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How to Watch the A Nightmare on Elm Street Movies in Order

Our in-house horror hounds help you hunt down all nine A Nightmare on Elm Street movies for the watch party of your dreams.

The fedora-clad, dream-dwelling slasher Freddy Krueger feeds off your fear, but we think he might leave you alone if you stay up late watching his movies. To help you test our hunch, we’ve prepared this guide on how to stream all nine A Nightmare on Elm Street movies in order (short answer: HBO Max™). We can’t guarantee it’ll work, but it (usually) doesn’t hurt to try.

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What are the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies?

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) introduced Freddy Krueger—the wisecracking, dream-invading slasher with knives for fingers—to the world. The super freaky film spawned seven sequels, a TV series, a 2003 collab with Jason Voorhees, a 2010 remake, and two great documentaries.

A collage of Blu-ray covers for the first four A Nightmare on Elm Street movies.

The first four A Nightmare on Elm Street movies (1984–1988).

List of A Nightmare on Elm Street movies in order

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 remake)
  • Extra Freddy: Freddy’s Nightmares TV series (1988–1990)
  • Extra Freddy: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
  • Extra FreddyScream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)

Trick or trial!

Some streaming TV services offer free trials if you’re on a tight budget. Unfortunately, HBO Max does not—but you can watch the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and both documentaries with free trials of other services.

  • AMC+ (7-day trial): Has both Elm Street documentaries.
  • Philo (7-day trial): Has A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
  • Shudder (7-day trial): Has both Elm Street documentaries.

How to watch the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies in order

Only one streaming service has all nine A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, but one has two sequels, and another has the remake. Here’s the scoop.

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The fifth through eighth A Nightmare on Elm Street movies (1989–2010).

How to stream the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies for free

You can watch all nine Elm Street movies with an HBO Max subscription—unless you’re dreaming (BAHHHHHHHHahahahahahahahaha. Ha.) Tubi has the third and sixth films free with ads, and Philo has the 2010 remake.

As for the Freddy’s Nightmare TV series, it’s available to stream via Screambox or Tubi (free with ads).

Everybody else will need to rent or purchase the films (skip to the rent/buy section).

A collage of Blu-ray covers for the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and the Elm Street documentaries Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street and Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy..

The 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and documentaries (2010–2019).

Where to stream the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies

Streaming on
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • HBO Max
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
  • HBO Max

  • Tubi
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • HBO Max

  • Tubi
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • HBO Max
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Master (1989)
  • HBO Max
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • HBO Max

  • Tubi
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
  • HBO Max
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • HBO Max
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • HBO Max

  • Philo
  • Extra Freddy
    Freddy's Nightmares TV series (1988–1990)
  • Screambox

  • Tubi
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
    Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)
  • AMC+

  • Shudder
  • Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.

    If you’re a massive Freddy Krueger fan, you can find the 2019 documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street on AMC+ or Shudder. And you can rent or buy the four-hour mega-doc Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

    Let’s see how much it’ll cost to rent every A Nightmare on Elm Street movie.

    How to rent or buy the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies

    The table below has rental and purchase pricing for the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies (and related documentaries) from five video-on-demand (VOD) retailers: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Google Play Movies, Redbox, and VUDU.

    Rental pricing is $1.99–$3.99, while purchase prices are $5.99–$18.99. The lower end is for standard definition (SD) in each price range, while the higher end is for HD or better resolution.

    Rental and purchase pricing for the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies

    Amazon Prime Video Apple TV+ Google Play Movies Redbox VUDU
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $16.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $14.99
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $6.99
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $10.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $6.99
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $10.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $6.99
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Child (1989) Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $9.99
    Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99–$18.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $1.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $13.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $7.99
    Extra Freddy
    Freddy's Nightmares TV series (1988–1990)
    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $8.99–$9.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $8.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $9.99–$12.99
    Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $5.99–$6.99
    Rent: $3.99

    Buy: $12.99
    Rent: $2.99

    Buy: $5.99
    Rent: $2.99–$3.99

    Buy: $5.99–$6.99

    Data as of post date. Offers and availability are subject to change.

    To rent every A Nightmare on Elm Street movie, not including the documentaries, you’ll spend $32–$36 (plus $8 if you want the docs). To buy the films digitally will cost $82–$116 (plus $13–$18 for the docs).

    If physical media isn’t dead to you, and you’re not a completist, it’s $54 cheaper to buy the movies (no documentaries) on Blu-ray. Here’s a shopping list for ya:

    • A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection: Get the first seven movies on Blu-ray for about $31.
    • Freddy vs. Jason: A new Blu-ray costs around $12.
    • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): The Region A version appears to be out-of-print—but used copies start at $10 (shipped) on Amazon.

    The documentaries, however, are kind of expensive. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street is $26, and Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is $20.

    Unfortunately, the Freddy’s Nightmares TV series is unavailable to rent or buy digitally—or on disc.

    Pro tip: Watching every A Nightmare on Elm Street film should keep you awake for 14 hours. If you need help staying conscious for the other 10 hours, try some of the movies in our guide, Live, Laugh, Barf: Horror Moments That Are Still Stuck in Our Brain.

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