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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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Samuel Bayer

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Wesley Strick (screenplay), Eric Heisserer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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All you have to do is dream... See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Barrington, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,902,299, 2 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,075,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,664,037
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(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 »

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

pays homage to the original
29 April 2010 | by jpett90See all my reviews

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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