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02.11.2009
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Crispy teen-killer Freddy Krueger is returning to haunt dreams, courtesy of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company and their ongoing efforts to repackage your old-school horror memories. And it sounds like the talon-fisted slaughter machine of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET has a director.

Dunes and New Line have apparently brought in Samuel Bayer to restart the fire under the Freddy franchise. Bayer, who's had a successful music vid career ever since "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in 1991, has been kicking around a couple other Dunes projects, the now-staked NEAR DARK remake and the original (gasp!) thriller FIASCO HEIGHTS.

Veteran screenwriter Wesley Strick (CAPE FEAR, ARACHNOPHOBIA, DOOM) was last tasked with delving into the background of the bastard son of a 100 maniacs, and his strange attachment to nubile brains and striped sweaters.

Dunes' rebooted FRIDAY THE 13th opens this week.
Extra Tidbit: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Wes Craven's original. How better way to celebrate than... by doing it all over again?
Source: THR

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2:31PM on 02/12/2009
I'm still incredibly disappointed that it's Platinum Dunes doing this, but Nightmare DOES need to be remade. It aged terribly. Sorry guys, but it did.
I'm still incredibly disappointed that it's Platinum Dunes doing this, but Nightmare DOES need to be remade. It aged terribly. Sorry guys, but it did.
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11:07AM on 02/12/2009
these complaints about certain remakes remind me of that quote from LBERTY VANCE, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Ive been under the same illusion of NIGHTMARE for years, but like some below have mentioned all in all it's a low budget film with a poor ending. While remakes arent new, this current pop culture where everything is at fingers lenght just makes the process more recognizable.
these complaints about certain remakes remind me of that quote from LBERTY VANCE, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Ive been under the same illusion of NIGHTMARE for years, but like some below have mentioned all in all it's a low budget film with a poor ending. While remakes arent new, this current pop culture where everything is at fingers lenght just makes the process more recognizable.
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8:29AM on 02/12/2009
I'd've said the first A Nightmare On Elm Street was by far the superior film of the series. Still, I reckon this is a franchise that still has legs, and a reworking of Freddy could be really interesting if done well. A big 'if' given some remakes, but the opportunity is there.
I'd've said the first A Nightmare On Elm Street was by far the superior film of the series. Still, I reckon this is a franchise that still has legs, and a reworking of Freddy could be really interesting if done well. A big 'if' given some remakes, but the opportunity is there.
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4:46AM on 02/12/2009

brilliant!


i luv this guys work!
im no real excited to see a new freddy flick!

i luv this guys work!
im no real excited to see a new freddy flick!
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3:56AM on 02/12/2009
I was against this but Bayer directing, wow, I want to really see this now.
I was against this but Bayer directing, wow, I want to really see this now.
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1:33AM on 02/12/2009

Elm Street 1 wasn't exactly perfect

To all of you who are seconds away from complaining about remaking classics, let's be honest: the original isn't very good. Just watched the first few movies again. The first one has horrible acting, an annoyingly vague ending, and a couple of neat deaths. It would be pretty easy to remake it better. Hell, Elm Street 3 and New Nightmare did it better.
To all of you who are seconds away from complaining about remaking classics, let's be honest: the original isn't very good. Just watched the first few movies again. The first one has horrible acting, an annoyingly vague ending, and a couple of neat deaths. It would be pretty easy to remake it better. Hell, Elm Street 3 and New Nightmare did it better.
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1:03AM on 02/12/2009

Do it!

I'm game for the resurrection of any 70's-80's Horror franchise.
I'm game for the resurrection of any 70's-80's Horror franchise.
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