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Nancy, you dreamed about the same creep I did.

Christina "Tina" Gray is a character in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

She was one of the Elm Street Children, whose parents were involved in burning and killing Freddy Krueger because he killed 20 children. She appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street and was also the first victim of Freddy after he became the undead Dream Demon. Although she was not related to Mark Gray from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, they both share the same last name.


A Nightmare On Elm Street[]

The film opens up with Tina having a nightmare inside a boiler room. Her attempts to escape seem futile as her dreamstalker catches up with her before she awakens, finding that Freddy Krueger slashed her nightgown. Grabbing her crucifix, she tries to go back to sleep.

The next day whilst walking to school, Tina tells her friend Nancy Thompson of her nightmare. In an attempt to cheer up Tina and alleviate her fears after her mother goes away with her boyfriend, Nancy and her boyfriend Glen Lantz decide to spend the night at Tina's house, where they are confronted with Rod Lane, Tina's on-again-off-again boyfriend. He reveals indirectly that he had been having the same dreams as Tina and Nancy. After making love to Rod and falling asleep, Tina finds herself trapped in her final nightmare. Tina hears tapping on the window, along with her name being whispered in the darkness. Unable to wake Rod up, she goes outside to investigate.

Walking further into the alley, Tina hears a noise behind her and turns to see the lid of a trash can rolling towards her before settling on the ground. She is then confronted with the image of Freddy Krueger. She runs away into her backyard towards her house and bangs on her back door, crying out for Nancy to let her in. Unfortunately, Freddy grabs her and the two tumble onto the floor. After a brief struggle, Freddy gets the upperhand and begins killing her.


Tina's abdomen being cut open

Outside of her dream, Rod awakens to find Tina under attack, her abdomen was slashed and start bleeding from its wounds. Levitating off the bed, Tina groans and gags painfully as her body starts spinning in midair. Rod is knocked into a corner by Tina's spinning body from where he watches on in horror as Tina is thrown into the corner and dragged up the wall and across the ceiling. Nancy and Glen are awakened by their screaming, and by the time Nancy and Glen arrive, Tina is dead on the floor and Rod has fled through the window. Her death is one of the most memorable Elm Street deaths. Her soul is absorbed by Freddy and was released along with other souls of Freddy's victims when Alice defeated Freddy.

After her death, Tina appears to Nancy within one of her nightmares, calling Nancy's name from within a bloody, transparent bodybag. At the end of A Nightmare on Elm Street, she is seen alive and well with Rod and Glen, sitting in the back of Glen's car as it pulls up to Nancy's house. Nancy joins them in the car at which point the car's hood, transformed into the color of Freddy's sweater, comes down of its own accord. All of the car doors lock by an unseen force and the car drives off, Tina and her friends looking on in helpless horror through the car windows.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master[]

Tina's soul like that of all of Freddy's victims is released when Alice Johnson beats Freddy.


Tina Gray is introduced to the story as a strong-willed young girl who is often afraid of Freddy but doesn't let fear get the better of her. She is usually a bit aggressive in some situations but she only when the occasion calls for it.

Physical appearance[]

Tina has smooth and pale skin color. She has very short blonde hair going just to the back of her narrow-shaped head. Her eyes, which are silvery-blue in color, are rather small. Her arms seem quite long but her legs, which are really thin, seem much longer.


Rod Lane[]

Rod and Tina were a couple during 1981, they used to argue very often but in the end they always got back together. When Tina was murdered, Rod felt enormous guilt for not having been able to save her, he was also scared because he was afraid of looking like a murderer in front of everyone.

Nancy Thompson[]

Nancy and Tina are best friends. Nancy seems to be the only link that united the group, she didn't seem very happy with the fights that Tina and Rod had but she knew that he wasn't a bad boy. So she initially doubted Tina's murder, however, she later discarded the idea and tried to save Rod from jail and Freddy Krueger's fake suicide.

Glen Lantz[]

Tina and Glen don't seem to be very confident, they rarely interact and they probably consider each other friends because Nancy is the link between them.

Other media[]

Freddy vs. Jason[]

Tina's murder appeared as a flashback in the Freddy vs. Jason.


  • Prior to the filming of A Nightmare on Elm Street, actress Amanda Wyss had never seen a horror film.
  • According to Internet Movie Database, Tina's name is mentioned approximately 39 times in the film.
  • Amanda Wyss came down with vertigo thanks in part to the rotating room used for her death scene.
  • Tina Grey is a character made in homage to Janet Leigh's Marion Crane character in the classic Psycho. She is the character we believe to be the main character (since Tina herself was the first character to debut in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), right up until her death.
  • Jodi Benson, Robin Wright & Laura Dern auditioned for the role of Tina.
  • Tina's death was ranked #4 on Watchmojo.com's list of the Top 10 Freddy Krueger kills. 
  • Freddy kills Kris the same way he killed Tina in the 2010 remake. 
  • According to deleted scenes, she had an older sibling who was killed. However, this never made it to the movie or the canon of the series. 


  • (To Nancy): "Maybe we're going to have a big earthquake; they say things get really weird right before."
  • (To Rod): "There's four letters in my name, Rod; how can there be room on your joint for four letters?"
  • (To Freddy): "Please God."
  • (To Glen): "Hey, did you have a nightmare too!?"
  • (To Freddy): "Who do you think you are?, Whoever you are..."
  • (To Rod): "Jungle Man fixed Jane."
  • (To Nancy): "Nancy!, Please open the door! Nancy!"
  • (To Nancy and Glen): "You guys are going to stick around, aren't you? I mean, you can't leave me alone with this lunatic."
  • (To Rod): "I knew there was something about you I liked."
  • (To her mother): "Just a dream, Ma."