Movie Review: Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by Samuel Bayer and is written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer. The characters were created by Wes Craven. The movie stars are Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner. It dates back to 1984 when the original “Nightmare” came out. It still has the Freddy Krueger with the four blades on his hand and scarred face who is played by Jackie Earle Haley. Wesley and Strick were trying to capture some of the original scares in this new one. It all starts with Freddy showing up in students dreams.

They each are wondering why he shows up in their dreams, creeping them out where they don’t want to fall asleep. With previous dreams that occurred in earlier stages of the students lives the dreams soon become more intense and Freddy gets closer and closer. A lot of the movie in some of the scenes are computer generated and is not that scary, even for the younger crowd. The originals were better than the new. Overall I give it a 6 out of 10 just because of some of the scenes that were supposed to be scary are just funny. The quotes of Freddy are still good.


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