Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.
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
Johnny Depp accompanied his friend Jackie Earle Haley to auditions for A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Instead of Haley being chosen for a role, it was Depp who was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he would like to read for a part. Depp got a part in that film, Haley didn't, but Haley would go on to play Freddy in this remake 26 years later. See more »
(at around 18 mins) When Nancy and Quentin are talking in the school, between shots Quentin's jumper moves so that 'Joy Division' is fully visible on his T-shirt, however when the camera moves back to the position it was before, the jumper has moved back, so that you can only see 'Y Divis'. See more »
Can I have another? Hey. Can I have some more coffee, please?
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The movie's title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 10 minutes into the movie. See more »
Let me start off first by saying that this is much better then the average horror movie we are use to seeing these days. The plot, although already taken from a previous movie still holds the attention of the viewer and creates a nightmare for all to be in. The visuals are absolutely stunning and the suspense is overwhelming. The cast does a pretty good job as well. The kids are alright although no one in particular stood out to me but everything was done in a realistic more modern way. Of course every wants to know about Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy and while he isn't as good as Robert Englund, he does do the character justice and in a way makes it his own. The Dialouge is nothing to brag about but what is amazing is the way in which you can't tell if one of the characters is dreaming or not. You sit in your seat trying to predict the next jump out at you scene but your always wrong. So overall this movie was better then I expected and I don't think Krueger fans will be disappointed in Haley's performance. I'd give this film 7/10 and finish off with two things. This is darker and more serious then the original so don't expect Freddy to make you laugh and the ending was one of my favorite moments because if you love the original then you'll know exactly what I mean.
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