Will Definitely Sleep Again – ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Review

Although the A Nightmare on Elm Street is visually pleasing that’s where the pleasing stops and the yawning begins. The reimaging of horror classic fell short on the scares and the delivery of Freddy’s trademark snark simply does not cut it. Pun totally intended.

There’s seriously no need to rehash the storyline because it is basically the same tale we all know, except in this version there is no hinting at Freddy’s suspected pedophilia it’s right there in your face. Look at me I’m creepy and even in death I’m still creepy. Creepy, but not scary. As you already know there’s a new man wearing the black fedora this time and its not Robert Englund and not to beat a moot point to death, it should have been.

Although I think Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor, he was not the right choice to fill Englund’s Christmas sweater. Haley tries to mix the smartass with the dark and well it does pain me to say it, but it didn’t work. The jokes fell flat and when he was supposed to intimidating, he simply wasn’t. I know the excuse for this from the powers that be (Bay and his minions) is that we are returning Freddy to his former darker self. Yeah, well boys he wasn’t dark as much as was just ewww. Missing was Englund’s swagger and the presence he brought to the character. I couldn’t get pass the voice being SO wrong and the fact that the Nancy character was taller than Freddy just bothered the hell out of me. Bottom line new Freddy not scary enough to be dark.

Now visually the movie is great, they updated the old and attempted to take it further. And most times new director Samuel Bayer (Smells Like Teen Spirit) was successful, there’s a CGI-ed wall scene that I hated, but other than that I tip my hat to him for being able to successfully blur the lines between Freddy’s dreamland and reality. And I’ll only say this about the acting, you don’t watch a horror movie for great thespians, so the acting is what you’d expect. Kellan Lutz you are hot! That is all.

It’s not a secret to you guys that follow HorrorFatale.com how much I dislike most remakes done by Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay’s minions), but damnit man you people need to just stop! Seriously STOP! To give myself some objectivity I enlisted a non-horror fan to go with me counting on her to be scared and jump when she was supposed to, instead I looked over and about 35 minutes in I think she was texting.

In fact after about 45 minutes, I found myself looking at my watch just wanting it to end. And let’s just say the ending was lukewarm at best, of course setting itself up for a sequel or if they know what’s good them not. This movie is forgettable and does not stand up original at all. In fact if they put this Freddy and new Freddy in cage match, 1984 Freddy would kick 2010 Freddy’s ass. Hell, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 is better than this, and that shit was terrible. Do us a favor guys no more remakes; we’ve had enough.

Your turn. Thoughts, groans, moans. Hell if you enjoyed it please tell us why!
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Horror in the Neighborhood Cinema — Movie Releases Today

I don’t even need this post, because unless you’ve been under a rock, you know this film is out today. Watch out Freddy, I’m coming you!

Disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Haley) stalks a group of young people in their dreams, forcing them to remain awake as the only alternative to death.

And then there’s this wonderfully looking piece of something. It’s out in limited release.

In Germany, two American tourists become stranded in the woods. Their search for help leads them to the home of Dr. Heiter (Laser), a demented surgeon who possesses a sick fantasy: to surgically connect three people as a “human centipede.” Click to see the trailer.

Clips, Clips and More Clips from ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Remake

You know its opening week when they release this many clips on the interwebs. I’m personally finished with my bitching about how much they need Robert Englund, because the films in the can and about to hit the cinema.

But one more gripe for old times’ sake, the voice is still horrible. That is all.
I can’t until April 30th!

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Freddy’s Stop Motion Poster is Cool! Even I Can Admit it

The A Nightmare on Elm Street marketing campaign is at full throttle right now! Joining in the imagery assault is this cool as shit Freddy motion poster. Even your girl is getting excited for this film. I’m such a fucking fangirl. A Nightmare on Elm Street hits the the cinema April 30th. (As if you didn’t know.)

Whatcha thinking about the poster?

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Exclusive Clip Hits the Web

I’m playing catch up from last weeks’ jury duty so, if you’ve seen this then well you’ve seen it. If not enjoy! Also, Shock Till You Drop uploaded an exclusive clip where we see Freddy kind of reintroduce himself to Nancy. I’m not even going comment on this just yet, I’m going to save it all for the film. There are more than a few things I cannot shake. Freddy invades our dreams April 30th. I can’t wait at this point.
PLEASE let me know what you guys are thinking? Thoughts, groans, moans…

See Shock’s clip after the jump. Continue reading