Bringing nightmares to the popular culture since the eighties, Elm Street
has been refenced in many places; usually with "A Nightmare on X" titles, clothing with green and red stripes or Captain Ersatz
-versions of the series main villain, Freddy Krueger.
- One of the three horror-character lookalikes in Marvel's Sledgehammer comic is a talon-fingered Crazy Teddy, whose "nightmares are insane".
- Doctor Strange faces off with Freddy-lookalike named Eddy in a Marvel Comics Presents story "A Nightmare on Bleecker Street".
- One issue of RoboCop: The Future of Law Enforcement features a string of crimes perpetrated by people who have been hypnotized to believe they are fictional characters. One of these people is a man dressed as Freddy Krueger, who tried to hijack a security truck.
- AdventureQuest Worlds has a story titled "Nightmare on Twig's Street: The Dweam Swayers", with an antagonist named Twiggy Krueger.
- The fifth boss in Crime Fighters has gloves similar to Freddy's.
- One of the enemies in the Graveyard stages of Gex featurs an enemy who doesn't just have Hockey Mask and Chainsaw, but who also wears a green and red striped t-shirt.
- This Square Root of Minus Garfield strip shows Garfield having a nightmare about being eaten alive by an armchair. He wakes up, only to find Jon dressed as Freddy Krueger.
- The Simpsons
- In Cape Fear Bart is scared because he received some death threats by mail. He suspects everybody. At one point Ned Flanders approaches him with a scissor knife hand much like Freddie Krueger, but it turns out he was using it to trim his garden hedge.
- The sixth Treehouse of Horror Halloween Special had a segment titled "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace", where Groundskeeper Willie became a Freddy-like figure after buring to death.
- Freddy himself appeared during the Couch Gag of the ninth one.
- He also appeared in the fifth one, as one of the "ghouls" dragging Homer out of the storeroom.
- South Park
- Freddy himself appears in the episodes "Imaginationland" and “Insheeption".
- One of the episodes bears the name "A Nightmare on Facetime".
- Pound Puppies (2010) had an episode titled "Nightmare on Pound Street".