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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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



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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 9  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,902,299 (USA) (30 April 2010)


$63,059,655 (USA) (9 July 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Wes Craven, the writer and director of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) has spoken out against this film many times. On the other hand, Robert Englund, who originated the role of Freddy Krueger, has given the film his general approval. See more »


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[first lines]
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Bad Movie, Bad special Effects, Not Worthy.
30 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was awful. The script was weak. It was a sad knock off of the original Nightmare with less special effects. I see why Robert Englund wasn't in this movie. It wasn't worth it. I'm sooooo disappointed. I yawned more than anything and I wasn't scared not once. I really wanted this to be a good remake, but it wasn't. The special effects were 1980s at best. The acting was pretty good, but the script lacked originality and depth. The twist was stupid. I felt like I was watching the original Freddy only unscary, unfunny, and uninteresting. I expected a much better production with today's technology. It was like eating spam when you think you'll have steak. It was taking a cruise and never leaving the port. It was a let down. This movie is awful.

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