One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…That’s right boys and girls of Elm Street! The bastard son of a hundred maniacs is coming back to theaters next spring, and after months of waiting, all those who didn’t have the pleasure of attending the panel at last July’s San Diego Comic-Con finally have their first look of the new face of the dream demon in this fantastic trailer for the Platinum Dunes remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, set to terrorize screens in April, 2010. Hit the jump to see the trailer for yourself!
Judging from this trailer, which is almost exactly the Comic-Con footage with a bit more dialogue and a different glimpse of Freddy, this film is set to be the best remake Platinum Dunes has produced yet. As a guy who isn’t too thrilled with the number of remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings coming out of Hollywood over the last several years, I have to say that this looks absolutely excellent. It seems atmospheric, disturbing, and geek god Jackie Earl Haley looks to rock us all right out of our socks as the man in the fedora, all respect to Robert Englund, of course. The small glimpse we get of Freddy here seems pitch perfect, and seems like this flick will do something for Freddy that hasn’t been done in over a decade…actually make him scary. Yeah, making an undead child molester who can attack you in your dreams scary, novel concept, I know.
Anywho, it’s going to be a long wait for this flick for anybody that loves the Nightmare franchise and has been waiting a long time to see it take back a little dignity. I know, “Freddy Vs. Jason” was fun, “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” was decent, if not little more than a long episode of “Freddy’s Nightmares”, but this looks like it’s going to blow those out of the water. Here’s to staying up late. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” opens April 30, 2010.