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: