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The remaining Elm Street Children.

This is about the Elm Street Children of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. If you are looking for one or more other versions of the Elm Street Children, please check Elm Street Children (disambiguation).


The Elm Street Children is a term used in the A Nightmare on Elm Street (film series) film series to refer to the offspring of the parents that burned Freddy Krueger to death after he escaped punishment for the serial murder of at least twenty children (at least some of whom weren't teenagers) on a technicality pertaining to an incorrect search warrant.

It should be noted that in the ANOES film series, the term "children" is often used to mean anyone under the age of 20. An exception to this is the beginning of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Here, the term "children" explicitly excludes teenagers.

It should also be noted that the term "the Elm Street Children" isn't used to refer to any and all people under the age of 20 that live on Elm Street. This can be confusing. When the group of teenagers in Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital is referred to as "the last of the Elm Street Children", this doesn't mean that they are the last people under the age of 20 left on Elm Street.

They were all neighbors together. The children were the main plot for the 1st and 3rd films and the first part of the 4th film as Freddy wanted revenge against the parents for killing him so he begins to kill them. They aren't mentioned in the 2nd film. Freddy succeeded in his 7 year revenge spree after killing Kristen in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.


Donald and Marge Thompson are the only pair of parents that burned Krueger to death to be killed by Freddy, Freddy gets revenge on them by murdering them.


Unlike Elaine She was only alive in the real world but she only gets her head decapitated by Freddy Krueger

The Children

Note: It is hinted that there were quite a few more than those named and shown in the films and listed below.

  • Nancy Thompson - She was incredibly strong against Freddy. First to know of his secret and the first to defeat him. Her battles against Freddy helped future generations of Springwood children to combat Krueger. Died in Dream Warriors. Parents: Donald Thompson / Marge Thompson
  • Glen Lantz - He was the third of the kids to be killed. His parents were cautious of Glen hanging out with Nancy.
  • Tina Gray - She was the first of the children to be killed. She has a mother who has a boyfriend after her father left Springwood. Had an on-off relationship with Rod.
  • Rod Lane - He was the second child killed by Freddy. A juvenile delinquent. He was hung from the jail bars.
  • Kristen Parker - She was the last child of Elm Street, unintentionally responsible for allowing Freddy to spread onto the new children.
  • Phillip Anderson - He was the first of the Last of the children, his death was ruled as sleepwalking suicide.
  • Roland Kincaid - He was a survivor of the third film. He was the first killed of the surviving last children.
  • Joey Crusel - He was a mute kid, he survives the third film only to die in the fourth, he was the second-last surviving Elm Street child.
  • Taryn White - She was a rehabbing drug addict she was the first killed after the Dream Warriors group was made.
  • Will Stanton - He was a physically disabled kid, the second to be killed after the Dream Warriors group was made.
  • Jennifer Caulfield - She was the second of the last children to be killed, she was an aspiring television star.
  • Unnamed Elm Street Child - He was an Elm Street Child who cut his own eyelids off just to stay awake. Presumably, Freddy killed him either in the physical world or cutting off his eyelids didn't work and Freddy killed him in his dreams.