A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

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A new Nightmare on Elm Street will be released April 2010, and promises to be twice as frightening than the original. Despite the rumors, this isn’t a remake, but rather a prequel to the first movie.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer

A Nightmare On Elm St 2010

The original “Nightmare” was written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984. The new project will keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Freddy Krueger himself.

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

Jackie Earle Haley is the new/old Freddy Krueger , you know him as Walter Kovacs/Rorschach from Watchmen, but us older folk know him as ‘Kelly Leak’ from The Bad News Bears (1977). Kyle Gallner ( The Haunting in Connecticut ) plays lead teen, Quentin who is also Rooney Mara’s boyfriend in the film.

This time around, we learn about the death of Freddy, how he was killed, and a new round of killings by the awesome Jackie Earle Haley, instead of Robert Englund playing Krueger. I like this, I like it a lot. This franchise needed a new direction and a new lead character to play Fred Krueger.

This Nightmare on Elm Street remake is exciting, and one of the few times I won’t trash the idea of it.

I’m Sold! When Is It Out?

A Nightmare On Elm Street hits theaters April 30th 2010.

Who’s In It?

Jackie Earle Haley … Freddy Krueger
Rooney Mara … Nancy Thompson
Kyle Gallner … Quentin
Katie Cassidy … Kris
Thomas Dekker … Jesse
Kellan Lutz … Dean
Clancy Brown … Alan
Connie Britton … Marge Thompson
Lia D. Mortensen
Charles E Tiedje … Officer Delaney

Reminds me of

A Nightmare on Elm Street (lol)

Interesting Fact

Did you know Johnny Depp was in the original Nightmare On Elm Street? Yeah, Depp played ‘Glen Lantz’ , a horny young teen who gets slaughtered by Freddy Kreuger.

The Good

Freddy Krueger looks terrific in this version of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Katie Cassidy is an incredible babe, and Jackie Earle Haley is going to do wonders for the role of Kreuger.

Now that modern CGI can deliver whatever special effects the director wants, it will be exciting to see how it holds up to the original ‘Nightmare’ franchise.

The Bad

Fear of having a childhood favorite ruined. I think Bay will do this remake properly, and avoid the mistakes Rob Zombie seems to constantly do when remaking classic movies. Also, I have to include Michael Bay in here as well. He has to be considered one of the most overrated directors in recent history, and I am now a bit worried he will destroy this franchise once and for all.

Am I the only one who wants to watch a horror film where people don’t act stupid and scared and simply spend two hours beating the shit out of the villains?

Nightmare on Elm St 2010 Poster
A Nightmare on Elm Street Poster
A Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

29 COMMENTS

  1. everyone is hating on rob zombie yet michael bay just finished ruining one of the scaryest movies of my childhood….stick to action Bay your not cut out to make horror films.

  2. this movie was ok well why did you change him rob sombie should dericted this mivie. i give it 2/1 stars.

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