Great Moments In Horror Hair History: Johnny Depp In ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ (1984)

Valentine’s Day may be long gone now (even though it was just yesterday), but that’s not going to stop me from giving you ladies (and some men) out there a special treat.  Let me talk about hair for a minute.  More specifically some hair from 80’s horror movies and even more specifically, the hair on none other than Johnny Depp (Glen) from A Nightmare On Elm Street!


Don’t you just want to run your fingers all through that follicle goodness?  I guess you would say it’s a poofy-feathered do that doesn’t require much Aqua Net to give it that bouncy youthful look.  What the hell did I just write there?  Clearing I’m stammering because I’m so taken by Glen’s hypnotic hair.  Let’s just be glad that the pic didn’t show his cut-off football shirt, or else none of us would be able to concentrate!

Tis a sad thing that this pic was pretty much the last we saw of Glen before he became bed food and a glorious spouting pool of blood.  So with that, it gives me great honor to induct Glen aka Johnny Depp into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History! Now get back to work and stop staring!

Great Moments In Horror Hair History: Taryn’s Mohawk From ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987)

Quick confession:  I had a major crush on Taryn from A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warrior back in 1987.  I’m sure I wasn’t alone, but it was mostly due to her on-screen transformation from ‘Regular Tayrn’ into ‘Badass Sexy Knife-Wielding Mohawk Taryn’.


The knives do look a little wimpy, but feast your eyes on that damn mohawk! Nothing can upstage some leather studs and wimpy knives more than an 8-inch hair erection.  When Taryn wasn’t abusing drugs, she was playing fantasy time with the other Dream Warriors and proclaiming that in her dreams, she’s beautiful……and bad!

Unfortunately for Taryn, she wasn’t bad enough and was no match for Freddy and his syringe fingers.  Maybe she should have worried more about her knife skills instead of asking him to dance.  At least it allowed Freddy to get a good one-liner in at the end of her death scene.  Nevertheless, we’re honoring Taryn’s mohawk and because of that, she’s been enshrined into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History!  Now let’s celebrate her achievement by watching her onscreen demise: