This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and its antagonist, Freddy Krueger. A child-killing psychopath who was burned alive by vengeful parents only to return to take his revenge through the dreams of their now teenaged children.
Many of the deaths were fantastical of course, but some were crueler than others. Those are the ones that stick in my mind because they didnt make you cheer, they actually horrified you.
Looking back, here are 10 deaths from throughout the series that I found particularly cruel or tragic. The ones that reminded me that though I was wearing a Freddy Kruger T-shirt and watching his TV series, he was still a murderous, terrible guy.