Remake on Elm Street

Here’s the new “Nightmare on Elm Street” trailer.

Though I’m on record as hating the idea of, and avoiding spending one red cent on, basically every horror remake ever with just a couple of exceptions* – I think this looks kind of/maybe/hopefully/for the love of jeebus… decent?  I like that they’re not playing up Freddy’s wisecracking to the detriment of his scariness (a mistake made by the majority of the original series).  I like the iconic shots of the little girls and the claw in the bathtub.  I like the casting of “Watchmen” freak Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy – not only is he a good and scary actor, but his name actually sounds like it belongs to a serial killer.  And I like that there’s no Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, or the next one of those actressbots to roll off the assembly line.  This could be OK.  Time will tell.

* Carpenter’s version of “The Thing”; the 70s “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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