This year we’ll see the release of Platinum Dunes and Samuel Bayer‘s take on A Nightmare on Elm Street. Unlike a lot of remakes, especially from the horror genre, this movie doesn’t bother me as much as the rest. From the little that we’ve seen the film will take a cue from the original 1984 version, which was a genuine horror masterpiece. A video has been released that features the creative forces behind the movie discussing their take on the Freddy tale.
The Nightmare on Elm Street featurette appears on the DVD for The Final Destination that recently hit shelves, and includes a few interviews with producer Brad Fuller and star Jackie Earle Haley. Haley takes on the role that was originated by Robert Englund and shows genuine excitement when talking about the character. We get some info on the updated look of Freddy when it comes to his extensive burns, as well as, the development of his infamous knives.
From what I’ve seen from Platinum Dunes in the past, their horror movies typically suck and their remakes are even worse. A Nightmare on Elm Street looks like it will stand out from the rest of the pack, because there are plenty of scenes shown in this featurette that were taken directly from the original movie. They’ve changed the look of a few things, but for the most part they stay within the spirit of the first film. This isn’t campy Freddy, this is the terrifying child murdering sociopath that kept you up at night as a kid.
A Nightmare on Elm Street hits theaters on April 30, 2010.
Do you think the Nightmare on Elm Street remake will bring Freddy back to his former horror glory?