Elm Street Teaser Trailer Released

Glove? Check. Jumper? Striped.

Elm Street Teaser Trailer Released

by Owen Williams |
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We've seen some stills and posters, but here's the first trailer for next year's "reimagining" of Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street, produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes, directed by Samuel Bayer, and starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy "One Two Coming For You" Krueger.

All the main beats from the original seem to have been fully recycled: the girls singing the skipping rhyme; the glove scraping the boiler-room pipes; the scene in the bath; the ceiling-crawling bedroom scene. There's even a scene at a pool party that looks very much like a setpiece from original sequel Freddy's Revenge. But it's probably unlikely that we'll see any of the teen Freddy fodder here going to an S&M club in their pyjamas and meeting their PE teacher. Which, we think you'll agree, is a missed opportunity.

Looks like there's also enough new stuff here to keep us interested though, including the impressive looking opening where a pre-burned-to-death Haley is chased into a warehouse by a PTA mob led by Clancy Brown, and the Freddy we know is born.

The film is released in the States next April. Is it just us, or does Freddy, in the full reveal at the end of this trailer, look a bit like Tom Waits?

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