A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Movie Review

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2010 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
95 minutes /

User Score: 48/100

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Review


The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) is directed by Samuel Bayer. Jackie Earle Haley takes up the mantle of Freddy Kreuger from Robert Englund. A Nightmare on Elm Street won 2 movie awards and was nominated for 11 more awards. A Nightmare on Elm Street was made on an estimated $35 million movie budget and made $63 million at the US box office.

A Nightmare on Elm Street focuses on five teenage friends who are living on one street who all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. One by one, he terrorizes them within their dreams--where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they must plunge into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earle Haley plays the legendary evildoer in this contemporary reimagining of the seminal horror classic.

I thought the horror movie remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street was okay, but Jackie Earle Haley just did not play the role as Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger. I know the two actors were looking to make the villain their own, but the newer lacked the weird humor that Englund incorporated in his portrayal of Krueger. The entire scripts were different, and the plot was changed a bit to make Freddy less funny, but that is what I enjoyed about him. Anyway, the film is decent, and the actors did a good job playing their characters, but the new re-imaging of Freddy really threw me off. That along with the fact that I felt the script was rushed at points made the film a good stab at a reboot of the franchise but not close enough.

About A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Original Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 9
Year: 2010
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.4/5 stars from 312 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 312
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Clancy Brown, Kellan Lutz, Dan Latham, Jackie Earle Haley, Andrew Fiscella, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Aaron Yoo, Holly Hawkins, Tommy Bartlett, Kurt Naebig, Tony Domino, Peter A Kelly, Judith Hoag, Pete Kelly, Christian Stolte, Charles E Tiedje, Rob Riley, Roger Wiggins, Bill Ibrahim, Giota Trakas, Jessica J. Stowes, Thomas Kosik, Tim Krueger, Joseph Mazurk, Thomas Dekker, Joe DeVito, Scott Lindvall, Katie Cassidy, Julianna Damm
Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, Wes Craven
Director: Samuel Bayer