On "The Final Destination" Blu-ray, you'll find a behind-the-scenes look at "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, featuring loads of new footage from the movie. Check out the video below.
Plot: A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another... but when they sleep, there is no escape.
"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is directed by Samuel Bayer, who is best known for iconic music videos including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Blind Melon's video for "No Rain." It is scheduled to hit theaters on April 16th, 2010.
I have to agree with J.A.Ottley, once i saw the teaser trailer everything just felt to familiar to the point where i already know what's going to happen. Though that last part of the footage was creepy but not scary. I feel like they rely too much on the screaming.
Okay...I'm gonna agree with all who said that the last part with the eyes was creepy. Mostly cause I didn't see it coming...which is always nice. I've said before that I have high hopes for this movie (being a big fan of the originals)...but fear it's going to be an epic disappointment. It just seems like they overexposed Freddy to the point where he isn't scary. The eye thing was cool because that's not traditional of the Freddy we know so it adds a different element. However, if this movie is just Freddy scraping his knives along pipes and walls..YAWN!!!!
I still have faith in this one. The footage didn't look that special and it does reminds me a lot of the original in non-nostalgic sort of way. However, the horror-nerd inside me and the presence of Jackie, I still have a childish desire that this will be good.
And yes, it is utterly stupid to release it near Iron Man 2. An August or autumn release would have been better.
jeffw1978writes: on January 6th, 2010 at 11:09:10 AM
I will probably check this one out since I am a fan of the original, just hope they don't f*ck it up.
J.A.Ottleywrites: on January 6th, 2010 at 11:38:26 AM
It was too predictable and remakes are apparently the new 3D.
Despite a Nightmare Prequel would have been far superior.
Ahhhhh i saw the eye thing coming, also i completely agree with you about that eye scene not being traditional within the codes and conventions of the Nightmare films.
"Hi, my name is Freddy, and well i control this world your in, its called the dream world, now to scare you i'm just going to hide behind this box with the top of my head sticking out, just so you can just about see my hat. Despite i could do more awesome scaringly stuff, i'm gonna do this... awesome don't ya think"
Agreed, i reckon roughly Octoberish time, who doesn't love a horror on the big screen for Halloween
@J.A. Ottley - Point taken. I didn't say the eye thing was "scary"...I just thought he was going to pop up behind her or something...you know...leave the hat on the box as a decoy. My thought is that scene is from the end of the movie when she pulls Freddy into the real world and so he doesn't have his super dream powers.
Jabba_RTwrites: on January 6th, 2010 at 11:57:19 AM
Great avatar,dude. Used to love that show/comic.
J.A.Ottleywrites: on January 6th, 2010 at 12:48:12 PM
@ making circles
Most probably your right about that being in the end of the movie, according to the script the end sequence takes place in a school, but it feels like a dream sequence since they are in the boiler room.
And yeah the same thing that you though was going to happen in that scene is the same thing i thought was going to happen, lol
Nightmare on Elm Street 1 was bloody fantastic. It is cemented in Hollywood horror history so the franchise is important. But come on you know the statement was just a way of upping the excitement for the film and hyping it up. You can't possibly be taking that extremely literal.
bale01289writes: on January 7th, 2010 at 10:38:50 AM
I will see this over any movie coming out this year! Love the original (and campy cheesy sequels) and I'm keeping the faith that the trailer is showing you familiar parts to entice the fans of the original to the theatre. Even though I have seen the film dozens of times, I am anxious to see someones different vision. Plus, if you really watch the new footage, you will see that it truely is about half and half of old/new story clips. Just cause he's in a dark room doesn't make it the same scene as the original. I, personaly, can't wait, not because I think it will break the box office, but because I'm a fan of over sexed, drug using, die early teen agers!
I will be seeing this when it hits theaters. Love the character, love Jackie, love that the franchise has a chance to continue.
Hope they give Englund a cameo.
bale01289writes: on January 7th, 2010 at 11:57:13 AM
@HorrorJunky4Life - I agree. I think it would be awsome if Englund got himself, for lack of better wording, expired by JEH in the begining of the remake! That would be a splended passing of the torch (insert burn victim joke here)