So we are HUGE horror movie film buffs….I am probably more of a critic than my husband but we definately know what we do like and what we don’t like. We also tend to disagree…I prefer the horror films from the 70′s – The Exorcist, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The Omen, etc….All which have been remade except the Exorcist but I’m sure they’ll try and do that one eventually. I detest remakes, there was nothing wrong with the originals and in my opinion the originals are all way better but my husband likes the remakes…so this in turn leads to a classic from our childhood, A Nightmare on Elm Street. The original is from 1984 which so happens to be the year that I was born but having the amazing parents I did they let me watch these when I was little with them and instead of having nightmares from them I in turn have become a huge fan of horror films. But now they are remaking this and I am torn.
I was very mad just for the fact that they would remake this and then found out Michael Bay is remaking it…really!?! Great…not so much! Michael Bay is a douche bag! hahaha The only movie of his I liked was Armageddon. Since then he has been the producer on these remakes:
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (twice)
- The Amityville Horror
- The Hitcher
- Friday the 13th
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- and soon Friday the 13th: Part 2
Really?!? Does this guy not have any of his own ideas? He did Transformers which is based off of a children’s show! Ok now I must get off my soap box about him or this post will just be worthless! hahaha
Next I wasn’t excited for the remake because to me Robert Englund IS Freddy Krueger…no one else could even live up to this. He is universally known as that character. It was really really hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact of a Nightmare on Elm Street movie and Robert Englund is no where to be found. But I do have to say I am a fan of Jackie Earle Haley who played Rorschach on The Watchmen which was one of my favorite characters so I’m hoping he does well as Freddy. It’s some big shoes to fill.
But nonetheless of course my husband is ecstatic for this remake as he always is for remakes and I’m on the fence. It is one of my all time favorite horror films so we will probably go see it but I will be overly critical as I always am with remakes. Watching the trailers multiple times this morning has sparked an interest in me though. I like the cast they have picked which includes Kellan Lutz who not only is a hottie in Twilight but also is from North Dakota which always makes it awesome! Plus Kyle Gallner which is the cutie from Haunting in Connecticut which I hated but he was good in it. Thomas Dekker who played the very lovable cancer patient boyfriend in My Sister’s Keeper who was one of my favorite characters in the whole movie. Clancy Brown who has freaked me out ever since his role in the TV show Carnivale!
So with that said it has good things and bad but I leave you with the trailers to make the decision yourself: