Nightmare on Elm Street has been scaring audiences ever since the original movies debut in 1984, nearly 40 years ago.
The horrifying film, centered around blade glove-wielding boogeyman Freddy Kreuger, has managed to weave itself into pop culture ever since, all the way up to 2021. Just this week, Kylie Jenner even announced a collaboration with the enduring franchise.
The movie also spawned sequels – a lot of them! – as well as remakes and meta-sequels. Some of them have proven to be worthy of a watch, while others…well, aren’t so well received by horror enthusiasts.
Click through to find out how all of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies rank, from worst to best…