Samuel Bayer’s 2010 remake of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger is now streaming over on Netflix. You know, if you care.
Stream it HERE.
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language, the remake told the tale of teenagers Nancy, Quentin, Kris, Jesse, and Dean who are all neighborhood friends that begin having the same dream of a horribly disfigured man who wears a tattered sweater and a glove made of knives. The man (Jackie Earle Haley) terrorizes them in their dreams, and the only escape is to wake up. But when one of their own 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.
It currently holds a mere 15% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Visually faithful but lacking the depth and subversive twists that made the original so memorable, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake lives up to its title in the worst possible way.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) was directed by Samuel Bayer from a screenplay written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer from a story by Strick based on characters created by Wes Craven. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller produced. It starred Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, and Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes were behind the flick which was unleashed on April 30, 2010.