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'Nightmare on Elm Street' Franchise Quiz
by Staff
With his trademark hat and freaky burned skin, Freddy has haunted generations of American kids. How much do you know about the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie franchise?

In what year did the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie hit theaters?

  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984

What role did Wes Craven have in the creation of the first movie?

  • writer
  • director
  • both

Where was "A Nightmare on Elm Street" filmed?

  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco

How much onscreen time does the villain Freddy Krueger have in the first movie?

  • about 7 seconds
  • about 7 minutes
  • about 17 minutes

What was the budget for the first "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie?

  • about $1.8 million
  • about $18 million
  • about $8 million

Which actor got his big break by appearing in the first "A Nightmare on Elm Street?"

  • John Cusack
  • Johnny Depp
  • Emilio Estevez

In what year is the first film set?

  • 1981
  • 1976
  • 1971

True or False: Wes Craven directed the third "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie.

  • true
  • false

As of 2016, how many "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movies are there in the franchise?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Which actor was originally cast in the role that ultimately went to Johnny Depp?

  • Michael J. Fox
  • Tom Cruise
  • Charlie Sheen

How many "Elm Street" movies were released in the 1990s?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4

In which state does the story of the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" take place?

  • Ohio
  • Iowa
  • Oklahoma

Which of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films was subtitled "The Dream Master?"

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"

In a 2003 movie, Freddy battles which other famous horror film star?

  • Jason Voorhees
  • Michael Myers
  • Jigsaw

Why is Freddy Krueger so angry?

  • He has brain damage.
  • He was bullied in school.
  • He was burned alive.

What's the name of the sole teenager to survive Freddy's rampage in "A Nightmare on Elm Street?"

  • Nora
  • Nina
  • Nancy

What is Freddy Krueger's favorite killing weapon?

  • a blowtorch
  • a clawed glove
  • a machete

How long did it take to film the first "A Nightmare on Elm Street?"

  • 32 days
  • 62 days
  • 92 days

In which "A Nightmare on Elm Street" does Nancy finally succumb to Freddy's clawed glove?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2"

Which movie alters the tone of the story, making Freddy less amusing and much more menacing?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"
  • "Wes Craven's New Nightmare"
  • "Freddy vs. Jason"

As the story goes, how much time has passed between the first and second films?

  • five years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years

What was the approximate budget of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors?"

  • $24 million
  • $44 million
  • $4.5 million

In which "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie did Patricia Arquette make her film debut?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3"

Which of the movies was released in 3-D format?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 6"

True or False: The 2010 remake was a box-office flop.

  • true
  • false

How much did the fifth movie (released in 1989) make at the box office?

  • $22 million
  • $42 million
  • $52 million

Adjusted for ticket price inflation, about how much money has the franchise earned?

  • more than $400 million
  • more than $600 million
  • more than $800 million

In which "A Nightmare on Elm Street" does Mark Patton star?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"

In which film does Rooney Mara star?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010)
  • "Wes Craven's New Nightmare"
  • "Freddy vs. Jason"

At the beginning of which film does Alice give birth to a baby that looks suspiciously like Freddy?

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street 6"