Trailer Tuesday: A Nightmare on Elm Street

I don’t know what 80s horror movie fetish Michael Bay has going on, but he’s at it again, producing the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, coming to theaters this April. Despite a great casting choice with Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Freddy Kruger, I have no doubt this movie will make some coin and then fade into the Hall of Suck with the rest of Bay’s scary remakes. Yeah, in case you’ve forgotten, he’s remade The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, The Texas Chainsaw Masscre and Friday the 13th.

What do you think? Am I off base with thinking this will suck? Have you seen any of the other remakes, and if so, what did you think? Also, are there certain films that should be untouchable in terms of remakes and are any of the horror movies listed in my post on that roll?

3 comments On Trailer Tuesday: A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Your WAY offbase Andy!
    Michael Bay is a “Power Director” and knows all things large n small in teh world of film!

    Mark my words non-believer for i have proof.
    Watch the link at your own risk, this isnt for mothers or children, the awesome that is Bay cannot be digested by the weak..

  • Andy, I agree. Some movies should never be remade and this is one of them. Probably of interest to anyone who’s never seen the original, but then again, they would probably be better off seeking out a DVD of the original and watching that instead. Yes, Bay is brilliant, but he should stick to original ideas.

  • I don’t believe there are “off-limit” films in relation to remakes, after all, the original will still be available. My only concern in these things is the remake bombing and killing any chances to see future franchise installments. In the mean time, I’m all for re-imaginings and freshening things up with new stars and a modern sensibility. The trailer here shows this is almost a beat-by-beat remake of the original, with an origin story thrown in for good measure. Nothing too exciting– I remember the original well enough that a beat-by-beat remake has me at zero interest (beyond the creepy Jackie Earl halyley aspect).

    As for Bay, he’s just the producer here– these films are by his shingle “Platinum Dunes” and was specifically put in place to remake these seminal 80s horror movies and, hopefully, turn them into new franchises. Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are the guys behind it.

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