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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 38,099 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 30 April 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)


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  • IMDb page: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 38,099 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 30 April 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Filming Location: Barrington, Illinois, USA
  • Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $113,400,000(Worldwide)(8 August 2010)
  • Director: Samuel Bayer
  • Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner
  • Original Music By: Steve Jablonsky   
  • Soundtrack: Jump Rope
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Death | Dream | Nightmare | Revenge | Freddy Krueger

Writing Credits By:

  • Wesley Strick (screenplay) and
  • Eric Heisserer (screenplay)
  • Wesley Strick (story)
  • Wes Craven (characters)

Known Trivia

  • Originally intended to be a prequel, but the idea was dropped.
  • This will be the first “Nightmare” movie that won’t star Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. Englund has played Freddy in every movie, including Freddy vs. Jason and the TV series Freddy’s Nightmares.
  • Was moved from its original 16th April release date to 30th April.
  • Amanda Crew auditioned for the role of Nancy Thompson.
  • Kyle Gallner was first to be cast.
  • Billy Bob Thornton was considered to play Freddy Krueger.
  • Katie Cassidy was last to be cast.
  • At his audition Kyle Gallner impressed everyone so much that he got the role the same day.
  • Around 15 different drafts of the script were written. The final film is a hybrid of 4 of them.
  • Jackie Earle Haley would often improvise his lines on the set, feeling this might help unease his other cast members if they didn’t know what line he was going to say.

Goofs: Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Kris is sitting in her chair at Dean's funeral she is wearing diamond studs in her second piercing and no earrings in her first. When she gets up to look at the pictures the studs are now in her first hole. But she is in a dream sequence from the time she gets up, as she fell asleep in her chair, so this may be a deliberate inconsistency.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality.Written by Cinema_Fan  


Synopsis: While at the Springwood Diner with his girlfriend, Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy), Dean Russell (Kellan Lutz) falls asleep at the table and meets a man covered in burn scars, wearing a red and green sweater and a clawed glove on his hand. The burned man cuts Dean’s throat in the dream, but in reality it appears that Dean is cutting his own throat as friend and waitress Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara) looks on with Kris. At Dean’s funeral, Kris sees a photograph of her and Dean as children, but cannot recall ever knowing Dean before high school. Kris begins to dream about the burned man herself and refuses to go to sleep for fear that she will die in her dreams. Jesse Braun (Thomas Dekker), Kris’s ex-boyfriend, shows up at her house to keep her company while she sleeps, but Kris meets the burned man in her dreams and is murdered. Covered in blood, Jesse runs to Nancy’s house to try to explain what happened and he learns that Nancy has been having dreams about the same man; that man’s name is Freddy (Jackie Earle Haley).

Jesse is apprehended by the police under suspicion of murdering Kris, and is killed by Freddy when he falls asleep in his jail cell. With her friends dying, Nancy begins to question what everyone’s connection is to each other, given that none of them can remember each other before their teenage years. Eventually, Nancy and her friend Quentin Smith (Kyle Gallner) discover that all of them, including more children, attended the same preschool together. Nancy’s mother Gwen (Connie Britton) reluctantly tells Nancy and Quentin that there was a gardener at the preschool, Fred Krueger, who hurt Nancy and the rest of the kids. Gwen explains that Nancy was his favorite, and came home one day telling her mom about Freddy’s "magic cave" and the things that happened down there. Gwen claims Krueger skipped town before he was arrested. Nancy does not believe her and attempts to track down the remaining kids from the school. Nancy eventually discovers that all of the other kids have been killed, most of them in their sleep. Meanwhile, Quentin tries to accept that everything is nothing more than repressed memories, but he falls asleep during swim practice and witnesses what really happened to Krueger. Quentin sees everyone’s parents hunt down Krueger, and then burn him alive. Quentin and Nancy confront Quentin’s father, Alan Smith (Clancy Brown), about the reality they murdered Krueger with no actual evidence that he had committed any crime. Nancy and Quentin, who both begin sporadically dreaming while they are awake as a result of insomnia, decide to go to the preschool and learn what they can about Krueger.

On the way, Nancy falls asleep and is attacked by Freddy, but when Quentin wakes her up they discover she has pulled a piece of Freddy’s sweater out of the dreamworld and into reality. Quentin takes Nancy to the hospital for cuts on her arm; there, he steals some adrenaline and a syringe to help them stay awake. Nancy and Quentin leave the hospital and eventually make it to the preschool. Quentin uncovers Krueger’s "magic cave" and the evidence that proves Krueger was physically and sexually abusing all of the children. Nancy decides the only way to end this is to pull Krueger out of their dreams and kill him in reality. Quentin tries to stay awake long enough to pull Nancy out of her dream when she has Freddy, but he falls asleep and is attacked. Krueger then goes after Nancy, and explains that he intentionally left her for last so she would stay awake long enough that when she finally fell asleep, she would no longer be able to wake back up. While Nancy struggles with Freddy, Quentin wakes and uses the adrenaline to bring Nancy up and pull Freddy into reality. With Krueger distracted by Quentin, Nancy uses a broken paper cutter blade to cut Freddy’s gloved hand off, and then slice his throat. Afterward, Nancy torches the secret room, with Krueger’s body left inside, while she and Quentin leave. Nancy and her mother return home from the hospital, with Nancy being told she should get some sleep. Krueger suddenly appears in a mirror’s reflection and kills Nancy’s mother before pulling her body through the mirror while Nancy screams.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Michael Bay known as producer
  • Richard Brener known as executive producer
  • Mike Drake known as executive producer
  • Andrew Form known as producer
  • Bradley Fuller known as producer
  • Walter Hamada known as executive producer
  • Erik Holmberg known as associate producer: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Michael Lynne known as executive producer
  • Dave Neustadter known as executive producer
  • John Rickard known as co-producer
  • Robert Shaye known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jackie Earle Haley known as Freddy Krueger
  • Kyle Gallner known as Quentin Smith
  • Rooney Mara known as Nancy Holbrook
  • Katie Cassidy known as Kris Fowles
  • Thomas Dekker known as Jesse Braun
  • Kellan Lutz known as Dean Russell
  • Clancy Brown known as Alan Smith
  • Connie Britton known as Dr. Gwen Holbrook
  • Lia D. Mortensen known as Nora Fowles (as Lia Mortensen)
  • Julianna Damm known as Little Kris
  • Christian Stolte known as Jesse's Father
  • Katie Schooping Knight known as Creepy Girl #1
  • Hailey Schooping Knight known as Creepy Girl #2
  • Leah Uteg known as Creepy Girl #3
  • Don Robert Cass known as History Teacher
  • Kurt Naebig known as Dean's Father
  • Kyra Krumins known as Little Nancy
  • Brayden Coyer known as Little Jesse
  • Max Holt known as Little Dean
  • Andrew Fiscella known as Inmate
  • Bob Kizer known as Swim Coach
  • Pete Kelly known as Officer
  • Jason Brandstetter known as County Jail Cop
  • Rob Riley known as Minister
  • Scott Lindvall known as Paramedic
  • Dominick Coviello known as Pharmacist
  • Parker Bagley known as Paxton – Friend in Diner
  • Jennifer Robers known as Dean's Mom
  • Tania Randall known as Nurse
  • Logan Stalzer known as Little Logan
  • Christopher Woods known as Little Christopher
  • Tommy Bartlett known as Springwood Dectective (uncredited)
  • Shirin Caiola known as Hospital Patient (uncredited)
  • Joe DeVito known as ER Patient (uncredited)
  • Tony Domino known as Mourner at Cemetery (uncredited)
  • Janea Granville known as College Girl (uncredited)
  • Judith Hoag known as Medical Resident (uncredited)
  • Bill Ibrahim known as Posse Parent (uncredited)
  • Thomas Kosik known as Customer in Bookstore (uncredited)
  • Tim Krueger known as Parental Mob Member (uncredited)
  • Greg Kuk known as Boy at the Party (uncredited)
  • Dan Latham known as Angry Mob Parent (uncredited)
  • Joseph Mazurk known as Father of ER Patient (uncredited)
  • Christopher Midkiff known as ER Patient (uncredited)
  • Thorpe Schoenle known as Firefighter (uncredited)
  • Charles E Tiedje known as Officer Delaney (uncredited)
  • Roger Wiggins known as Springwood Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Aaron Yoo known as Marcus Yeon (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Karen Lynn Accattato known as makeup department head (as Karen Lynn)
  • Mary 'Dugan' Buono known as key hair stylist (as Mary E. Buono)
  • Andy Clement known as special prosthetic effects designer (as Andrew Clement)
  • Deborah K. Dee known as additional makeup artist
  • Latrice Edwards known as makeup artist (as Latrice L. Edwards)
  • Kathleen Fatigato known as hair stylist
  • Bill Forsche known as makeup effects lab technician
  • Andy Krawiec known as makeup effects lab technician
  • James MacKinnon known as special makeup effects artist
  • Dominic Mango known as hair department head
  • Ross Martucci known as key makeup artist
  • Pamela Milone-McLaughlin known as hair stylist
  • Cheri Minns known as department head makeup: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Tony Mirante known as hair stylist (as Anthony Mirante)
  • Bart Mixon known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Earl J. Nickolson known as makeup artist
  • Kelly O'Leary known as hair department head: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Kelly O'Leary known as makeup department head: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Cheryl Pickenback known as hair stylist (as Cheryl Pickenpack)
  • Trefor Proud known as hair department head: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Trefor Proud known as makeup department head: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Brian Rae known as makeup effects lab technician
  • Janine Rath known as department head hair: Los Angeles & insert units (as Janine Thompson)
  • Linda Rizzuto known as hair stylist (as Linda R. Rizzoto)
  • Joyce Taft known as additional makeup artist
  • Chad Washam known as makeup effects lab technician
  • Victoria Wood known as wigmaker
  • Kimberly L. Boundas known as contact lens technician (uncredited)
  • Erin Dell'amore known as makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
  • Kelly Golden known as prosthetic silicone technician (uncredited)
  • Kelly Golden known as prosthetics painter (uncredited)
  • Hiroshi Katagiri known as sculptor: Creative Character Engineering inc. (uncredited)
  • Kevin Kirkpatrick known as makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
  • Cristina Patterson Ceret known as contact lens painter (uncredited)
  • Lancel Reyes known as shop effects supervisor (uncredited)
  • Thomas Terhaar known as hair stylist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Rich Andrade known as leadman: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Josh Bayer known as conceptual artist
  • Kelly Berry known as set decorator: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Troy Borisy known as leadman
  • David J. Chamerski known as assistant property master
  • Frank D. Dambra known as painter supervisor
  • William Dambra known as property master
  • Chewie K. Darsow known as art department production assistant
  • Jeff Dieter known as greens foreman
  • Phillip Ellman known as greensman
  • Stephanie Gilliam known as assistant art director
  • Thomas J. Glynn known as on-set dresser
  • Trevor Goring known as storyboard artist
  • Harry N. Haase known as paint foreman
  • Kristin Hanson known as art department coordinator (as Kristin Hanson Turpin)
  • Aaron C. Holden Jr. known as assistant property master
  • Gregory S. Hooper known as art director: Los Angeles & insert units (as Greg Hooper)
  • Kevin Kavanaugh known as art director: Los Angeles & insert units
  • John P. Kenny III known as carpenter foreman
  • Ritchie Kremer known as property master: Los Angeles & insert units (as Ritchie Kramer)
  • David W. Krummel known as set designer
  • Robert Lucas known as leadman: Los Angeles & insert units (as Bob Lucas)
  • Joe D. Mack known as propmaker
  • Quentin Matthys known as greensman
  • Thomas P. Mulroe known as construction medic
  • Brian Murray known as concept artist
  • Brian Murray known as storyboard artist
  • Tom Osman known as labor foreman
  • Troy Osman known as carpenter foreman (as Troy O. Osman)
  • Tyler Osman known as construction coordinator
  • James Oxford known as illustrator
  • Walter J. Piers known as greensman
  • Jami Primmer known as set designer
  • Marquee Reno known as set decoration coordinator
  • Thomas J. Ridgen known as greensman
  • John Rigden known as greensman (as John J. Rigden)
  • Daniel R. Sarich known as paint foreman
  • Constantine Sekeris known as conceptual artist
  • Jessica Sheehy known as creator: Nancy's artwork
  • Thomas D. Sullivan III known as construction medic (as Thomas Sullivan III)
  • Larry Szymanowski known as scenic artist
  • Bret August Tanzer known as graphic artist (as Bret Tanzer)
  • Sally Thornton known as set designer: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Christian Washburn known as on-set dresser: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Nathaniel West known as illustrator
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer: Los Angeles & insert units
  • Daryl Ziemke known as greensman (as Daryl C. Ziemke)
  • Rich Andrade known as leadman: additional photography (uncredited)
  • Chris Cleek known as graphic artist (uncredited)
  • Jeno Dellicolli known as gang boss (uncredited)
  • Anthony Joseph Fatigato known as painter (uncredited)
  • Rob Garlow known as construction general supervisor (uncredited)
  • Robert Gau known as painter (uncredited)
  • Jerad Marantz known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Elise Candace Miller known as art department production assistant (uncredited)
  • Mike Monckton known as signwriter painter (uncredited)
  • Jon Neill known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Kailey Newman known as set dec production assistant (uncredited)
  • Darren Patnode known as on-set dresser (uncredited)
  • Mike Piccirillo known as art department coordinator: Los Angeles & insert units (uncredited)
  • Ryan Roberts known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Tully Summers known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • John Warner known as assistant property master (uncredited)
  • Pete Washburn known as on-set dresser (uncredited)
  • Erica Willis McCormick known as buyer: reshoots (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • New Line Cinema (presents)
  • Platinum Dunes

Other Companies:

  • Hat Trick Catering  catering
  • Company 3  digital intermediate (as Company 3 LA)
  • Prologue Films  main titles
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack (as Watertower Music)
  • Illinois Film Office, The  special thanks
  • Panavision  cameras and lenses
  • Paskal Lighting  lighting
  • Corbis  acknowledgement
  • Kodak  motion picture products
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Fletcher Chicago  additional camera equipment (uncredited)
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)


  • New Line Cinema (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2010) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy (2010) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Continental Film (2010) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2010) (Estonia) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2010) (Latvia) (theatrical)
  • Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (2010) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Karo Premiere (2010) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Roadshow Film Distributors (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Film1 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Warner Home Video (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Method Studios (visual effects)
  • Pixomondo (visual effects)
  • Digiscope (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Jeff Allen known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Jan Beran known as motion control technician
  • Brian Burke known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Janelle Croshaw known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Matt Dessero known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Olivier Dumont known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Sean Andrew Faden known as visual effects: Method Studios (as Sean Faden)
  • Stephanie Gilgar known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Jason Greenblum known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Leighton Greer known as visual effects producer: Pixomondo
  • Annemarie Griggs known as visual effects producer
  • Peter Gvozdas known as visual effects editor
  • Alexa Hale known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Dion Hatch known as visual effects: Digiscope
  • Jaimie Lee Jota known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Viviana Kim known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • James Kirk known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Marc Kolbe known as visual effects supervisor
  • James LeBloch known as visual effects: Method Studios (as James Lebloch)
  • Alexander Lee known as visual effects: Method Studios (as Alex Lee)
  • Joon Lee known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Dan Letarte known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Björn Mayer known as visual effects supervisor: Pixomondo (as Bjørn Mayer)
  • Masa Narita known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Vinh Nguyen known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Brennan Prevatt known as visual effects: Digiscope
  • Juan-Luis Sanchez known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Boris Schmidt known as cg artist: Pixomondo
  • Dan Seddon known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Wendy Seddon known as visual effects: Method Studios
  • Mary Stuart-Welch known as visual effects: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart)
  • Chris Toth known as motion control operator
  • Sean Araki known as systems administrator: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • David Brickley known as previs artist: Halon Entertainment (uncredited)
  • Christian Brierley known as matchmove artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Howard Cabalfin known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Irfan Celik known as lighting/shading artist: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Chad E. Collier known as data technician: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Brian Delmonico known as visual effects: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Ian Doss known as plate coordinator: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Patrick Esposito known as visual effects producer (uncredited)
  • Sean Andrew Faden known as visual effects supervisor: Method (uncredited)
  • Marco Fanari known as texture artist (uncredited)
  • Felix Fissel known as senior it manager: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Jason Forster known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Pam Gonzales known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Kerry Graham known as tracking (uncredited)
  • Steven Hansen known as matchmove artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Ian A. Harris known as compositor: Method LA (uncredited)
  • Oliver Heinrich known as digital compositor: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • David Hipp known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • Melissa Huerta known as digital artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Dan Knight known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Peter Lang known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Michael Lankes known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Tim LeDoux known as digital compositor: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Richard S. Lee known as digital matte painter: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Justin Lewers known as character artist (uncredited)
  • Lori C. Miller known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Troy Moore known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Mohsen Mousavi known as cg effects supervisor: Pixomondo VFX (uncredited)
  • Andy Mower known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Knuth Möde known as texturing & shading (uncredited)
  • Emmi Nakagawa known as texture artist (uncredited)
  • Matt Neapolitan known as previs artist (uncredited)
  • Philip Nussbaumer known as digital compositor: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Marlon Perez known as tracking (uncredited)
  • Marlon Perez known as visual effects: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Terron Pratt known as digital effects producer: Digiscope (uncredited)
  • Daniel Keith Raffel known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Francisco Ramirez known as visual effects editor: Method (uncredited)
  • Lance Ranzer known as compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Sean Rourke known as visual effects editor: Digiscope (uncredited)
  • Sean Rowe known as digital film scanner (uncredited)
  • Florian Schroeder known as lead digital compositor: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Patrick Schuler known as digital effects artist (uncredited)
  • Emil Stefanov known as digital effects artist: Pixomondo (uncredited)
  • Andy Tamandl known as matchmove artist: Method LA (uncredited)
  • Cecile Tecson known as digital paint artist (uncredited)
  • Ryan Urban known as visual effects: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Vaughn known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • Christine Verzosa known as tracking (uncredited)
  • Malik Williams known as pipeline technical director (uncredited)
  • Ned Wilson known as lead compositor: Method (uncredited)
  • Mattaniah Yip known as compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Jack Zaloga known as visual effects artist (uncredited)
  • Michael Zavala known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Henrik Zähringer known as digital artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 27 April 2010 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Canada 30 April 2010
  • USA 30 April 2010
  • Argentina 3 May 2010 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Argentina 6 May 2010
  • Kazakhstan 6 May 2010
  • Peru 6 May 2010
  • Russia 6 May 2010
  • Ukraine 6 May 2010
  • Brazil 7 May 2010
  • Estonia 7 May 2010
  • Ireland 7 May 2010
  • Lithuania 7 May 2010
  • Sweden 7 May 2010
  • UK 7 May 2010
  • Belgium 12 May 2010
  • France 12 May 2010
  • Indonesia 12 May 2010
  • Philippines 12 May 2010
  • Switzerland 12 May 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Greece 13 May 2010
  • Malaysia 13 May 2010
  • Slovakia 13 May 2010
  • Mexico 14 May 2010
  • Australia 20 May 2010
  • Czech Republic 20 May 2010
  • Germany 20 May 2010
  • Netherlands 20 May 2010
  • New Zealand 20 May 2010
  • Portugal 20 May 2010
  • South Korea 20 May 2010
  • Switzerland 20 May 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 21 May 2010
  • Bulgaria 21 May 2010
  • Latvia 21 May 2010
  • Panama 21 May 2010
  • Turkey 21 May 2010
  • Kuwait 27 May 2010
  • Romania 28 May 2010
  • Finland 30 May 2010 (EKEK Sika säkissä Film Festival)
  • Singapore 3 June 2010
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 June 2010
  • Hungary 10 June 2010
  • Israel 10 June 2010
  • Finland 18 June 2010
  • Iceland 23 June 2010
  • Japan 26 June 2010
  • Spain 13 July 2010 (Madrid) (premiere)
  • Denmark 15 July 2010
  • Poland 16 July 2010
  • Spain 23 July 2010
  • Italy 20 August 2010

MPAA: Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. The_Ruins (iamjacksfalsehope@yahoo.com) from Appleton, WI
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    I figured this would be an entertaining remake if nothing else, I waswrong. Dead wrong. There was a much richer mysterious element to theoriginal film and to my surprise, much more creative. I thought thekills and nightmare sequences would be vastly improved upon, but alas,gigabytes, greenscreens and CGI cannot compete with hands-oncreativity.

    The biggest question is of course whether a new Freddy is/was a goodidea and I tried to give Jackie a chance; ultimately you caninterchange actors playing Jason, Leatherface and Michael, they aresuits and masks but you can't replace a personality. Knownpersonalities such as Pinhead and Freddy Krueger ARE Robert Englund andDoug Bradley with prosthetics. Robert Englund brought us a believablycreepy and demented sadistic killer where Jackie looked and acted likea pedophile. There were a handful of lines I enjoyed such as the 'bodydying but brain living on' speech, but the rest seemed likeplagiarized, recycled and poorly delivered lines selectively stolenfrom all the Nightmare films. (ex. Robert's "Your eyes say no, no, butyour body says yes, yes." From Freddy vs. Jason)

    I don't understand why everything needs to be explained in full now. Ihate that. I didn't need to know what the force was, Michael Myers momwas a stripper? Oh, okay, his killing is justified. I don't care thatJason Voorhees played hockey and was prolific in archery and I don'tcare that Leatherface has no nose. Some things are more frightening ifyou don't know why or aren't given a chronological map of whereeverything went wrong. Where was the creepy nightmare goat in thisfilm? Did they have to cut the sequence showing a young Fred Krueger asa goat-herder on his family farm? In the 1984 film, what Freddy didwith kids was implied but never told in full. That gives the viewer theright to view him in any matter, even as an anti-hero. The new filmstamps it on your forehead that he was doing unsavory things tochildren which more or less made me sick and made the character lesslikable. (I always did find it funny that Freddy had such a cultfollowing and appeal with kids as a child killer, but it worked. Hereit does not.)

    The CGI becomes a distraction here; it's when things look too perfectthat they lose believability such as Freddy bending the wall aboveNancy. The original was creepier and it was produced in camera. Thekills were boring. "I fall asleep, Freddy shows up, Freddy sayssomething, I'm stabbed, I'm dead." Remember Rod (1984) being slowlystrangled by bed sheets? That was scary, creative and left peoplethinking that perhaps Nancy was imagining Krueger and that Rod had hunghimself. The new 'Nancy in the bathtub' scene was a boring cop-out andseemed more or less to be suggesting that it could be frightening. EvenTina's death being dragged across the ceiling was more vicious andsadistic in the original. EVERY 'scare' in this film is the cliché loudmusic and somebody jumping into frame.

    I couldn't care less about the kids in this film, they are bratty andalmost apathetic/nihilistic to the idea that they were being stalked intheir sleep. Forget about brewing coffee in your closet, these kids arepopping pills and using needles to stay awake this go around. I didn'tbuy that they were sleep deprived as the actors had shaggy or rattyhair and clothes, baggy eyes and looked strung out on heroin since thebeginning of the film. The unnecessary 30 second video blog cameo bythe likable Asian stoner from the Friday the 13th remake was the onlytime anyone seemed like they wanted to live.

    The simplified story, CG, and casting aren't the only problems, thescreenplay seems to be jumbled as certain characters have been blendedand displaced. The 'Tina' character or 'Kris' in this film seems totake on most of Nancy's research early on in the film imposing thebelief that she was the lead actress. I'm not sure if that was the goalof the screenwriter, but it wasn't a very clever or effective trick ifthat was the intent. The altogether renaming of the characters andtraits begs the question of why even do it in the first place? Why notjust make a new sequel with a great script and high production value?

    This film, to me, was more like a terrible modern high schoolcliff-notes adaptation than a remake. It brought nothing new to thetable and improved on nothing. As a film it was outperformed on everylevel by it's 26 year old predecessor. I truly hope this dies terriblyat the box-office and that talk of a sequel gets slashed from themouths of New Line and producers of this sacrilege. Shame on everyoneinvolved in this crap. Even the worst sequel to the original series hasmore entertainment value.

    I am not a purest, I was looking forward to this and I have enjoyedmost of the remakes to a certain degree.


  2. Rick Gershman from Denver, CO
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    Picture the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Now picturethat film if it was produced by bombastic Michael Bay, director ofPearl Harbor and the Transformers films. Now picture all of the worstpossible outcomes of that marriage.

    You don't have to. You could just plunk down your hard-earned cash –better yet, don't – for this lame remake.

    Not that I can stop you from seeing it. No number of bad reviews (andthis will be just one of many) would have kept me away. Curiosity alonedemanded I see the new Elm Street, so when a critic buddy asked if I'dlike to tag along to a screening, I did.

    I mean, it couldn't be awful, right? It's a darker take on a characterthat had fallen into parody. Its screenplay was co-written by WesleyStrick, who has worked with Martin Scorsese (1991's Cape Fear). Andsupernatural killer Freddy Krueger is played by Jackie Earle Haley, anOscar-nominated actor who was so creepy as Rorschach in Watchmen. Howbad could it be?

    Really bad, it turns out. Astonishingly, amazingly, how-could-you-possibly-screw-this-up-any-worse bad.

    Samuel Bayer, a longtime music video director making his feature-filmdebut, accomplished his stated goal of draining away all the cheeky funof the Freddy films. Unfortunately, he also drained away all thescares. What's left is a dreary, poorly-lit slog with uninterestingcharacters, wooden acting and a complete lack of tension, suspense orenergy.

    We could spend all day talking about the problems, but two big onessink this new Nightmare all on their own.

    The first is the new Freddy – he's not scary at all. (Robert Englund'soriginal Freddy at least was creepy for a couple of films beforefalling into camp.) Haley's tiny frame makes Freddy look puny and hisvoice sounds like an even-more-ridiculous take on the raspy ChristianBale "Batman" voice.

    Haley's not helped by the terrible new Freddy makeup, which presumablyis supposed to look like a more "realistic" burn victim, but it robshim of any expression. Freddy's not scary; worse, he's not eveninteresting.

    You'd expect the new Nightmare to provide some creative new "kills,"but that's the second huge problem. There are only a handful of killsthroughout, and the better ones are taken directly from the 1984original. In fact, fans of the original will note several virtually-identical scenes, all of them done on a higher budget but without awhit of artistry.

    Special note has to be made of the acting, which (with a couple ofexceptions) is dreadful. I'll blame Bayer, because a few of these folkshave been decent in other things, but they're laughable here. (I'mpretty sure Thomas Dekker was attempting to portray Casey Affleck ifCasey Affleck had suddenly completely forgotten how to act. And he'sone of the better ones.)

    Of all the leads, only Kyle Gallner manages to bring some desperately-needed personality and humor to the proceedings. Gallnersingle-handedly makes the final act interesting, since you'll havewanted every other character dead from the opening minutes.

    But he can't overcome Bayer's clueless direction, which telegraphsevery shock and dream sequence from a mile away. One of the mosteffective elements of an Elm Street film is the subtle slide back andforth from the real world to the dream world. Bayer doesn't get this atall. Every dream sequence is clearly defined, completely destroying anysuspense.

    The film spends two-thirds of its running time having its leads uncoverFreddy's "story," which is ridiculous because it's a story everyonealready knows. It momentarily plays with a slight twist on the originalplot – a second of creativity, emerging like a flower through a crackin the sidewalk – then immediately chucks it.

    Don't get me wrong: I love horror films. I don't even ask too much ofthem. I only ask that they be either A) scary or B) fun. If they can beboth, that's awesome.

    But with none of A and far too little of B, the new Elm Street barelyrises above an F.

  3. Justin Case from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    The first scene was my favorite part. Through the remainder of themovie Freddy's voice became more of an annoyance and distraction than acause for fear (very similar to Christian Bale's Batman). I entered themovie expecting to get whisked away to the wonderful dream-world ofFreddy Krueger but was instead pulled into a high school slasher filmpromoting a typical killer with a grudge and thirst for blood. The factthe victim was trapped inside a dream battling with Freddy wasn't quiteenough to satisfy the sense of a nightmarish killer's dream world. Themovie lacked the demented mental toyings a character like Freddy shouldpossess (e.g. Pennywise). At the premier, the entire theater let out a"Boo" at the end of the movie. I recommend watching the original Freddymovies instead.

  4. Brendan Takash (bad2thebat@sbcglobal.net) from Chicago
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    Let me start out by saying that I first saw A Nightmare on Elm Streetwhen I was 6. Ever since, I've loved every sequel (well, maybe exceptthe 2nd). A Nightmare on Elm Street is my favorite film of all time.That's not an exaggeration. It was not a perfect film, but it wassuspenseful and gory.

    The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street was terrible.

    You're hearing it from a hardcore fan. I was not someone againstPlatinum Dunes making the remake. I was fine with letting RobertEnglund go. I was just excited to see Freddy once again on the bigscreen. I wish I hadn't. This was worse than the Halloween remake.Worse than the Texas Chainsaw remake. Worse than the AMITYVILLE HORRORremake. Stay far, far away.

    You know you have problems when Freddy is revealed five minutes intothe film. Not in a silhouette, but in full make-up. Right away we knowthe writers aren't looking to create suspense. That's what made thefirst one work, so why in the hell would we keep it here? It's never amystery as to who or what Freddy is. Granted, with all his popularity,it might seem pointless to keep him hidden, but it would've made hischaracter a hell of a lot scarier.

    The acting is on par with the Twilight series. It's a one-note job foreveryone available, even for Freddy. Robert Englund made it workbecause of his unpredictability. Jackie Earle Haley, a very good actor,is clearly given a poor script to work with. His one-liners aren'tscary. They're not funny. They're just terrible. Haley had just as muchto say as Freddy in his funny-days, but the difference here is howcontrived his dialogue is. I watched "Freddy's Dead" right before thepremiere to lower my bar for this film, and I found myself wanting towatch that one all over again. THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN.

    The original didn't have the best actors by a long shot (not evenJohnny Depp), but they felt real enough to root for them. Here, RooneyMara and her good-looking cast create no sympathy. They just don't feellike real people.

    The whole mystery IS FREDDY A GOOD GUY plot? Terrible (word of theday). I don't want to spoil anything but…come on…this is FreddyKrueger we're talking about. He was scary because we didn't know muchabout him. As soon as you throw in a back story, he's just any otherkiller. Remember when Freddy wasn't just any other killer? Gooddays…good days…

    Oh, and SPOILER ALERT….there's only 4 deaths. But, unlike theoriginal, they're poorly placed throughout the story. You shouldn'thave to sit through 40 minutes of a phony, pointless mystery in orderto NOT see anyone get killed. And the deaths themselves areunimaginative, perhaps the most boring of all the 7 films. Thanks forplaying it safe, Platnium Dunes, that should rake in a few more targetaudience members.

    The original Elm Street is beginning to show its age. Still, nearly 30years later, the original is still more terrifying than thisplay-it-safe-and-by-the-numbers reboot. I'm appalled by the wastedtalent of Haley. This new series won't draw in any new fans like thestudio hoped. This new series doesn't cater to the original fans. Thisnew series is…well, just like every other reboot in recent memory; itwas created out of greed, not entertainment. As a lifetime Freddy fan,I find myself sad to say that this franchise is dead.

    And my coupon for a free ticket I got in the blu-ray edition of ANOESisn't eligible at AMC theaters. I hate you, Platinum Dunes.

  5. Vaughn Fry (Legendary_Badass) from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    With remakes being inevitable, I'd prefer that they be based on flawedoriginals. The new Clash of the Titans, in concept tried to do this.This is my stance on remakes. The trouble is that Hollywood greenlights remakes of popular, good, movies because of their justifiablebuilt-in fan bases. The 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street was arefreshing, novel, approach to the slasher subgenre film. I canunderstand why Platinum Dunes would have was well-known music videodirector Samuel Bayer helm its remake.

    A Nightmare on Elm Street focuses on a group of teens that sharehaunting nightmares. When they go to sleep, they have demented dreamsof a maniacal burn victim named Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley).Freddy chases the kids through his world and if he can get hisknife-tipped glove on them, they die in the real world. The remainingteenagers are then tasked with insomnia as they search for the reasonwhy Freddy wants them dead.

    I'll start with the positives. From an acting and casting standpointJackie Earle Haley is the guy you want in this role. He has a hauntingvoice that he modulates with perfection, coming up with his own uniquetake on the notorious Mr. Krueger. When combining his talents with theusual high production values (for horror films) provided by PlatinumDunes, you get a workable formula. Unlike the other films, but likePlatinum Dune's other remakes, there is an attempt at a Freddy Kruegerorigin story. It just so happens I like the way this part of the movieis told and having the cursed teens see it in their dreams isinteresting.

    With these elements working in the film's favor, there are manyconflicts elsewhere. Notable among these are redundant dream sequences.The settings sometimes change but they almost all play the same way:teenagers walk through eerie environments followed by a Freddy attack.For a screenwriter to be so lacking in imagination is mind-boggling.Freddy's costume is easily recognizable, but the new burn victim lookof his face is unappealing. Chances are a real life Freddy would lookmore like this than he did in the '80s, but The English Patient is nota frightening countenance.

    What mars the first half of the film is an insistence on not developingcharacters. We assume these are high school kids, who mysteriously aredevoid of personalities, and then they die. I understand the concept ofan ensemble cast, but when main players take such a backseat that whenthey finally move to the front of the minivan we don't know them.

    Despite a rocky start things do turn around, but our unfortunatelythickheaded protagonists are slow to put things together. They shouldbe going on about a week of sleep deprivation, but the new Nancy(Rooney Mara) seems only mildly annoyed. When Heather Langenkamp playedNancy, she was just as active but with more lines we had a betterunderstanding of her frustration.

    The biggest problem of all is that the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Streetis not scary. Scare tactics all center on sound effects and it gets oldfast. Every time Freddy appears there is a scream of some kind thatpierces the ears of the audience. No one is jumping at fright; maybesome will jump at the surprise. This is silly, outdated, anduncreative.

    After Remake on Elm Street, Platinum Dunes is seemingly out of horrorfranchise fodder. Almost all of their remakes have been criticallylambasted, but most of them managed to be profitable. I wouldn't jumpto the conclusion that they plan to shell out as many sequels as theoriginal franchises generated, but I'd prefer that action since itwould keep them busy and off of more esteemed films.

  6. Frosty_RSIFX from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    When I left the theater last night, I couldn't help but ask myself onesimple question: Why? Why did they remake this movie? Especially ifthey have nothing new to bring to the table, in terms of story orcharacter development? Even the worst Hollywood Horror Remakes (Houseof Wax, The Hills Have Eyes, etc.) Have SOME SORT of interesting twistto include, but this movie had none. It's as though Michael Bay waswatching the original and thought to himself "Man, I wish I had thoughtof this." Then, instead of using his inspiration to go make somethingfresh and original, he just hijacked the classic franchise and thendulled it down to its most basic and crappy form. And now, when I referto A Nightmare on Elm Street, I have to specify whether I mean ANightmare on Elm Street (1984) or A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) eventhough they're essentially the same thing. Now I have another question:When is the next "genius" in Hollywood going to "reimagine" 2001: ASpace Odyssey? Or Pulp Fiction? And for that matter, when is Nickebackgoing to come out with their own version of Abbey Road?

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is a charming, entertaining andoccasionally-terrifying romp. It is the Crown Jewel of a Golden Age ofcreative and energetic horror films. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)is a bastardized Hollywood rehash with no soul. It was completelypointless, even by Horror-Remake standards. Hollywood ran out ofJapanese horror films to remake, and decent comic books to adapt, sonow they've victimized another American Classic. There's oneinteresting sight gag, and they blow that load five minutes into sceneone. The horror is not psychological, or even tangible. It is just abunch of spooky, ominous whispering for minutes at a time, followed bythe obligatory jump-scene, where the bad guy jumps out of nowhere,makes a startling hissing sound and the victim screams. The audiencejumps, a bit, and then let's out a little giggle. But they're neveractually scared. Cheap and Lame.

    Before the film started, they showed a preview for Robert Rodriguez'upcoming film "Predators" When the title flashed across the screen, Icouldn't control myself. I shouted "Boo!" A few people in the theaterlaughed. I hope they were laughing because they feel the way I feel: Iam sick of remakes, and prequels and sequels. I am sick of Hollywoodexecutives making hundreds of millions or dollars, without everactually coming up with any ideas of their own.

  7. tshoffie
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    Once Again Platnum Dunes have Raped another Classic Film in the name ofthe almighty dollar. All i can say is that they should be apologizingto the fans for this unbelievable piece of crap.Freddy looked Retardedand even worse his voice was so annoying i wanted to yell shut the hellup at the screen every time he started to talk..This movie couldn'tfigure out what it wanted to be in places it completely Copies scenesfrom the original and at other times it goes off somewhere elseentirely. Compared to the Original Cast i didn't give a damn ifeveryone died or not because none of these Wb types were anywhere nearsympathetic or even halfway developed right.The Cgi gore effects inplaces were downright shoddy and the ending was completely predictablewell the whole movie was really.The only people that could enjoy thisfilm are todays generation of film goers who don't really have anythingto call their own since this generation will be known as the generationof hacks and copycats. People that Truly loved the original first andSecond Film will hate this. As for which Kreuger is Superior well handsdown Robert England. I noticed someone saying how this movie is betterthen the rest of Platnum dunes films which isn't saying much becauseCrap is crap and the bottom of the barrel is the bottom of the barrel.Horror is in Serious Need of Creativity and Originality . ITs a ShameMovies like this can be put in theaters and Good Quality horror filmsthose that have lots of Creativity and originality Such as Trick RTreat and Frontiers and Martyrs to name a few get shoved directly toVideo

  8. marijumanji from Canada
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    When it was announced that Jackie Earle Haley would be taking on therole of Freddy in the new Elm Street franchise reboot, a collectivesigh of relief went up from the fans of the originals. Haley's Rorshachwas one of the few redeeming qualities in the abysmal "Watchmen" movie.When pictures of Freddy's new face were leaked, the excitement grew.This Freddy promised to drop the silly one liners and be a return tothe frightening, sadistic killer from the first film.

    Haley does what he can with what he's given, but even a gameperformance from him and Rooney Mara(Nancy) can't save this film frommediocrity. The male lead is played by Kyle Gallner. He couldgenerously be called a poor man's Robert Pattinson. He does aserviceable job here but the weak writing and directing don't do himany favours.

    Fans of the original will be disappointed by the brief treatment ofFreddy's origins, and it's unlikely new viewers will understand what isgoing on or even care for that matter. My hopes of a scarier Freddywere dashed within the first few minutes. The film doesn't even try tobuild an atmosphere and Haley spouts the same tired one liners that thelater films leaned on so heavily.

    Even as the original series aged, one could always rely on theexcellent special effects and make-up work to carry the films. Thehighlight of each film was the creativity of the different "DreamWorlds" that Freddy would take his victims to. Each dream world wasunique because it reflected the thoughts of the character Freddy wastrying to kill. This new iteration strips away any of that creativityand takes place almost entirely in one location (I'll avoid spoilers,but if you've seen any other film in the series you can easily guesswhere). The makeup work that looked promising in production stillsdoesn't hold up well on screen, failing to be as frightening or iconicas the original. The effects aren't great, it would be easy to beat thedead horse of 'computer graphics' being inferior but I think the realproblem here is directorial. Samuel Bayer simply can't hold a candle toWes Craven.

    If you want to disregard my comparisons to the original films andsimply take this one for what it is, a brainless slasher flick, itstill fails. None of the 'kills' show any creativity at all andaudiences already fed on a steady diet of graphic violence won't findanything all that shocking or disturbing here. It's just boring.

    Adding to that is an over reliance on cheap scares. This film is thisthe cinematic equivalent of someone shouting "boo!" in your face everyten minutes. This technique becomes annoying almost instantly andbecomes increasingly more annoying because it is used in every singlescene. It's like the director realized he didn't know how to direct ascary movie and instead of quitting and finding a new job, he decidedto edit in sudden loud noises and hope no one would notice.

    By the end the audience I saw it with could hardly hold back theirtitters of laughter and I don't mean that in a good way. This is onefranchise that had some potential for rebirth, but I will be amazed ifthis one makes it to part 2.

  9. Egg_MacGuffin from Pennsylvania, USA
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    I'll cut right to the chase and explain what is wrong with this movieinstead of wasting your time setting anything up. I know how awful thatfeeling is, because it's exactly what this movie did for nearly 2 hoursof my day – waste my time.


    Focused too much on the secondary characters at the beginning, whichwas a problem because it was excruciatingly obvious that they were alljust Freddy Fodder. I actually wanted to see them die quicker insteadof spending a half hour with the plastic Barbie chick that couldn't actto save her own life and the annoying kid that went to jail becausesomeone did in the first movie.

    In the original, the group of four was together a lot of the time. Theyall shared the same plight together. The whole purpose of the sleepoverwas so that they could be there for each other if something badhappened. Here, we still have the same four roles, but two of them dotheir own thing and the other two are only communicating by phone, ifthey communicate at all. The inability for this new film to create aconnection between the kids causes a disjointed feel and makes itimpossible for us to care about anyone.

    In this one, that kid going to jail means nothing and his demise meansnothing. Not to me or the actual heroes of the story: the curly haireddude with the dirty sanchez and the winner of the Emily Bluntlook-alike contest. They never saw it happen, never grieved over it,never even seemed to give a hell. It almost seemed like something froma different movie. In the original, the kids went to the jail, watchedit happen, and Nancy's father was a cop. They were much more involvedand therefore, the death meant something. It wasn't just killing timelike it is here.

    When we do get the actual heroes, it's so far into the movie, Icouldn't help but wonder why not start the movie at that point? Theother two dying did not have any effect on what the heroes were doing.The only constant was Freddy, who seemed much less threatening in thismovie than in the original. Emily and Sanchez just kept doing what theywould have if Barbie and the criminal didn't die at all.

    The micro-naps part was not necessary and added nothing to the movie.It was just an excuse to get Freddy into the film more. But when youshow him for no reason other than to sit around and taunt the kids,perhaps slash at them once or twice, the fear goes away. The more Isee, the less I'm afraid. Bringing Freddy into the picture when thekids are still awake completely defies the concept of the movie!

    There were several inexcusable moments of what can only be described as"****ing ****ty writing". The dude falling asleep in the pool and thenwitnessing what happened to Freddy years ago for absolutely no goodreason was the worst. It was insulting and nothing more than a plotconvenience. The girl sets the alarm on her phone to wake herself up inthe bath, but never thinks of using it later on when she asks the dudeto wake her when trying to bring Freddy into the real world. Why? Thisis life and death and you didn't think of a contingency plan when therewas one that you already used sitting in your pocket? Another plotconvenience. Then there's the kid with the adrenaline, which doesabsolutely nothing to him – an obvious plant for a later pay-off.

    This is a movie for idiots. Plain and simple. There's actually a scenein this movie where the girl pulls a piece of Freddy's sweater out ofthe dream world and into the real world, and the first thing she saysis "Freddy's sweater". Really? Are you kidding me? What kind of spedwouldn't understand that scene if the dialogue was omitted?

    It's sad, because the original Nightmare is not a very great film. Theconcept is absolutely brilliant, but it could use an update. Evensadder than that is the fact that Hollywood's mission is not to makemoney by providing the public with a quality product. It's just to makemoney.

    There were some things about this film which I liked, but were mostlytoo brief or underdeveloped. The other kids in the school picture, thehospital sedation, etc. Just not enough to bring this turd out of thesewer where it belongs.

    It's better than the new Halloweens and Friday the 13th, but that isabout as close to praise as a racial slur. It's kind of hard to screwup with such a brilliant concept. However, that didn't stop Hollywoodfrom trying.

  10. David (octagon888888@yahoo.com) from Az
    29 Mar 2012, 9:28 pm

    Let me start off by saying i thought this movie was decent. But Iexpected a lot more.

    We all know the story of Freddy Krueger. How he got burnt etc. In thisone it's the same, but it's the change of Freddy's character thatreally lost my interest. Jackie Earle Haley is about as best as you canget at playing Freddy Krueger. No one will ever beat Robert Englund.He's just Freddy Krueger! I don't really need to explain the plot, youall know the plot, BUT, let me explain the changes. In the oldNightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Krueger would always mess with peoplebefore he killed them. In this one he just kills them and doesn't messaround. Nothing humorous to say, nothing, just kills them. In theoriginal he was a psychopathic killer who hurts children. In this onehe's just a pedophile. Loves to screw all the women and girls. To me,that put me off. All this put me off. So Freddy's character changed alot, but did it work? Not for me. Didn't work for me.

    All the acting was decent and there's some gory scenes, all in all, notthe remake I was expecting and had hoped for. Everything about it isdecent, but nothing great. 5/10

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