Okay, so I’ve said before I’m not too much of a horror fan, especially when it comes to slasher films, but I’ve always liked the original Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. I always thought it was a masterpiece of its kind. It had a flair and style to it that horror movies were lacking at the time, and lack to this day. The idea of being killed in your dreams, the one place where a person should be able to relax and feel safe, was a pretty powerful idea.
But of course all of the forgettable sequels that followed kind of tarnished the film for me. So now they have a remake, which is pretty freaking inevitable these days, coming out soon. The remake, however, is promising to make some big changes to the franchise and things the audience knows. The trailer, as well as several reviesws out there for the script, suggest that Freddy Krueger may not always have been a supernatural serial killer. The film also changes Freddy’s makeup to look like a more realistic burn victim. I’m fine with that, because a little added realism goes a long way. Another reason I’m not entirely against this remake (yet, anyway) is because Jackie Earle Haley is playing Freddy. Haley is best known for playing Rorschach in last year’s Watchmen, which I was a big fan of. It remains to be seen whether or not the film will even come close to being as good as the original, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
If you want to pick up the original series, you can do so here! Granted, maybe only 3 of the movies in this set are worth watching, but it’ll save you the time and energy of hunting those three down.