A Nightmare on Elm Street

Genre:  Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: April 30, 2010
DVD: October 5, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 2.98
based on 551 votes and 158 reviews
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Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Lia D. Mortensen

Synopsis

Nancy, Kris, Quentin, Jesse and Dean all live on Elm Street. At night, they're all having the same dream—of the same man, wearing a tattered red and green striped sweater, a beaten fedora half-concealing a disfigured face and a gardener's glove with knives for fingers. And they're all hearing the same frightening voice.

One by one, he terrorizes them within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up. But when one of their number dies a violent death, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Turning to each other, the four surviving friends try to uncover how they became part of this dark fairytale, hunted by this dark man.

Functioning on little to no sleep, they struggle to understand why them, why now, and what their parents aren't telling them. Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due, and to save themselves, they will have to plunge themselves into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all... Freddy Krueger.

Director: Samuel Bayer
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Form, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller
Screenplay: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
Official Site: www.nightmareonelmstreet.com

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  • 1 star "An improvement on the original, but still pretty bad."
  • 1 star "even funnier than the original! if you love bad movies, you can't go wrong with this character!"
  • 5 stars "i thought it was amazing! and scary"