As Seen In: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

When horror historians cite this scene as the most unforgettable of all A Nightmare on Elm Street death moments, it's easy to assume that they're doing so simply because the victim is played by a then-anonymous Johnny Depp. But, alas, such presumptions would only be shortchanging what's easily a highpoint in Wes Craven's jam-packed career of memorable moments.

It's the kind of unrealistic murder that makes viewers think twice about doing something as routine climbing into bed. With his headphones on, Depp's character closes his eyes and prepares to enter dreamland. The sleepy trip is quickly stopped by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), as Depp gets swallowed into the bed and spat back out as a geyser of blood.