do you know who that is mother? Because if you do you better tell me cause he's after me now.
    Nancy Thompson: It even has his name written in it, Fred Krueger mom. Fred Krueger. Do you know who that is mother? Because if you do you better tell me cause he's after me now.


  • Nancy Thompson: Come on, Freddy. Can't you catch me?
    Freddy Krueger: I'm going to split you in two.


  • Rod Lane: (after explaining to Nancy that Freddy Krueger killed Tina) - Don't look at me like I'm some kind of fu*king fruitcake or something...I'm warning you!
    Rod Lane: (after explaining to Nancy that Freddy Krueger killed Tina) Don't look at me like I'm some kind of fu*king fruitcake or something. I'm warning you!


  • Marge Thompson: You want to know who Fred Krueger was? He was a filthy child murderer who killed at least 20 kids in the neighborhood. Kids we all knew.
    Nancy Thompson: Oh, mom.
    Marge Thompson: It drove us crazy when we didn't know who it was, but it was even worse after they caught him.
    Nancy Thompson: Did they put him away?
    Marge Thompson: Well, the lawyers got fat and the judge got famous, but somebody forgot to sign the search warrant in the right place and Krueger was free, just like that.
    Nancy Thompson: What did you do, mother?


  • Nancy Thompson: Hi, daddy. I know what happened.
    Lt. Thompson: I haven't been upstairs yet.
    Nancy Thompson: Yeah, but you know he's dead, right?
    Lt. Thompson: Yeah, apparently he's dead.
    Nancy Thompson: Listen, Daddy, I've got a proposition for you. Listen very carefully, please.
    Lt. Thompson: Nancy.
    Nancy Thompson: I'm going to go and get the guy who did it, and I want you to be there to arrest him when I bring him out. Okay?
    Lt. Thompson: Just tell me who did it; I'll go get him, baby.
    Nancy Thompson: Fred Krueger did it, Daddy. And only I can get him. It's my nightmare he comes to.


  • Rod Lane: I probably could have saved her if I'd have moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before. There was...there was this guy; he had knives for fingers.
    Rod Lane: I probably could have saved her if I'd have moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before. There was, there was this guy, he had knives for fingers.


  • Teacher: (reading from a book; possessed-like) - Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
    Teacher: (reading from a book; possessed-like) Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.


  • Nancy Thompson: Okay, here's what we're going to do.
    Glen Lantz: It's dark in here.
    Nancy Thompson: But it's not what you're thinking.


  • Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do. Don't...fall...asleep.
    Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do. Don't fall asleep.


  • Nancy Thompson: I know you're there Freddy.
    Freddy Krueger: You think you was gonna get away from me?
    Nancy Thompson: I know you too well, Freddy.
    Freddy Krueger: Now you die.
    Nancy Thompson: It's too late, Krueger. I know the secret now. This is just a dream. You're not alive. This whole thing is just a dream...I want my mother and friends again.
    Nancy Thompson: It's too late, Krueger. I know the secret now. This is just a dream. You're not alive. This whole thing is just a dream. I want my mother and friends again.
    Freddy Krueger: You what?
    Nancy Thompson: I take back every bit of energy I gave you. You're nothing. You're sh*t.


  • Nancy Thompson: Glen, you bastard
    Glen Lantz: What did I do?
    Nancy Thompson: I just asked you to do one thing, to stay awake and watch me and to wake me up if it looked like I was having a bad dream, and what did you do, you sh*t? You fell asleep!


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy.


  • Nancy Thompson: I'm into survival.


  • Freddy Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy.


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