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A Nightmare on Elm Street


A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer, and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker and Kellan Lutz. It is a remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 film of the same name; produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes, it is designed to reboot the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film centers around a group of teenagers being stalked and murdered in their dreams by a man named Freddy Krueger, ultimately discovering they all share a common link from their childhood that is making them targets for Freddy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street was originally going to follow the same design as Platinum Dunes’ other remake, Friday the 13th, with the writers taking what they thought were the best elements from each of the films and creating a single storyline with them. Eventually, they decided to use Craven’s original storyline, and try to create a scarier film. That being, they decided to remove the one-line quipping Freddy, who had become less scary and more comical over the years, and bring him back to a darker nature; this included developing the character as a true child molester, something that Craven wanted to do originally in 1984 but changed to a child killer instead. The decision was also made to bring Freddy’s physical appearance closer to that of an actual burn victim, and the use of computer-generated imagery was used in certain sections of Haley’s face to further assist in that vision. A Nightmare on Elm Street was primarily filmed in Illinois because of the positive experience the producers of Platinum Dunes had when filming other films in the same area.

Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy in the previous eight films, voiced his support of the remake and the casting of Haley in the role of Freddy. A Nightmare on Elm Street was officially released in North America on April 30, 2010, and later released in foreign markets on May 8, 2010. The film was met with primarily negative reviews from film critics, as well as audience members who scored the film a “C-plus”. Regardless, A Nightmare on Elm Street broke the record for midnight openings for a horror film. The film has brought in over $63 million at the domestic box office, and over $115 million worldwide.

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Freddy vs. Jason


Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is the only crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. It is the eighth and eleventh entries in their respective series, pitting their antagonists, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, against each other.

In the film, Freddy (Robert Englund) has grown weak, as the citizens of fictional Springwood, Ohio have suppressed their fear of him. In order to regain his power, Freddy resurrects Jason (Ken Kirzinger) and manipulates him into traveling to Springwood to cause panic and fear. However, while Jason succeeds in causing enough fear for Freddy to haunt the town again, he continues to intrude on Freddy’s territory and steal his potential victims. This ultimately sends the two monsters into a violent conflict.

This film marked Robert Englund’s final appearance to date as Freddy Krueger, having portrayed him in all seven previous Nightmare films and the 1980s TV series, as well as the first movie since Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood not to feature Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees.

Chronologically, the film is set after the events of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, but before “Jason X. “Jason X” was released first because Freddy vs. Jason was stuck in development hell at the time.[citation needed] This film was the debut of R&B singer Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland as an actress.

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare


Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is a 1994 slasher film written and directed by original creator Wes Craven who wrote and directed the original Nightmare On Elm Street film. Although it is the seventh installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, it is not part of the series continuity, instead portraying Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain who invades the real world and haunts the cast and crew responsible for his films. In this film, Freddy is depicted as closer to what Craven originally intended, being more menacing and less comical, with a greatly updated attire and appearance.

The film features various people involved in the motion picture industry playing themselves, including actress Heather Langenkamp who is compelled by events in the narrative to reprise her role as Nancy Thompson. New Nightmare features several homages to the original film.

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Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare


Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare) is a 1991 American slasher comedy horror film. It is the sixth – and as the title suggests, intended to be the last – film in the series of films featuring Freddy Krueger. However, the success of the film prevented the series from ending (much like Friday the 13th parts four and nine). Another film, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, was produced following this film. Although Freddy vs Jason takes place before this, this was New Line Cinema’s first film released in 3-D.Robert Englund reprises his role as Freddy Krueger; Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto, Breckin Meyer, Shon Greenblatt, Ricky Dean Logan, Lezlie Deane and Tobe Sexton also star. Additionally, several well-known actors make cameo appearances in the film, including Johnny Depp (whose screen debut was in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street), Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, and Alice Cooper. Iggy Pop sings the movie’s title song, which plays over a montage of scenes from the previous Nightmare movies during the end credits.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child


A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is a 1989 American slasher film and the fifth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins. The film’s general tone is much more gothic and dark than the films before, and used a blue filter lighting technique in most of the scenes. The film’s main titles do not display the “5” which was used in all of the promotional material, TV spots, trailers, and merchandise. The main titles simply say “A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child”.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master


A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher film and the fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Renny Harlin.

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