A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 11406

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 164

Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/05/2010

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Samuel Bayer

Actors: Kellan Lutz, Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, Clancy Brown

Plot: A re-imagining of the 1984 film. Once again, a razor-gloved, badly burned Freddy Krueger kills off teens in their dreams. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/02/2014

What a terrible remake that kills what's so good in the 1984 film.

Rating of
0.5/4

smokiediebear - wrote on 08/31/2012

Again the people who rate genres they don't like anyways ugh..Well the scope on this one was a let down, they turned Freddy into a pedophile which he never was in the original. The original plot was Freddy was just a child/teen killer haunting your dreams and turning them into a living nightmare. Freddys daughter was taken from him after they found out he was a killer. Anyways without the pedophile storyline the movie wasn't too bad but Kellan Lutz couldn't pull off Robert Englund. The originals are still where it's at...

Rating of
2/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 08/10/2011

I've never been a big fan of the originals & I didnt see why a remake had to be done.This was an alright movie but it was exactly like watching Nightmare On Elm Street without the original Freddy Krueger.The only thing I can think of that would've made this movie as good as the original was bringing back Robert Englund.I did love the ending though..

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Monnie1976
Monnie1976
Producer

Rating of
2/4

Freddy's back? Well, not really.

Monnie1976 - wrote on 08/20/2013

When I heard A Nightmare on Elm Street was getting a remake I managed to keep an open mind. I'm not of the school of thought that all remakes are terrible. Still, even though the original series ended up becoming more dark comedy later in its run, the original movie is hard to beat. This one is significantly darker than the original putting a lot more focus on the pedophile aspect of the villain and throwing in some child pornography to boot. So I will say the character of Freddy is more menacing. Jackie Earl Haley wasn't terrible but for me he wasn't Freddy. Plus, I felt like the cast playing the teens weren't as strong as they should have been. I might watch it again at some point and give it another chance but overall I just felt like the original is more worth my time.

deaddan2000
deaddan2000
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Rorschach with a different mask

deaddan2000 - wrote on 10/19/2010

This movie is worth watching only because Jackie Earle Haley is awesome in the role. There's a lot of debate over who's better, Haley or Englund, but in my opinion they are two different characters with burned faces, a claw and a sweet sweater and hat ensemble. The new Freddy is portrayed as a creepy pedophile who comes back to massacre the kids who got him killed while the old Freddy was a child murderer who got off on a technicality and was burned alive. This movie, like all the unnecessary Michael Bay remakes, focuses too much on jump scares, pretty victims and jump scares as well as a few jump scares tossed in for good measure. It's not scary, but Haley is scary and creepy. Personally i wish they'd just make an Elm street movie where Freddy just slaughters tons of people. That's what …

DivineTragedy92
DivineTragedy92
TV Extra

Rating of
2/4

Even Nightmares Can Become Dull

DivineTragedy92 - wrote on 06/01/2010

Directed by Samuel Bayer
Starring Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, Kellan Lutz, and Jackie Earle Haley

This re-imagining of the popular horror classic is not bad nor is it good. I personally was never bored throughout the film but it did suffer from some major problems. This film severely lacked creativity which made the dream sequences feel slightly dull and seem a bit uninteresting. The characters are a bit one dimensional but that is expected from horror films, and ultimately this film offers nothing new that the original films didn't already deliver. Despite those flaws, I have to admit that I was entertained by this film. As far as remakes go, this film was far more impressive than I expected it to be. Some of the cast members were quite good while others …

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deaddan2000
deaddan2000
Producer

deaddan2000 - wrote on 2010-10-24 23:29

jackie earle haley was definitely awesome and i'll say it, scarier than englund was. Englund, by no fault of his one, turned the role into something like the chucky doll, more of a mark hamill joker than a heath ledger joker if you get what i mean. The only that sucks about this series is the body count is usually pretty low. That's what made Jason such an awesome slasher villain: he just killed anything and everything.

Hush
Hush
Producer

Hush - wrote on 2010-05-02 06:51

Saw it, liked it. I have to admit Freddy looked a bit like a chipmunk or something at times but I thought it could have used a bit of nudity like other good horror movies and a little less of the emo kids. The back story was pretty cool. For a re-imagination I have to say I have seen a hell of a lot worse. 2.5 stars almost 3

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Chris Kavan - wrote on 2010-05-01 13:18

Early indicators point to upwards of $35 million - and sequel talks have already started. Looks like people were in the mood for horror.Not really a prediction, but there you go.

Northeast Kid
Northeast Kid
TV Extra

Northeast Kid - wrote on 2010-04-30 11:07

What are your box office predictions for A nightmare on Elm Street?

Northeast Kid
Northeast Kid
TV Extra

Northeast Kid - wrote on 2010-04-27 09:35

Why do they keep remaking these horror movies. It is not like the original was good? Oh well. There is nothing worth a crap coming out this weekend so I might as well see the new Nightmare on Elm Street.

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