A Nightmare on Elm Street is about a group of teenagers who find themselves haunted by a batshit crazy sadist in their dreams. Unfortunately for them, these dreams are quite deadly, killing off the majority of them. It works sort of like a mystery solving movie, where the group is trying to find out why this zombie looking guy has such a bloodthirsty vendetta against them. This is something it does well, and the story is definitely intriguing with all sorts of twists.
I have heard countless times that this movie is nowhere near as good as the old ones, so I will most likely be renting them next (if they ever come back, Halloween wiped out the more popular horror movie section). As a standalone movie, I thought it was mildly enjoyable. It's not going to blow you away with amazing horror sequences or acting that would make Morgan Freeman jealous; it's just....average. Freddy just isn't all that scary. Maybe it's because he has been so overused over the years.
A Nightmare on Elm Street gets a 3/5 for failing to give me any nightmares.Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:08 PM