A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror film franchise that consists of nine slasher movies, a TV series, comics books, novels and collectable merchandise. The series revolves around its main character Freddy Krueger. He’s a former child killer who was burned alive by the neighborhood parents. Freddy now stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams. He’s known for his trademark dirty brown Fedora hat and gloves made of leather and metal knives for fingers.