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A midget Freddy and "Twilight" don't mix.

  • Aug 7, 2010
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Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was terrible.  I didn't care for the cheap scares, the bad acting, the terrible writing and the plain Jane actresses.  When the women wear less make-up than the guys, somethings wrong.  I wished the made a sequel to the series a la Predators instead of this ill advised remake for the "Twilight" crowd.  The use of twenty something teenagers is starting to bother me.  The new Freddy was real laughable and not scary at all.  He looked like a short melted candle with a very over modulated voice.
I didn't care for it and I never want to watch this movie again.  This film has tarnished my memory of the Elm Street series.  Everyone at Platinum Dunes should never be allowed to make a horror movie again.

A midget Freddy and A midget Freddy and A midget Freddy and A midget Freddy and

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Michael Bay (Transformers,Pearl Harbor) produced this remake of Wes Craven's 1985 horror classicA Nightmare on Elm Street, which means updated shocks, computer-driven special effects, and a brand-new Freddy Krueger, this time played by Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley. Unfortunately, it also means a mechanical, largely scare-free carbon of the original film--the same fate suffered by Bay's remakes ofThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreandFriday the 13th. Director Samuel Bayer, best known for helming videos for Nirvana and Green Day, does well by the film's visuals, which hew toward stylized doominess, but the film itself limps from set piece to set piece, with the ones borrowed directly from Craven's original scoring the most impact. What's left are a group of dull teens on the run from Haley's Freddy, who proves unsettling, if not the dynamo that Robert Englund was in the previous franchise entries. Speaking of which, the picture ends on a note that suggests a follow-up is imminent, though some more inspiration is clearly needed if Bay'sNightmareintends to have the longevity of the first series.--Paul Gaita

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Nightmare on Elm Street
 is a reboot of the popular Freddy Krueger franchise from the eighties and nineties.  Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) will take on the razor glove as the new Freddy.  It is scheduled for release on April 30th 2010.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer, ...
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Director: Samuel Bayer
Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 10th 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Wes Craven
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
Runtime: 95 minutes
Studio: Platinum Dunes, New Line Cinema
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