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Quentin Smith is the male protagonist in the A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. In the film, he has a longtime crush on Nancy Holbrook, the female protagonist. He is a high school blogger.

He is loosely the equivalent of Glen Lantz in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. He is portrayed by Kyle Gallner.



Unlike the grumpy and often provoking Jesse Braun, Quentin is quiet, patient, and easy-going, if not a bit geeky. He has a great love for Nancy, and also shows sympathy to Freddy Krueger after dreaming of him being burned to death by his father, and displays a strong sense of morality.


Quentin's first appearance is at the diner. He is there with Jesse and one of his other friends, it is clear he has a crush on Nancy and appears nervous around her. When Jesse finds his ex-girlfriend Kris with her new boyfriend Dean, Jesse angrily slams a tip on the table and leaves. Quentin however stays behind and has a flirtatious chat with Nancy. Unfortunately, Jesse yells for Quentin and ends the conversation.

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Ghostly Sight Quentin shouts to Nancy that he has just woke up from another Freddy Krueger's nightmare

Quentin is later called by Nancy and is told that Kris had died. The two meet at a library and proceed to study on sleep deprivation. Nancy and Quentin find out that they went to the same preschool, Bradham Preschool after Nancy finds an old school photo hidden in her mother's office. Upon further research, they find that all the children from the preschool have died in some way or form, including their own friends. It is due to this discovery that they and also find out about Freddy Krueger, the man in their dreams.

Quentin believes that it will all blow over but then one day during a training with his school swim team, he falls asleep and has a nightmare where he is awoken to Freddy Krueger running from an angry mob of parents. Krueger is trapped inside a building, refusing to come out. Seeing that the parents are at their last wits, they throw canisters of gasoline and burn the place, while Krueger is inside and Quentin witnessing how Krueger is murdered. Seeing that it was the parents of the children from Badham preschool, including his own father and Nancy's mother, he charges angrily into his father's office. The two have an argument about Krueger's death and whether or not it was justified. Nancy and Quentin go to the pharmacy to get more pills so he could stay awake but the employee refuses to give him a refill.

Nancy has a couple of nightmares and is scratched by Krueger. Quentin takes Nancy to the hospital to have her wounds checked. While there Quentin steals adrenaline and decides to get Nancy out of the hospital. On the road, he asks Nancy out after they find Krueger.

They have a car wreck when Krueger shows up on the road, but from there they find their old


Behind you... Quentin, attacked by Freddy in his dream

preschool, and discover the cave that Freddy took the children to. They soon find out that he took pictures of Nancy while she was being abused by Krueger. The two share a touching moment as they talk about their fears and they then kiss. Nancy then enters a terrifying nightmare to catch Freddy and bring him to the real world. Quentin falls asleep and slips into a nightmare, where Freddy begins to brutally attack Quentin. Laying on the ground after being attacked by Krueger, he's awake but weak. As Nancy struggles against Kruger, Quentin tries desperately to wake her, shaking her and begging her, but failing. Finally, as the last hope, he takes the adrenaline shot and plunges it into Nancy's chest. This wakes her and she pulls Freddy out. Quentin tries to attack Freddy but is stabbed in the process and thrown against a wall. Freddy then attacks Nancy but she is saved by Quentin stabbing him in the leg. Quentin is slashed again by Freddy and as he backs away in fear, Freddy raises his glove to strike. Before he can, Nancy cuts his hand off and then cuts his throat. Quentin and her begin to leave the preschool, but Nancy grabs the lamp before they go as a last measure and then uses it to burn the place down, with Freddy inside of it.

Afterward, Quentin is taken to an ambulance with Nancy next to his side.


  • He is the equivalent of the character Glen Lantz in the original Nightmare film except for several differences.
    • Quentin is slightly less out-going and apparently quieter by nature.
    • Quentin is initially not the boyfriend of Nancy.
    • Quentin actually confronted his father about the death of Freddy Krueger.
    • Quentin survived the encounters with Freddy Krueger, unlike Glen.
  • Quentin appears as a playable character in the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight. He's a part of the "Nightmare on Elm Street DLC", and comes along with Freddy Krueger as a killer, and a new map - Badham Preschool.