A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

  • Director: Samuel Bayer
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Country: USA
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The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Critic Reviews

It's not every day that one of our rogues' gallery of iconic psycho killers gets to be played by a creepy and fascinating actor -- in this case, Jackie Earle Haley taking on the role of Freddy Krueger.
— Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly)
Didn't Like
Using blasts of shrill, high-decibel noise in place of actual scares has become a common horror-movie tactic, the cinematic equivalent of botox, silicone, and penile-enhancement surgery. Producer Michael Bay and director Samuel Bayer deploy the tactic so regularly in this remake of Wes Craven's 1984 classic that after a while I just plugged my ears.
— J.R. Jones (Chicago Reader)