Of all the horror icons, Freddy Krueger is my favorite. The first horror film I watched was A Nightmare on Elm Street, and from then on I was hooked. It didn’t matter what others thought of the sequels; I was glued to the franchise. So, what should one think when this series is put into some questionable hands?
Daily Variety launched my brain into panic mode this evening with the news that Platinum Dunes will be giving the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise a “complete overhaul.” I am not exactly sure what to think. How exactly do you change Freddy for the better?
PD sure is on a roll with this whole remake thing (“New Friday in ’09? ” – July 2007). So far they haven’t hired a writer or director, and there’s no word on if Robert Englund will reappear as the dream slayer. Good news? Ask the man himself in March at our Texas Fear Fest.
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