Nightmare on Elm Street teaser trailer online
The teaser trailer for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake has arrived online this morning, and it looks scary, very creepy, and recreates a number of the scenes from the first film.
The story follows the disappearance of teenagers in a town that once saw a local mob of parents murder the Springwood Slasher, a local man who killed children using a glove with knives attached to its fingers. The mob burns him alive in the boiler room where he worked. Now teenagers are dying in their sleep in very similar circumstances.
It seems that Freddy Krueger is back, and he's killing people from beyond the grave, coming through their dreams and killing them in a world that he controls, your nightmares.
The original Nightmare on Elm Street was a great film that turned into a series and made both Krueger and Robert Englund household names. Now that could be the same for the new actor behind Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley, who is already known for his role in Watchmen (Filmstalker review).
The first thing that you notice is that it looks really stylish, way more intense than the first one, and there's a huge level of creepiness in there to add to the horror factor, a factor which seems to be pretty high if the trailer is anything to go by.
It's looking really good, well it was until the closing moment. We've already seen the moment that Krueger is created, we've seen a quick explanation of why, we've seen the references to the original film, it's all great. So why build up the terror of this individual only to show too much of his face and hear his voice at the end?
This is a teaser. It would have been much better if they'd cut that final scene and left it as is.
Still, it's really strong, despite that final scene.