A Nightmare on Elm Street feature trailer debut!

source: traileraddict.com

A brand new trailer for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has debuted online. The Samuel Bayer film comes from Michael Bay‘s production stable Platinum Dunes, and believe it or not, it actually looks good.

The film stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, a wrongly-accused child molester burnt alive by a mob of vengeful parents. Krueger takes his revenge from beyond the grave, haunting the dreams of the parents’ children and killing them one by one. It is a remake of the Wes Craven‘s 1984 horror classic of the same name – but you didn’t need me to tell you that.

Check out the trailer for this “reimagining” (man I hate that word) and let us know what you think!

“From producer Michael Bay.” Is there anything more chilling in this trailer than that single line?

I’ve never been a big fan of the original A Nightmare on Elm St, which is why I’m holding out a little hope for this remake (and why I dreaded the remakes of my beloved Friday the 13th and Halloween).

I hope the film takes advantage of the series’ greatest hook – creepy dream sequences. From the looks of the trailer, it just might do that. My main concern however is whether or not Bayer can craft an intense viewing experience, instead of just piecing together a bunch of jump scares. Based on Platinum Dunes’ dubious filmography, my hopes are not particularly high.

A Nightmare on Elm St also stars Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner and Kellan Lutz. It opens in Australia on May 20th.

Discuss: What is your relationship with the Nightmare on Elm St franchise?

One Response to “A Nightmare on Elm Street feature trailer debut!”

  1. Given Platinum Dunes' track record, I just can't see how this isn't going to suck. Badly.

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