I wasn’t too thrilled when they announced they were “re-imagining” the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and the spots I had seen so far hadn’t done much to change my mind. But I’ll admit it, this latest trailer is pretty damn cool.
I’m a little miffed that they’re aping some of the scenes from the original movie (the claw in the bathtub among them), but that’s not a huge deal. If Michael Bay and director Samuel Bayer actually go for a straight horror movie rather than a campy remake, this could be good. I’ll even give Jackie Earle Haley a chance as Freddy Krueger, although Robert Englund pretty much owns the character.