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


Samuel Bayer


Wesley Strick (screenplay), Eric Heisserer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Earle Haley ... Freddy Krueger
Kyle Gallner ... Quentin Smith
Rooney Mara ... Nancy Holbrook
Katie Cassidy ... Kris Fowles
Thomas Dekker ... Jesse Braun
Kellan Lutz ... Dean Russell
Clancy Brown ... Alan Smith
Connie Britton ... Dr. Gwen Holbrook
Lia D. Mortensen ... Nora Fowles (as Lia Mortensen)
Julianna Damm Julianna Damm ... Little Kris
Christian Stolte ... Jesse's Father
Katie Schooping Knight Katie Schooping Knight ... Creepy Girl #1
Hailey Schooping Knight Hailey Schooping Knight ... Creepy Girl #2
Leah Uteg ... Creepy Girl #3
Don Robert Cass Don Robert Cass ... History Teacher


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Welcome to Your New Nightmare. See more »


Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Kyle Gallner was first to be cast. Katie Cassidy was the last. See more »


At around 26 and a half minutes, soon after Kris leaves her house, the distinct shadows of the crew and the outline of a boom mic can both be seen against the walls of the house behind her. See more »


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

The movie's title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 10 minutes into the movie. See more »


Un Homme et une Femme
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Performed by The Hit Crew
Courtesy of Turn Up the Music, Inc.
Under license from DMS
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Modern rendition about the myth Freddy dealing with young people discover they're having the same terrible nightmares
14 September 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

New version about Freddy Krueger killing teens in macabre style and boasts some startling , gruesome special effects . A re-imagining of the classic Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and murders people in their dreams , resulting in their real death in reality . Nowadays, some troubled teens ( Rooney Mara, Killey Gallner , Katie Cassidy, among them ) start to be haunted in their nightmares by scar-faced and dream-hunting Freddy Krueger ( Jackie Earle Haley replacing the horror icon Robert Englund ) , a kind of spectre with horrible burns and large knives. He enters their dreams at will and again kill them. The unsettling adolescents plagued by astonishing dreams help themselves to attempt to stop the nasty and demonic Freddy who kill them in macabre ways . Furthermore , there is revealed a dark secret about his past who originally burned him to death.

This is a reworking upon first film's plot by screenwriter Wesley Strick based on the characters created by Wes Craven and dealing with the imaginative premise about a kind of ghost who can enter their dreams at will and intents on taking over both his body and mind . This eerie film packs thrills , chills , creepy events and lots of blood and gore . Special and extravagant visual effects are the spotlights of the movie and the startling make-up on Freddy face , but both of them don't save the story . Young casting and special appearance by Clancy Brown and Connie Britton . Creepy and imaginatively made musical score fitting to terror movie by Steve Jablonsky . Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Jeff Cutter . The motion picture well produced by the great director/producer Michael Bay is professionally directed by Samuel Bayer , though with no originality and nothing new to show . From original entry directed by Wes Craven , it was followed by a handful of sequels in which horrifying special effects dominate this slasher saga , as ¨Freddy's revenge¨ 1985 by Jack Sholder , ¨Dream warrior¨ 1987 by Chuck Russell , it's one of the best sequels from successful original film by Craven , as ¨Dream master¨ (1988) by Renny Harlin, and ¨The dream child¨ (1989) by Stephen Hopkins , besides a Television series ¨The Freddy's nightmares¨ and this last one ¨ A nightmare on Elm Street¨(2010) that is a simple copy with little imagination , too many flaws and giving routine treatment . Rating : Average .

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Release Date:

30 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 9 See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,902,299, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:


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2.39 : 1
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