A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Director: Samuel Bayer
Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara
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.
80's horror icons have had a tough deal over the last few years, 1st we had rob zombie messing with Michael Myers, then they destroyed Jason Voorhees. Now its Freddy Kruegers time and sadly its 3 strikes and out. Its not so much that A Nightmare on Elm Street remake is bad, and Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger is fine. Its problem is it offers absolutely nothing new over Wes Cravens superior original making the whole remake feel pointless. So if you've seen the original I wouldn't bother if you haven't I'd probably go hunt that down first (failing that watch this version with CGI FX over the originals makeup FX). Sadly the studios never learn with the recent release of Piranha and Hellraiser in the works, we fans have more 80's horror ripoff's to be worried about (please god don't let them touch Cronenbergs films)
(5 out of 10)

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