June 2, 2023

Nightmare on Elm Street Books

In the late 1980s, St. Martin’s Paperbacks published a couple of omnibus Nightmare on Elm Street movie novelizations. The first was a compilation of novelizations of parts 1, 2 and 3.  The second, including parts 4 and 5, was written by Ray Garton under the pseudonym Joseph Locke, which he used to write a number of other young adult horror novels around the same time.

St. Martin’s also published an anthology of original novellas and novelettes edited by the late great Martin H. Greenberg in 1991. The anthology, Freddy Krueger’s Seven Sweetest Dreams, featured stories from Brian Hodge, Tom Elliot, Bentley Little, William Relling, Jr., Philip Nutman, Wayne Allen Sallee, and Nancy A. Collins.

The novelization of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare was published in 1994 by TOR, written by David Bergantino.

These books were the early precursors of the popular Black Flame series of A Nightmare on Elm Street novels released by Black Flame in the mid-2000s, all highly collectible.

To browse the list of Nightmare on Elm Street titles currently available in print and eBook editions, click here.

These cover scans are from the library of Christopher Fulbright. Please note that Realms of Night has an eBay page with monthly horror auctions. Follow our page and save us as a favorite seller for updates.

Christopher Fulbright

Christopher Fulbright is the author of short stories, novellas, and full-length novels of fantasy and horror. His short stories have appeared in many venues--webzines, magazines, and anthologies--since 1993. Fulbright received the Richard Laymon President's Award in 2008 from the HWA, and his short stories have received honorable mentions in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" and "Best Horror of the Year." He is a former journalist turned technical writer, an unrepentant horror fan, and owner/webmaster of Realms of Night.

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