Monday, September 28, 2009

Trailer: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Of all the 80’s slasher films, A Nightmare on Elm Street ranks among the highest for me. The psychological quality of the film raises it above most horror-related fare. So, with all of the horror remakes happening the past few years, it’s no surprise to see that Nightmare is receiving its own update. This time out, Jackie Earl Haley takes over the role of Freddy Kruger, which seems like an inspired bit of casting. Anyone who has watched Little Children knows that the guy can pull off being creepy. I’m glad that he’s been getting more opportunities as of late.

It’s always difficult to determine the quality of a film based on a simple preview, although the involvement of Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay’s production company) may provide a hint of what to expect. The trailer goes into the back-story of Freddy, typically a bad sign for these types of films as it tends to take away from the mystery of characters. While I won’t expect much from this film, it still holds some amount of interest for me.

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