Trailerama: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Starts off badly by showing what the 1984 original left to the imagination. Dives into a rut with the legend “Produced by Michael Bay.” There are carbon copies of the first Nightmare‘s best scenes. Interesting stuff going on the soundtrack however, perhaps fitting as “reimaginer in chief” Samuel Bayer is best known for his music video work. Also a strange choice for Jackie Earle Haley to recite his dialogue with a mouth full of marbles–can’t wait to discuss that one at the roundtables. Seriously, folks, acquainting yourself with Wes Craven’s superb original is just a Netflix download away. The script is by tyro Eric Heisserer and veteran Wesley Strick, who a long time ago did good work on Cape Fear and Wolf.

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One Response to “Trailerama: A Nightmare on Elm Street”

  1. Spring Movie Preview 2010 « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] A Nightmare on Elm Street Release date: April 30 Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner Want nightmares? How about a remake of the 1980s horror classic okayed by Michael Bay? Way back in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, the director suggested Freddie Krueger had become a monster out of his control. Guess that entitles him to sit back and count the bucks made from this teen-friendly “re-imagining.” Fun fact: Heather Langenkamp, the final girl of the 1984 original, now runs a surfer trading card company called Malibu Gum. […]

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