Taken from IMDB.
Remind me again why I go see horror movies? Oh wait...because I'm a masochist...that explains so much. Anyhoo, A Nightmare on Elm Street is a re-imagining of the classic 1987 slasher flick, something that usually ends up being a flop in the box office. That said, this is one of the first re-made horror films that actually lives up to its potential.
The film is led by an ensemble cast featuring Katie Cassidy, Rooney Mara, Jackie Earle Haley, and Thomas Dekker. The acting in this horror flick was surprisingly good, and while a few of the actors were not-so-believably young in the film, they did very well portraying sympathetic victims. I find that it's hard to feel bad for a lot of the victims in such films these days.
While the film is light on the blood and guts, it's heavy on the panic factor. I'd say most of the audience jumped at least 10 times in the film. The film also explores Freddy's past - something that makes A Nightmare on Elm Street work a lot better. Overall, I give this film a 4 out of 5, but I'd only recommend it to those who enjoy scary movies. The trailer is below.