Put on a pot of coffee and stock up on No-Doze because everyone's favorite bastard son of a hundred maniacs is about to make his big screen comeback. Platinum Dunes has unveiled the second trailer for Samuel Bayer's re-imagining of Wes Craven's classic A Nightmare on Elm Street--and my early reaction is that it looks decent.

The new clip comes courtesy of Trailer Addict and it showcases lots of footage we hadn't seen in the earlier spot during its two-and-a-half minute running time. The most interesting thing, to me anyway, is how many scenes they've recreated from the original film. We knew the bathtub scene was making a comeback, but the new trailer reveals that the "Freddy stretching through the wall like it was made of spandex" scene is coming back as well--with some dodgy looking CGI--and it appears Tina's gravity-defying death scene might be featured too.

For those of you who are wondering, yes, the clip does feature Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. There was a great deal of concern about the actor's voice after the last trailer debuted--and while it sounds like they've changed it to a certain degree for this trailer, I'm still not feeling it's what it should be. Perhaps it will grow on me in the context of the full performance.

I'm not getting too excited for the film based on these previews--Platinum Dunes has suckered me into a bad remake with a good trailer before--but it's hard to deny that the project shows definite signs of promise.

Jump past the break to check out the new clip. Freddy is set to start stalking your dreams on April 30th.
categories Horror