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A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

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

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,342,837 (UK) (7 May 2010)

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$63,059,655 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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Freddy's voice was digitally altered in post production in an effort to give his voice a "supernatural quality". See more »

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When Jesse runs out of Kris' room he grabs his pants and shoes. In the next scene when he runs out of the house he is wearing them without having taken the time to stop and put them on. See more »

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[first lines]
Dean Russell: Can I have another? Hey. Can I have some more coffee, please?
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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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