Kristen Parker was the protagonist of Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and appeared in Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. She was portrayed by actresses Patricia Arquette and Tuesday Knight, respectively.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Edit
Kristen is a teenager disturbed by terrible nightmares. Her mother Elaine dismisses it as all in her head, although she does spend money on psychiatrists to help Kristen work past whatever is plaguing her. What is plaguing Kristen is 1428 Elm Street and Freddy Krueger. After a particularly harrowing nightmare, Kristen awakens to find herself still trapped in the dream, where Freddy takes her hands captive with her bathroom faucet and slits her wrists. Kristen's mother enters the bathroom to see Kristen with a razor in her hand and a slit wrist, and she is sent to the Westin Hills psychiatric facility.
Hysterical, Kristen refuses to be sedated, but soon finds solace in fellow survivor Nancy Thompson, who is now an intern at the facility. The other teenagers within the hospital walls are also experiencing nightmares of Freddy Krueger, and are systematically being slaughtered. Kristen and the others learn from Nancy that their parents burned Freddy alive, and that he is exacting his revenge on the children.
Kristen has the power of flexibility and gymnastics in her dreams. She can also pull people in and out of dreams, as Nancy learns. After a particularly nasty outburst after the firing of Dr. Neil Gordon and Nancy Thompson, Kristen is sent to the Quiet Room and sedated. Nancy and the others go into the dream to make sure she's not left alone with Freddy.
Kristen and the Dream Warriors defeat Freddy, but not before losing people in the process, including Nancy, which devastates Kristen. The end of the movie shows her and Dr. Gordon at Nancy's funeral.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterEditKristen returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, out of Westin Hills and back at Springwood High. She is paranoid and afraid all the time that Freddy will come back, much to the chagrin and irritation of her friends. Kristen is in a committed relationship with Rick Johnson, and friends with his sister Alice.
Not sleeping again, Kristen's mother drugs her water after the rest of her friends are killed. She trys calling Alice but before she knows it she is falling asleep.She keeps repeating dream of someplace fun.She ends at a beach,she sees one of the jumprope girls making a sandcastle and it ends up the little girls name is Alice.All of the sudden a hand comes out of the water and the little girl disappers.Freddy comes up out of the water and Kristen runs she falls in a sandtrap and ends up in Freddys boiler room.Freddy appers and asks if she would like to call out for help from her friends".Kristen replys "never",and "We've beat you before",Freddy says and "now your all alone."Kristen cries Alice.Alice appers and Freddy says fresh meat.Kristen runs and screams you leave her alone you baster.Freddy picks Kristen up says now noone dreams and throws Kristen in a water furnace.Kristen yells Alice realease my power.Alice wakes up and runs to her brothers room demanding they go to Kristen's house.They arive and Kristens room is lighting up with orange light.They run inside and up to her room,they see Kristen's bed on fire,rick wants to go to her bed but being pulled back by his sister.Rick blams himself.Later,in the movie Alice was taken inside a movie and when she looks at the audience all she sees is everyone that had died from freddy clapping and seeing herself asleep.At the end Alice releases the souls and they move to the gate of wonderful dreams.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 was Patricia Arquette's first movie.
According to Rachel Talalay, who worked on every Elm Street film but 5, Patricia Arquette was not offered a chance to reprise her role as Kristen for Elm Street 4. According to imdb, it wouldn't have made much difference as Patricia Arquette was pregnant at the time anyway
Actress Tuesday Knight, who played Kristen in Elm Street 4, also sang the opening song of the film.