A Nightmare on Elm Street: Suffer the Children
Author David Bishop
Publication date April 26, 2005
Published by Black Flame
ISBN 1844161722
Publication Order
Preceded by
Followed by
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamspawn

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Suffer the Children is a 2005 novel written by David Bishop and published by Black Flame.

It is the first in a series of five novels.

It, and the second and third novels in the same series, were later reprinted in 2006 in the compilation Ripped from a Dream: A Nightmare on Elm Street Omnibus.

Official Summary

From your worst nightmare strides Freddy Krueger, the fedora-wearing, razor-glove wielding legend of the big screen! In the first in a brand new series of further adventures, the cult icon that is Freddy once again prowls the dreams of the teenagers of Elm Street.

When six volunteers test an anti-insomnia drug, they get much more than they bargained for when they are thrust into the dream realm - a playground for the bastard son of a hundred maniacs.


  • Alex
  • Peter
  • Chris


  • It contains the line, "Your mouth says no, but your eyes say yes.", which was changed slightly (to "Your mouth says no, but your body says yes.") for the 2010 reboot 5 years later.
  • Freddy Krueger is depicted as... kind of a weirdo...
  • It is stated that Springwood has a Dirt Cheap.
  • Nancy Holbrook from the 2010 reboot is partially based on Alex.