Robert Englund aka Fred Krueger
Frederick Charles "Freddy" Krueger is a serial killer and the main antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. A family man on the surface, Krueger was actually the serial killer known as the "Springwood Slasher". When he was caught and subsequently released on a technicality, the parents of his victims chased him to a shack out back of the power plant he once worked at and burned him alive. Rather than succumb to death, Krueger was offered the chance to continue his killing spree after death, becoming a Dream Demon that could enter his victims' dreams and kill them in the dream world, which would thus cause their death in the real world and absorb their souls afterwards.
Heather Langenkamp aka Nancy Thompson
Nancy is a 15-year-old girl who has begun experiencing nightmares about a mysterious, disfigured man in a red and green sweater. The man has "knives for fingers", which he scrapes along objects in the dream. She learns that her friend Tina is having similar nightmares. Nancy begins relying on caffeine to stay awake, and eventually discovers that she can pull things out of her dream after she takes the killer's hat, labelled "Fred Krueger". Her mother explains that Krueger was a child killer who was burned to death by vengeful parents after being freed from prison on a technicality. Nancy becomes convinced that he is exacting his revenge on the children of his killers from beyond the grave.
Johnny Depp aka Glen Lantz
Johnny Depp plays the role of 17 year old student Glen Lantz, who's Nancy Thompson's boyfriend. A Nightmare on Elm Street was Johnny Depp's first motion picture. Glen's death was ranked #5 on Watchmojo.com's list of the Top 10 Freddy Krueger kills
Amanda Wyss aka Tina Gray
Christina "Tina" Gray was one of the Elm Street children, whose parents were involved in burning and killing Freddy Krueger because he killed 20 children. She is Nancy's best friend and Rod's girlfriend
Jsu Garcia aka Rod Lane
Rod is also one of the Elm Street children, who's parents were involved with Freddy's death. He is Tina's boyfriend and a main suspect in a murder