Written by Mr. Mouseburger 14th Jan 2006
Kindly submitted by Mofojo
For a film that for many epitomises the "slasher horror" genre, "Freddie part 1" has surprisingly few killings in it.
Tina Gray was always slated for death though, as she commits the cardinal sin of having (noisy) teenage sex in a horror film (a rule made official by Wes Craven himself of course).
During the post-coital snoozing, she is visited by dead child murderer Freddy Krueger, who has returned to torment the children of the mob that killed him.
In the dream world:
Tina is cautiously wandering around the house when Freddy suddenly attacks and begins chasing her. She runs to her back door only to find - surprise, surprise - it is locked. In desperation she shouts for her friend Nancy, who is across the road when Freddy grabs her and wrestles with her.
In the real world:
Tina's greasy boyfriend-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks, Rod wakes up to her shaking about and screaming. He sees four vertical cuts appear on her chest, and before he is knocked out, he sees Tina is dragged across the room, including the ceiling, before she finally drops down dead on her bed, with blood splattering everywhere.
Unsurprisingly, Rod decides that the police are unlikely to believe that Tina has been murdered by an invisible knifeman while he looked on, and flees out of the window (but, unluckily for him, not out of Elm Street).
By today's standards, this killing is rather tame, but for the time the copious amounts of blood and age of the female victim made it more shocking.