• A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Release Date: April 30th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 2010

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Teenagers Nancy, Quentin, Kris, Jesse and Dean are all neighborhood friends who begin having the same dream of a horribly disfigured man who wears a tattered sweater and a glove made of knives. The man, Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley), terrorizes them in their dreams, and the only escape is to wake up. But when one of their number dies violently, the friends realize that what happens in the dream world is real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake.

Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton

Director: Samuel Bayer

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Platinum Dunes

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Survival, 2010s, Murder, Police officer, Escape, Friend, Police station, Pursuit, Revenge, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    S.T. VanairsdaleMovieline

    It was boring. So, so, so boring. It doesn’t even give Haley the courtesy of a bad-guy showcase; his face frozen and obscured behind burn prosthetics, he spends most of his time spitting distorted one-liners from the shadows, like some anonymous mob witness on an episode of Dateline NBC. It’s boring and a waste. show more

  • 50
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    By today's standards, it is only medium-bloody, though it's more than usually grim, its young protagonists sullen enough to qualify for the "Twilight" movies. Yet it affords precious little sadistic pleasure, partly because it "dares" to lay out more directly the pedophiliac demons plaguing Freddy the serial killer. show more

  • 30
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence, at least from an artistic point of view. show more

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