First Impressions: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Granted, Haley turned in a great performance as Rorschach, but there was no reason to recast Freddy Krueger. Haley is only 14 years younger than Englund, and Englund has shown he still has the touch (i.e.: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare and the more recent Freddy vs. Jason). I suppose this remake was to be expected given the success of other major horror franchises Friday the 13th and Halloween. Plus, no matter the genre, there is always going to be a pool of directors and executives who feel they can better tell the origin story and milk the franchise.

So how will the new Nightmare on Elm Street play out? We should find out more at this weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego, including more of the origin story, and that should be enough to appease the fanbase. For now.

Trailerpark released a teaser poster on Myspace featuring new Freddy Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley of Watchmen, for the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street coming in 2010.

There isn’t much to look at since Freddy Krueger is lurking in the shadows, much like a resident boogyman is supposed to. Freddy is different than superhuman thugs Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, and became the signature role of actor Robert Englund. Englund brought to Freddy the ability to not only break you physically, but psychologically too.

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