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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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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


$35,000,000 (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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The film used CGI only when absolutely necessary, such as the detail touches on Freddy's face, practical work was done to stay as faithful to the original film as possible. See more »


(at around 30 mins) 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 »


[first lines]
Dean Russell: Can I have another? Hey. Can I have some more coffee, please?
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #1-2 (2015) See more »


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30 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very dissatisfied , I own the box set , I love nightmare on elm St along with all horror movies..... I wasn't expecting much out of this movie and that's exactly what I got, other than the opening scene this movie offered nothing!People giving this movie a positive review have no perspective or creativity. I felt like one of the cast of in this movie.... Fighting to stay awake.I don't really write too many reviews but I couldn't stay away from this one. It's frustrating to watch them ruin these classic movies, I'm always open to watch them just because I love the genre of horror but my god. The CGI was way overused and Freddy looked like a burnt vampire/alien? I didn't think the acting was bad at all, I just think the script itself wasn't very good, definitely could've taken this movie in all kinds of crazy directions but instead just made it bland, it seemed like it was 3 hours long, Save your money!

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