I haven’t really been to keen to the neo-horror classic reboots (as they have fallen way short in living up to the originals) but something has surfaced today making me reevaluate my previous stance. The second full trailer for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake has surfaced and I am actually quite drawn to it. The reason you ask? Well it’s probably a culmination of three points. 1. I have been an increasingly interested fan of Jackie Earle Haley since he was Rorschach in The Watchmen (a role where he kicked major ass), 2. Twilight alum Kellan Lutz is in this movie (and so I get points with the wife for supporting Twilight cast flicks) and 3. Possibly the trailer wizards have done it again, making something so principally ill-fated look actually pretty damn intriguing.
So have a look and let me know what you think…
Again I may be blindly led into thinking this movie will work because of the kinda flashy, kinda spooky trailer. Unfortunately I felt the exact same way with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th trailers but they all were utter messes…and I don’t mean the body counts…Ba-Zing!
Seriously, my one hope for this is the performance of Jackie Earl Healey (who is also pretty funny in the TV show Human Target). SO we’ll see how he does in this. His voice seems to be some strange mix of Christian Bale’s ‘Batman’ in The Dark Knight and John Hurt’s ‘John Merrick’ in The Elephant Man. Also, what’s with Michael Bay making most of his movies with plot lines connected to the 80s? Coincidence or product of him liking the coolest decade ever?!? Who knows but if the trend continues, I’d like to see him have a hand at either a Thundercats or Voltron live action adaptation.
But as far as Elm Street goes, what do you think of the trailer? Are you “Ready for Freddy?”