A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (R)
NEW LINE CINEMA (2010)
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassady, Thomas Dekker & more.
This a remake of the great Wes Craven slasher film from 1984. I'm not a big fan of remakes, because
they are either hit or miss. This one falls some where in the middle. Everyone knows about Freddy
Krueger, the child killer, but this film actually delves into the past of Krueger leading up to the time
when the parents take revenge into their own hands and burn him alive. The story follows closely to
the original story, but they did change a lot of stuff as well. I felt that the people they chose to play
some of the most iconic roles in Horror didn't live up to the originals. Maybe this is because I grew
up with the original Freddy Krueger and the NIGHTMARE films, that I couldn't really enjoy this as
much as I would have liked. Robert Englund is the only true Freddy!