I really don’t like the recent trend of remaking classic horror movies. There’s nothing wrong with the originals, so let’s just leave them alone. That being said, the teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street actually looks pretty good. It looks like it stays true to the spirit of the original, and Jackie Earle Haley seems like a perfect fit for Freddy Krueger.
On the other hand, it’s produced by Michael “Explosions Give Me a Hard On” Bay, and the director, Samuel Bayer, seems to have only done music videos before. So it could really, really suck. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think:
A Nightmare on Elm Street comes to theaters April 30th, 2010.