Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

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Nancy Thompson (named Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 reboot) is a fictional character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

She was played by actress Heather Langenkamp in the original movie series and by Rooney Mara in the 2010 remake.

Nancy is the first person to battle Freddy Krueger and survive. In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Nancy helps the last of the Elm Street children with their battle against Freddy. In Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Heather Langenkamp must become Nancy once again to put an end to an entity possessing Freddy in the "real world".

The character received strong positive reviews and is often called a cultural icon of the 1980s America.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Feminist Look at "A Nightmare on Elm Street"". The Geekiary.
  2. Salt, Limara (October 8, 2015). "The 5 Most Badass Women in Horror Films". The Debrief. Retrieved January 2, 2017.