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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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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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He knows where you sleep. 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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The casting of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy originally started as a rumor. During multiple interviews, Jackie acknowledged the rumors, stating that he would enjoy playing the character. He was eventually cast as Freddy. See more »

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(at around 34 mins) When Quentin answers Nancy's phone call you can clearly see the main screen instead of the blue in-call sequence. Later he presses the phone closer against his face and the application screen appears. See more »

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We all knew it was never going to beat the classic, but we were all expecting a good movie!
21 May 2010 | by octagon88See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying i thought this movie was decent. But I expected a lot more.

We all know the story of Freddy Krueger. How he got burnt etc. In this one it's the same, but it's the change of Freddy's character that really lost my interest. Jackie Earle Haley is about as best as you can get at playing Freddy Krueger. No one will ever beat Robert Englund. He's just Freddy Krueger! I don't really need to explain the plot, you all know the plot, BUT, let me explain the changes. In the old Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Krueger would always mess with people before he killed them. In this one he just kills them and doesn't mess around. Nothing humorous to say, nothing, just kills them. In the original he was a psychopathic killer who hurts children. In this one he's just a pedophile. Loves to screw all the women and girls. To me, that put me off. All this put me off. So Freddy's character changed a lot, but did it work? Not for me. Didn't work for me.

All the acting was decent and there's some gory scenes, all in all, not the remake I was expecting and had hoped for. Everything about it is decent, but nothing great. 5/10


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