A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Samuel Bayer
  • Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz
  • Website: www.nightmareonelmstreet.com

The premise is the same in this horror remake, as the razor fingered Freddy Krueger (Haley) comes back to haunt the dreams of Springwood's teens, with the rather nasty side effect that if he kills you in your sleep you die in real life. Haley is inspired casting and there's a nice update on Krueger's charred make-up. Unfortunately his teen victims are disposable, there are a few glaring lapses in logic and, much like the later entries in the original series, over exposure lessens Freddy's fright factor.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

14 May 20103 stars

(18) 95 min Horror remakes seem to be one of the most reliable money spinners in Hollywood right now. And Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are specialists in this subgenre already giving us an excellent new Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003 and passable…

A Nightmare on Elm Street

28 Apr 20103 stars

(18) 95min (Unable to review at time of going to press) Remake of Wes Craven’s seminal, sequel spawning 1984 horror. General release from Fri 7 May.

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