A new poster has been released for Samuel Bayer and Platinum Dunes’ remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The film features Watchmen’s Jackie Earle Haley taking over the iconic role of child killer Freddy Krueger, and he’s gearing up to scare a new generation of fans. The film’s latest poster just debuted on MySpace and it features the character in his true form.
The original film was directed by horror legend Wes Craven and was released on November 16, 1984. The remake will drop on April 30th, and will star Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, and Thomas Dekker as a group of suburban teens being haunted and killed in their sleep.
Similar to the original story, in this film Krueger is hunted down by the parents of a small town and burned alive for his heinous crimes against children. As his final act of revenge he decides to continue his killing spree but inside the subconscious of kids where no one can save them.
The new poster still manages to cover the majority of Haley’s face while in the Krueger makeup, and even though we’ve seen a few glimpses of it head on, he’s managed to keep it hidden. I think they want to save the big reveal for the film or maybe the new trailer. The next trailer is set to premiere on Thursday at 12:01 PST, but until then here’s a new poster to tide you over.
What do you think of the latest poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Does it show too little?