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.”