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

Loretta Krueger was a character who was seen in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. She was Freddy Krueger's wife.


Not much is really known about Loretta's past life in Springwood or her relationship with Freddy before he became a killer.

It was assumed that Loretta was in high school when she first met the would-be-killer Freddy, who was a high school dropout and worked as a janitor.

Loretta, unlike the rest of the town, apparently saw something good in Freddy, which made her fall in love with him and it got Freddy to love her back.

It appeared back then that Freddy was trying so hard to be normal for Loretta and their child, Katherine. But Freddy couldn't stop his murderous nature forever, as he soon had a "special room" made.

Loretta did appear to love her husband and adore her child. After she discovered a room in the basement full of bladed gloves, other weapons, and a scrapbook of newspaper articles about children murdered in the area, Loretta came to the conclusion that Freddy, her darling husband, was the "Springwood Slasher", a sadistic murderer who abducted and killed children in the area, and used one of the bladed gloves that she found in the basement.

Even after Loretta promised that she wouldn't tell about his murders, Freddy strangled her to death anyway, and did not realize that his 6-year-old daughter, Katherine, was watching.

It's really unknown if Freddy did truly love Loretta, but whatever love that he had, it quickly left him when he killed her.

Later, after Loretta's death, Freddy was caught and Katherine was adopted and moved away from Springwood, and had her name changed to Maggie Burnham.

Her mother's death, as well as the deaths of the teens, drove Maggie to defeat her father.


  • She was the first heroine to be married to the main antagonist before Tiffany (from Bride of Chucky) to be married to Chucky even though Tiffany is the second antagonist and later anti-villain.
  • She was the first and only wife of Freddy Krueger.
  • The character of Loretta Krueger was created by director Rachel Talalay and screenplay writer Michael De Luca based on concepts developed by Wes Craven.
  • Loretta Krueger's maiden name is unknown.
  • Actress Lindsey Fields was credited as Lyndsey Fields in the film.
  • The exact year of Loretta's death is unclear. Freddy Krueger was arrested for being the Springwood Slasher in 1966, so Loretta may have died in that same year, or shortly before.
  • Lindsey Fields received seventeenth billing in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.
  • Loretta Krueger is the first film character presented as the spouse of a serial slasher.