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


He knows where you sleep. 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?


Nancy Holbrook's (Rooney Mara) house address in this 2010 remake is 1428 Elm Street, exactly the same as that of Nancy Thompson's (Heather Langenkamp) house address in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »


(at around 35 mins) When Quentin is searching the internet, he types the search term "sleep deprivation" then presses enter, then uses the mouse to click the search button (blast off). Generally, after pressing enter, you wouldn't need to click the button afterwards to get the results. 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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Jackie Earle Haley kills it with his Freddy performance, but the movie is D.O.A.
26 May 2020 | by IonicBreezeMachineSee all my reviews

First the good, Jackie Earle Haley is an absolute blast as Freddy Kruger. Not only does he have the sick sense of humor the character is known for, but also brings in sexual perversion and grime that makes the character scary but also different enough that he manages to escape Robert Englund's long shadow. Unfortunately the movie itself from its writing and directing to its other characters make the movie feel overproduced and underdeveloped. Samuel Bayer is better known as a director of music videos and commercials, and as Michael Bay has proven, just because you can get a good angel on Jennifer Lopez's butt doesn't mean you should try making movies. As a result the movie has a look that tries to be grungy, but comes off more like background imagery one would expect in a Marylin Manson video. The cast are a mixed bag, Rooney Mara as Nancy is easily the most charismatic and likable as our lead, but the rest of the casts credits include CW Teen Dramas, Twilight, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which should give you an idea of the level of investment we can expect from such a group. The story is also pretty half assed. It tries to fool the audience into thinking that Freddy might've been wrongly accused by the angry mob that killed him, but Haley's performance with the barely concealed lechery and predatory aspects undermines this development and leads me to believe this was most likely just squeezed in at the last possible moment to add SOMETHING to the mix that couldn't be traced back to the original. As it stands, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 is worth watching at least once for Haley's performance, but the rest of the movie is hollow and pointless.

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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

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