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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) review

by Wayne Emme
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) review by Wayne Emme
If a group of teenagers were really being chased by a serial killer whenever they fell asleep, they’d be in trouble if they were forced to watch the remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” It is one powerful tranquilizer. The concept of a remake might be a difficult one to grasp when it comes to the “Elm Street” series, since most of the eight films (yes, eight) have followed the same basic routine: a would-be dead man named Freddy Krueger, he of the striped sweaters and razor fingers, stalks young people who eventually vanquish him to the next chapter. Newly-minted number nine is supposed to be what they call a reboot, but sadly it’s not… Read more

If a group of teenagers were really being chased by a serial killer whenever they fell asleep, they’d be in trouble if they were forced to watch the remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” It is one powerful tranquilizer.

The concept of a remake might be a difficult one to grasp when it comes to the “Elm Street” series, since most of the eight films (yes, eight) have followed the same basic routine: a would-be dead man named Freddy Krueger, he of the striped sweaters and razor fingers, stalks young people who eventually vanquish him to the next chapter. Newly-minted number nine is supposed to be what they call a reboot, but sadly it’s not quite up to that.

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