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Elaine Parker is the mother of Kristen Parker and the wife of Kirk Parker. She only appears in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.


She was married to Kirk Parker in Springwood. She was one of the Elm Street parents who burned Freddy Krueger alive after he was freed from prosecution on a technicality.

She and her husband had a child, Kristen Parker. It is not stated whether or not Kristen was born before or after Freddy was killed. Regardless, Krueger targeted Kristen in her dreams.

In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Elaine urged Kristen to get some sleep and ignored her complaints about her bad dream. Later, she came into Kristen's room when she heard a commotion. Unbeknownst to her, Freddy had attacked Kristen in her dreams and made it appear to be a suicide attempt. This forced Elaine to send Kristen to the Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital.

When Nancy Thompson, who was working at the hospital as a grad student, came to pick up Kristen's things, Elaine seemed annoyed by Nancy's concern for Kristen. Elaine was under the impression that Kristen was simply trying to get attention.

Elaine appears again in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, first seeing Kristen hanging out with her friends at the Elm Street House. She orders Kristen to get away from the house. Aware that Kristen is avoiding sleep because of her nightmares, Elaine drugs Kristen which eventually leads to her death at the hands of Freddy Krueger.