Every town has an Elm Street. And every Hollywood has an Elm Street remake up their sleeves! HAHAHAHAHA! WELCOME TO PRIME-TIME!
Yes sir, you just can’t keep a good horror movie icon down. Jason Voorhees has been resurrected more times than David Hasslehoff’s career, Michael Myers went full metal under Rob Zombie and it looks like ol’ Freddy Krueger is getting ready to haunt your dreams again. Again.
Way back in 2010, A Nightmare On Elm Street got a remake under Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes label, joining a trend in Hollywood at the time to bring back every horror movie franchise possible.
That particular remake starred Jackie Earle Haley as the Elm Street Slasher, and it was…alright at best. It wasn’t the best remake, but it was slightly better than some of the other slasher reboots available, before it quickly faded into obscurity and allowed people to safely go back to sleep.
Now, it looks like New Line Cinema want another crack at resurrecting the Dream Master. According to the Tracking Board, the latest remake will ignore the 2010 version completely, and will have David Leslie Johnson working on the script. You might recognise that name as the guy who recently rolled a 20 on the latest Dungeons and Dragons adaptation.
If you’e never seen A Nightmare On Elm Street (REALLY?), the premise is simple enough: After the local child killer Freddy Krueger gets on the wrong side of some mob justice, he comes back as a demonic dream demon who kills the local teenagers in their sleep. It’s up to the hormonal youngsters to find a way to not only survive Freddy’s wrath, but to defeat for him for good.
Or a bunch of times, as original Freddy star Robert Englund was quite hard to kill in his eight feature film presentations.
The horror remake cycle is already turning quite quickly. Right now there’s a David Bruckner directed sequel to Friday the 13th on the way in 2016, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel called Leatherface and even a new Halloween movie being helmed by Marcus Dunstan.
Last Updated: August 6, 2015