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10.02.2009

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Every site that posted the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET trailer on Sunday night witnessed an overwhelming response from fans and detractors alike, a lots of which focused on Freddy's new face and peculiar voice. And in this online age of ours, SOME filmmakers actually listen to what fans have to say.

Producer Brad Fuller checked in with Platinum Dunes blog via Bloody Disgusting and addressed those issues, re-assuring fans that the new Elm Street is still a work in progress.

"We are continuing to refine Freddy's look", he offered. "Many people commented about the CGI on his face - and I don't want to give everything away but I will say this - Freddy's face is 98% practical make-up. Moreover, as you now know we went hardcore on what a burn victim really looks like."

As for that Clint Eastwood eating Jello voice, well "Jackie spent so much time on the voice, researching what people who've has their vocal cords burned sound like. He is still working on it and I suspect that we will be refining it, until the last moment." So, are we feeling reassured?

Extra Tidbit: I wonder what Robert Englund thinks of all this.
Source: Platinum Dunes

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8:00PM on 10/05/2009

apparantly

typing is not my thing either
typing is not my thing either
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7:59PM on 10/05/2009

i love jackie earle haley

but hooror remakes are not my thing and to say well we have a release date a trailer and what nbot but were still refining the voice and face....not promiseing
but hooror remakes are not my thing and to say well we have a release date a trailer and what nbot but were still refining the voice and face....not promiseing
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6:01AM on 10/05/2009

voice

Regarding the voice - I thought it was good and did sound like a burned mofo. Any distancing between the not very good previous films is a good thing. Robert Englund = camp. Everyone knows Freddy 1 was the closest they ever got to a horror film. After that it was a bit of a joke but I did enjoy Dream Warriors....getting all them powers was pretty sweet, no?
Regarding the voice - I thought it was good and did sound like a burned mofo. Any distancing between the not very good previous films is a good thing. Robert Englund = camp. Everyone knows Freddy 1 was the closest they ever got to a horror film. After that it was a bit of a joke but I did enjoy Dream Warriors....getting all them powers was pretty sweet, no?
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11:09PM on 10/05/2009
Actually New Nightmare was probably the closest they got to a real horror film... if you include it into the mythos.
Actually New Nightmare was probably the closest they got to a real horror film... if you include it into the mythos.
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7:38PM on 10/04/2009
word on the grapevine is robert englund turned down a role in this. Robert Englund, who has been in some THE WORST horror movies ever made, didn't want to be a part of this. To me, that does not make this movie sound good.
word on the grapevine is robert englund turned down a role in this. Robert Englund, who has been in some THE WORST horror movies ever made, didn't want to be a part of this. To me, that does not make this movie sound good.
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3:33AM on 10/05/2009
Technically, he turned it down before they even had a script. Still, it's something to think about.
Technically, he turned it down before they even had a script. Still, it's something to think about.
5:32PM on 10/04/2009

CGI DONT WORK ALL THE TIME

Why use CGI on FREDDYS face at all....they are so many talented makeup artists in the movie industry that the whole relism of a burn victim can be created by the use of makeup. The whole idea about not haveing WES CRAVEN help with this film is TOTALLY DISRESPECTFULL ON THE PART OF THE MOVIE STUDIOS..... I dont understand why to true horror fans , this SLAP IN THE FACE OF WES CRAVEN doesn't piss u off..... it does me for one .
Why use CGI on FREDDYS face at all....they are so many talented makeup artists in the movie industry that the whole relism of a burn victim can be created by the use of makeup. The whole idea about not haveing WES CRAVEN help with this film is TOTALLY DISRESPECTFULL ON THE PART OF THE MOVIE STUDIOS..... I dont understand why to true horror fans , this SLAP IN THE FACE OF WES CRAVEN doesn't piss u off..... it does me for one .
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1:27PM on 10/04/2009

A Change is needed

Personally I don't understand why people are so upset about the look and sound of Freddy. Its a reboot not a sequel, things are going to be different. Plus its as if people forgot how ridiculous the NMOES series actually became. The make changed every couple movies and the stories got worse and worse
Personally I don't understand why people are so upset about the look and sound of Freddy. Its a reboot not a sequel, things are going to be different. Plus its as if people forgot how ridiculous the NMOES series actually became. The make changed every couple movies and the stories got worse and worse
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3:31AM on 10/05/2009
Truth. Do an image search for Freddy Krueger. You'll get at least six contradictory images, and they'll alllll be Robert Englund.
Truth. Do an image search for Freddy Krueger. You'll get at least six contradictory images, and they'll alllll be Robert Englund.
11:10AM on 10/04/2009

I like it

i like the new look and voice...but i do think he needs to work on the voice a lil more... and as for the begining where it makes him look innocent... either a.) they will make hi innocent and then that gives him a lil more motive for revenge or and im thinking its goon a be b.) he is so fucked up in the head he doesnt think he did anything wrong
i like the new look and voice...but i do think he needs to work on the voice a lil more... and as for the begining where it makes him look innocent... either a.) they will make hi innocent and then that gives him a lil more motive for revenge or and im thinking its goon a be b.) he is so fucked up in the head he doesnt think he did anything wrong
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5:44AM on 10/04/2009

Making Freddy look like a burn victim = BIG Mistake

He looks like a burn victim years after the accident, after the skin has healed leaving behind the scars. Why would a dream demon's burnt flesh heal to look like a burn victim? What was wrong with the FRESH burn look of the originals? That looked far more horrifying, and made more sense (where he looks like he did at the point of death).
He looks like a burn victim years after the accident, after the skin has healed leaving behind the scars. Why would a dream demon's burnt flesh heal to look like a burn victim? What was wrong with the FRESH burn look of the originals? That looked far more horrifying, and made more sense (where he looks like he did at the point of death).
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7:06PM on 10/03/2009

AWFUL

Despite the numerous remakes of horror classics (I actually enjoyed Fridy the 13th) I've been looking foward to this since the rumor Billy Bob Thornton was to play Freddy. The trailer was a intriguing but the final build up was lost when the voice and face were revealed. If anyone remebers Gary Oldman's character Mason Verger from Hannibal, that's somewhat what the face of Freddy Eluded to. Freddy vs. Jason was not even six years ago and Robert Englund sounded, looked, and perfected a
Despite the numerous remakes of horror classics (I actually enjoyed Fridy the 13th) I've been looking foward to this since the rumor Billy Bob Thornton was to play Freddy. The trailer was a intriguing but the final build up was lost when the voice and face were revealed. If anyone remebers Gary Oldman's character Mason Verger from Hannibal, that's somewhat what the face of Freddy Eluded to. Freddy vs. Jason was not even six years ago and Robert Englund sounded, looked, and perfected a character I thought was lost. I have no hope for this movie.
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11:22PM on 10/02/2009
Platinum Dunes' remake-oriented production philosophies aside, you gotta give them credit for consistently listening to fan feedback. Not a big fan of the filmmaking style they all seem to go for, but you can't deny their faithfulness to source material.
Platinum Dunes' remake-oriented production philosophies aside, you gotta give them credit for consistently listening to fan feedback. Not a big fan of the filmmaking style they all seem to go for, but you can't deny their faithfulness to source material.
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4:52PM on 10/02/2009
I really liked the look of the trailer, it actually looked scary... Which is something horror trailers these days kind of fail to do.
I really liked the look of the trailer, it actually looked scary... Which is something horror trailers these days kind of fail to do.
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4:26PM on 10/02/2009

wait...

All I'm hearing is Oh no his voice, his face?? Seriously? What about the fact that it looks like their portraying Freddy as innocent of the child murders. What about that little nugget?? Me personally, I'm going into this film pumped as hell for a new modern, serious take on a dying franchise.
All I'm hearing is Oh no his voice, his face?? Seriously? What about the fact that it looks like their portraying Freddy as innocent of the child murders. What about that little nugget?? Me personally, I'm going into this film pumped as hell for a new modern, serious take on a dying franchise.
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3:00PM on 10/02/2009
I can't say I loved the trailer nor the way Freddy came out, but unless this is all horseshit, I have to at least respect their new approach. I actually don't think I'm going to dismiss this one quite yet.
I can't say I loved the trailer nor the way Freddy came out, but unless this is all horseshit, I have to at least respect their new approach. I actually don't think I'm going to dismiss this one quite yet.
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2:00PM on 10/02/2009

Well...

I'm glad tat they're taking into the people's voices into account, but I'm still having a hard time believing this pic. will actually be good.
I'm glad tat they're taking into the people's voices into account, but I'm still having a hard time believing this pic. will actually be good.
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12:37PM on 10/02/2009
Now I'm no fan of Nightmare on Elm Street. I didn't like the original at all, but I can respect something that a lot of people do love. Changing the actor playing Freddy is like changing who plays Indiana Jones. Freddy isn't some guy with a mask that you can change actors without anyone noticing or caring. Robert Englund is Freddy just like Sly is Rocky and Ford is Indiana Jones. I would be pissed if I were a fan. But who knows, maybe I'll actually like the new one.
Now I'm no fan of Nightmare on Elm Street. I didn't like the original at all, but I can respect something that a lot of people do love. Changing the actor playing Freddy is like changing who plays Indiana Jones. Freddy isn't some guy with a mask that you can change actors without anyone noticing or caring. Robert Englund is Freddy just like Sly is Rocky and Ford is Indiana Jones. I would be pissed if I were a fan. But who knows, maybe I'll actually like the new one.
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11:53AM on 10/02/2009

no

I'm not sold for this movie at all for now !
I'm not sold for this movie at all for now !
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11:16AM on 10/02/2009

In the End, it Doesn't Matter

I've said it many times before. Remakes aren't going away any time soon. We've reached the point with movies that it's inevitable something you loved in the past WILL be redone. You may get a good remake, you may get a bad remake. The BEST that you can hope for at this point is that the right people will attach themselves to a project.

Specifically as an example, they're making a new Drop Dead Fred movie, which I absolutely loved ever since I was a little kid. And then I heard that they
I've said it many times before. Remakes aren't going away any time soon. We've reached the point with movies that it's inevitable something you loved in the past WILL be redone. You may get a good remake, you may get a bad remake. The BEST that you can hope for at this point is that the right people will attach themselves to a project.

Specifically as an example, they're making a new Drop Dead Fred movie, which I absolutely loved ever since I was a little kid. And then I heard that they were making an update with Russell Brand. While I'm opposed to the idea of remaking the movie, there's FAR worse people who could be taking on the role. That's just how the movie business is these days.
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5:49AM on 10/04/2009
Remakes aren't going away because even though fans bitch about them, in then end fans really support the horrible trend by going to see these remakes in theaters.
Remakes aren't going away because even though fans bitch about them, in then end fans really support the horrible trend by going to see these remakes in theaters.
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11:08AM on 10/02/2009

Don't worry

This is going to be amazing. I am one of the biggest fans out there of the whole series. The good, bad and the cheesy. I say make it more "real", make Freddy evil, realistically burned. The teenagers are just going to be that. Just instead of bad 80s teenager acting, it will be what they are now. It'll be fun and scary
This is going to be amazing. I am one of the biggest fans out there of the whole series. The good, bad and the cheesy. I say make it more "real", make Freddy evil, realistically burned. The teenagers are just going to be that. Just instead of bad 80s teenager acting, it will be what they are now. It'll be fun and scary
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10:34AM on 10/02/2009
Im never one to count my chickens...but I think this one looks like it could be one of the good remakes along the lines of Chainsaw massacre. But I been wrong before...
Im never one to count my chickens...but I think this one looks like it could be one of the good remakes along the lines of Chainsaw massacre. But I been wrong before...
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10:18AM on 10/02/2009

Lies.

Remember what the people at FOX told us when Wolverine leaked. The CGI is still being worked on blah blah blah, of course they are gonna try to save their asses.

Besides, no matter how much they change the look from the trailer it will still be a horrible movie.
Remember what the people at FOX told us when Wolverine leaked. The CGI is still being worked on blah blah blah, of course they are gonna try to save their asses.

Besides, no matter how much they change the look from the trailer it will still be a horrible movie.
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10:02AM on 10/02/2009

Maybe

This is somewhat reassuring but I'm still not sold on this movie yet.
This is somewhat reassuring but I'm still not sold on this movie yet.
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9:50AM on 10/02/2009

yes

I'm reassured. Look, we HAVE The Nightmare on Elm Street films and they're great. People are acting like the remake could somehow take that away from them. It's gonna be a little different, take it or leave it. If I don't like it I'll always have the originals. Plus Haleys not the one we should be worrying about here, he ROCKS. It's the f-ing Gossip Girl teen actors we should be bitching about.
I'm reassured. Look, we HAVE The Nightmare on Elm Street films and they're great. People are acting like the remake could somehow take that away from them. It's gonna be a little different, take it or leave it. If I don't like it I'll always have the originals. Plus Haleys not the one we should be worrying about here, he ROCKS. It's the f-ing Gossip Girl teen actors we should be bitching about.
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8:36AM on 10/02/2009
as much as i like Jackie Earl Haley, i just cant get myself to stomach this remake as i am a huge elm street fan, while the trailer was decent & seems they are going for a more realistic backstory & ya the voice did sound bad. Robert Englund to me will always be Freddy Krueger.
as much as i like Jackie Earl Haley, i just cant get myself to stomach this remake as i am a huge elm street fan, while the trailer was decent & seems they are going for a more realistic backstory & ya the voice did sound bad. Robert Englund to me will always be Freddy Krueger.
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8:20AM on 10/02/2009
I think the film makers and Jackie are well on their way to a cool product once finished. Can't wait to see this down the road!It's gr8 to see Freddy brought back to the big screen.
I think the film makers and Jackie are well on their way to a cool product once finished. Can't wait to see this down the road!It's gr8 to see Freddy brought back to the big screen.
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6:59AM on 10/02/2009

But it is not Freddy

I may very well like this. It is the only horror reboot I have been interested in.

My fear is that it will be too real. No dark humor, No campiness...in other words, not Freddy on Elm Street.
I may very well like this. It is the only horror reboot I have been interested in.

My fear is that it will be too real. No dark humor, No campiness...in other words, not Freddy on Elm Street.
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5:53AM on 10/02/2009
Englund might dig it, who knows. Has he even been asked?
Englund might dig it, who knows. Has he even been asked?
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4:34AM on 10/02/2009
I was fine with his voice. I didn't care for his face. But after reading what they're going for, I'm OK with it. I loved what they did with Friday the 13th and I'm expecting to feel the same way about the new Nightmare.
I was fine with his voice. I didn't care for his face. But after reading what they're going for, I'm OK with it. I loved what they did with Friday the 13th and I'm expecting to feel the same way about the new Nightmare.
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4:11AM on 10/02/2009
People have to stop stressing out about this crap. If we got the same damn crap in remakes from the original there would never be a point to make it in the first place.

Oh no! freddy's face isn't identical to that of original freddys! Oh no! his voice isn't the same.

give the actors and the crew of the film a little breathing room.
People have to stop stressing out about this crap. If we got the same damn crap in remakes from the original there would never be a point to make it in the first place.

Oh no! freddy's face isn't identical to that of original freddys! Oh no! his voice isn't the same.

give the actors and the crew of the film a little breathing room.
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3:44AM on 10/02/2009

supERB!!!!!!

If the trailer was a bit more tightly cut it would have had a better impact. For some strange reason while I dug the polish look of the film it lacked the eeriness of the original.
I do not wish to see cheap imitation of Englund's Freddy rather reinvention. Just my thoughts.
If the trailer was a bit more tightly cut it would have had a better impact. For some strange reason while I dug the polish look of the film it lacked the eeriness of the original.
I do not wish to see cheap imitation of Englund's Freddy rather reinvention. Just my thoughts.
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