» Reviews: A Nightmare On Elm Street

Nathan Schwartz

|    Friday, April 30, 2010

  • Director: Samuel Bayer
  • Producer: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
  • Writer: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
  • Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz
  • Distributor: New Line Cinema
  • Running Time: 95 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Horror

I can kind of understand why some may enjoy A Nightmare On Elm Street, but I can see why people would say “meh”. This movie did scare me quite a bit, but it was shrouded in clichés, generally poor acting and crummy dialogue. If you are well acquainted with the original series, this may offer a hit of nostalgic goodness. Otherwise, this is just another formulaic horror film with generic thrills and very little creativity. I will say this though, Jackie Earle Haley is a marvelous performer, and it irks me that he is not recognized enough as an actor.

Verdict: Forget It

 

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