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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

(R) 95 mins

Synopsis: A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

Director: Samuel Bayer

Writers: Wesley Strick (screenplay & story), Eric Heisserer(screenplay), and Wes Craven (characters)

Stars: Jackie Earle HaleyRooney Mara and Kyle Gallner 

Serious Jest:  (Don’t Bother)  Bayer is not Craven, and Haley is not Robert Englund–I prefer the old makeup, and Haley’s attempt at a scarier voice ends up sounding like Kenneth Kaniff from Connecticut.  I was a big fan of the original, but this attempt to reinvent the Elm Street movies is about as successful as “The New Coke” was.  I think that even kids today would enjoy the original movie more than the remake.  I hope they don’t make a sequel.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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