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A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all
being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as
they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.
Horror - This is a remake of the wildly popular '80s horror series of the same
name, aimed at older teens and young adults. Those used to the
wisecracking humor of killer Freddy Krueger as seen in the sequels may
be surprised by how dark and serious the character and this film is,
as it is more close in tone to the original 1984 film than the lighter
sequels. Twilight fans may be disappointed by Kellan Lutz's
limited screen time. The film is much too violent and intense for
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 50 moviegoers:
TEENS:WOW! For a horror movie these are GREAT REVIEWS from both males and females. Usually horror movie reviews are very mixed but these clearly indicate that nearly everyone LOVED "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:(same as TEENS above)
ADULTS:Usually these types of movies are not enjoyed much by adults. This one didn't get great reviews, but it did get decent reviews from both males and especially females.
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.