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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  30 April 2010 (USA)
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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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Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$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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Over 200 extras were cast for the scenes involving the high school the kids attend. See more »


(at around 38 mins) When Freddy and Jesse are in the boiler room you can see the CG work on the left side of Freddy's face. There are green spots were the CG work should be. After that, during different spots in the film, you can see green dots on Freddy's face for the CG work. See more »


[first lines]
Dean Russell: Can I have another? Hey. Can I have some more coffee, please?
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) See more »


Main Title
from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Written by Charles Bernstein
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Such a shame... no way near as good as the original!!
7 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anyone who's seen the original will agree this was an awful money making remake of a classic horror which could have been amazing but it just wasn't...

Seriously, if i had the chance to remake a movie like this.. it would have been awesome...

So much was missed out by this director.. the casting was terrible, the acting was lame, the story was choppy, there was no background build up with the characters at all so I really couldn't care less when they started to die. There was hardly any nightmarish scenes with Freddy being mensing which I obviously expected and was really looking forward too. Instead of creepy acting and eerie scenes the director just decided to overdo the music score to build up tension which just didn't have the desired affect and was obviously just to cover up the flat acting and equally flat script. The guy who played Freddy was OK I suppose but he just wasn't scary enough to look at and didn't really creep me out as much as Robert Englund did.

The whole charade was lacking everything I liked about the first Nightmare On Elm Street movie due to the complete lack of vision and story telling by the director.

Throughout the whole movie I had my head in my hands thinking " WHY OH WHY IS IT THAT NO GOOD DIRECTOR EVER GETS THE CHANCE TO REMAKE CLASSICS LIKE THIS...WHY??"

I think it should be a rule in future by which all remakes of horrors MUST be as good as or better than the original in order to be released. I mean, it must obvious to them and everybody around them when they make a dud movie which is blatantly going to flop?? All be it after after raking in some initial cash at the box office of course before fading out into a forgettable mess..

So many classic horrors get remade by rubbish directors who just have no idea or loyalty to the original masterpieces. They have no idea how to set a scary scene at all.. such a shame... could've been great.. but it was a terrible and very forgettable money making piece of steaming crap.

Will all Michael Bay's and other similar phonies please sit down and stay down because my Granny could do a better job than you lot!!

Rant over...

Whats next... Poltergeist?? hahaha.. oh dear oh dear..

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