Killing one of horror's all-time greatest monsters once is something to be proud of? But defeating an antagonist like Freddy Krueger twice? That's grounds for legendary genre status.

When people think of the Elm Street series, visions of Robert Englund's iconic performances as Freddy Krueger instantly come to mind, and for good reason. But Englund's pop culture omnipresence has taken away from the franchise's thick-skinned heroines, namely Lisa Wilcox's Alice Johnson, who used smarts (remembering a "Dream Master" nursery rhyme in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) and motherly instincts (reverting Freddy back to harmless infant in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child) to defeat Krueger in two Elm Street installments.