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New Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer Up
Are you ready for Freddy?

25 February 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: MySpace

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“Why are you screaming? I haven’t even cut you yet.”

The line is said by a gravel-voiced Jackie Earle Haley towards the end of the full trailer for the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street, and it’s that, more than anything, that has us crossing our fingers and hoping that our quiet optimism about the Samuel Bayer-directed film won’t be misplaced.

For it’s a line that’s nastier than pretty much anything Robert Englund’s Krueger uttered through seven Nightmare movies, and that – along with a bleak tone that revisits some key moments from Wes Craven’s original, and new material that looks genuinely unsettling – is very encouraging.

The basic story remains the same – a group of teenagers in the fictional town of Springwood, led by Nancy Thompson (Rooney Mara), are stalked in their dreams by a scarred, clawed demon named Freddy Krueger. But there appear to be genuinely new wrinkles here – Kyle Gallner’s Quentin as a clued-in teen lecturing Nancy on the perils of insomnia seems impressive – while we also like the idea that, after seventy hours of sleep, would-be victims won’t know whether they’re dreaming or awake, a twist that allows Freddy to appear at any given second.

Oh, and Haley looks utterly terrifying.

Of course, we’ve been down this road many times with Platinum Dunes, the company behind the remake of this and other horror classics like Friday The 13th, The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, only to be disappointed by the final product. Hopefully that won’t happen this time.

To see the full trailer for A Nightmare On Elm Street – out here on May 7 – click here.
 


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RE: New Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer Up
Looks, ummm, glossy, I'll give it that. JEH sounds pretty good as Freddy too, although the make up doesn't seem quite as effective as the old one and I'm not sure I'd be too scared by someone who looks to be about 4ft tall and has all the bulk of a 12 yr old. of the shots and dream sequences do look to be pretty nifty and the lad from 'The Haunting In Connecticut' has been decent in the stuff I've seen him in. But to take a guess I'd imagine it'll be your bog standard PD remake, worth the one More

Posted by captainrentboy at 10:45 on 28 February 2010 | Report This Post

well guys
i must say i was dreadin this, i was thinkin cant act teens, pure cheese and blood but from lookin at the trailer im hopeful that the took the original nightmare on elm street and made it the way it should have been in te first place , the characters in the trailor alone look honed in for the parts the play and with good ole jackie playing what looks like a more realisticly styled and marred freedy, im seeing, what i thought was going to be tripe into something i cant wait to watch More

Posted by SteadyEddie at 00:58 on 27 February 2010 | Report This Post

dudes...
i may be twelve but after neva watching the original, only the trailer and and watching the trailers for this, i would so rather watch this........sorry fans More

Posted by Smokinator at 17:25 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: New Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer Up
Ok, that's weird - posted three times! More

Posted by hughjass at 13:44 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Have to say I preferred the previous trailer where Kruger was being chased by the parents. Hinted at a darker tone than the orignal wherein it may not have been entirely nailed on that he was guilty. This one just makes it look like a run of the mill slasher flick yet again. More

Posted by hughjass at 13:43 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Have to say I preferred the previous trailer where Kruger was being chased by the parents. Hinted at a darker tone than the orignal wherein it may not have been entirely nailed on that he was guilty. This one just makes it look like a run of the mill slasher flick yet again. More

Posted by hughjass at 13:19 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Have to say I preferred the previous trailer where Kruger was being chased by the parents. Hinted at a darker tone than the orignal wherein it may not have been entirely nailed on that he was guilty. This one just makes it look like a run of the mill slasher flick yet again. More

Posted by hughjass at 13:13 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

We live in the age of the writers block!
The trailer looks ok, but really, what's the point? Has all possibilities for iconic villains been used up? Must we rehash great films that don't need rehashing. I'm sure that if someone somewhere actually wrote something and not just traced an old script with kiddies crayons, they could actually create an iconic villain that makes a statement about the times we live in, rake in the money and be original. I mean Wes Craven did it in the eighties, can't someone for the love of God do it now? More

Posted by cleanbreak films at 11:04 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Haley
The one thing that is helping this film the most is Jackie Earle Haley as Freddie because he is amazing in everything he does. I love that he is in so many movies now. More

Posted by Plainviewturner at 04:18 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

So Far... Not Impressed
The Trailer did nothing for me except make me shake my head in disbelief. It looks like your everyday beautiful teen slasher film. I was hoping for a dark psychological head fuck of a horror twist on the Freddy character but this looks like the original but dumbed down. Time to break out my writing tools and make the film I wanted to see More

Posted by Rawbeard at 03:32 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
I'm not hating this at the moment and that's sort of worrying as the track record would suggest this is going to be fucking awful. That said, they are repeating WAY too many of the original's scenes and the shot of Freddy coming through the wall is utter fucking crud. A couple of hints at the iconic moments would have been better, maybe the "This is god" line instead of "No just me" All that aside, it looks pretty nice, there's potential here, and Haley looks to be a good Freddy. He More

Posted by The Todge at 02:49 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

Im excited. That is all More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 00:44 on 26 February 2010 | Report This Post

For the love of God - NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! More

Posted by badsanta at 23:33 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

formulaic.
what is wrong with you people, it looks wank. trailer makes it look like every other (gang of teens in peril) type of movie we've had lately (my bloody valentine. final destination etc). trust me this will be crap. More

Posted by iamevilhomer! at 21:08 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

Im ashamed to say.......
THIS LOOKS GREAT More

Posted by natman_begins at 20:29 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

Haley, not Hayley. Excuse my typo! Also, does anyone else think he sounds way more like Rorschach (with a bit of a cold) in this trailer? More

Posted by GigoloJoe at 20:01 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

The shot of Freddy bulging through the wall in the original is iconic, and still incredibly unsettling (also, it hasn't aged a day, unlike some of the other eighties effects that have caused the first film to date), and what have they replaced it with? A digital... 'blob' that looks like it was cut from The Frighteners. I'm not knocking CGI for the sake of it, as when used properly it looks terrific, that effect quite simply looks inexcusably poor. They should have just bought a sheet of spandex More

Posted by GigoloJoe at 19:57 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

One, two, this film looks like poo...
three, four, bloody poor... More

Posted by The_Hat at 19:37 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

Please Please Please let me get what I want.
DO NOT mess this one up, liking the look of both trailers so far, always loved Freddy as a kid but the films do not hold up - other than the original - due to a baffling decision to fashion Freddy as a "fun guy" dropping one liners as he kills his victims. More

Posted by Cherry Waves at 19:27 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

Looks Decent...
Even though the first 3 Nightmare on Elm Streets in my opinion are brilliant in their own right those who didn't grow up with those or only knew the more farcial later ones will probably enjoy this. Freddy doesn't look quite as subtle and cerbral as he did. Seems more Mike Myers-esq stalkerish. Maybe that was just the trailer. More

Posted by bronco3114 at 19:26 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

Hopeful
Trailer looks superb. Lets hope I wont be disapointed. I actually thought Amityville and the first Chainsaw remakes were pretty good. More

Posted by fraser1978 at 17:57 on 25 February 2010 | Report This Post

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