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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