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Movies That Are Knockoffs/Derivatives of A Nightmare on Elm Street

Knockoffs, derivative works (and proto works) and movies clearly inspired by Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, and it’s many sequels. I’ll be adding to this list as I discover more titles. 

Note: To be included, the movie must have more than just a nightmare sequence. Dreams, ideas, themes or characters must be similar to NoES.

Please share any titles you know in the comments below. Thanks, and enjoy the recommendations!

  • Bad Dreams
  • Eternal Evil
  • Deadly Dreams
  • Slumber Party Massacre II
  • Cameron's Closet
  • Retribution
  • Scared Stiff
  • 976-EVIL
  • Beyond Dream's Door
  • Dream Demon
  • Killer Party
  • The Monster
  • 976-EVIL 2
  • Dreamaniac
  • Hellmaster
  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
  • Brainscan
  • Dreamscape
  • Don't Panic
  • The Horror Show
  • Night Killer
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Dream Stalker
  • Satan's Bed
  • Night Terror
  • Deadly Friend
  • Pledge Night
  • The Dead Pit
  • The Stay Awake
  • Trick or Treat
  • Lurkers
  • Candyman
  • Candyman
  • Bloody New Year
  • Nightmare Shark
  • Blood Symbol
  • Slaughterhouse Rock
  • Hard Rock Nightmare
  • Creatures from the Abyss
  • Kadaicha
  • The Dreaming
  • Phenomena
  • The Wisher
  • Headhunter
  • Girls Nite Out