‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Synopsis & Trailer Images

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Yesterday morning, the teaser trailer for A Nightmare On Elm Street was released upon the world. Today, our friends over at Bloody Disgusting not only have the full synopsis for the film, but have also pulled over 40 high-res photos from the trailer. Now you won’t have to keep skipping around and hitting pause in an attempt to get a good look at Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kruger.

Here’s an exert from the official synopsis:

A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.

Donning Freddy’s trademark fedora, red-and-green striped sweater, and four-bladed glove is Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”).

The film is being directed by award-winning music video and commercial director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”), marking his feature film debut.

The teens whose dreams are terrorized by Freddy Krueger are played by an ensemble of young actors, including Kyle Gallner (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), Katie Cassidy (“Taken,” TV’s “Supernatural”), Rooney Mara (“Urban Legend: Bloody Mary”), Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Kellan Lutz (“Twilight,” upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”). The supporting cast also includes veteran character actor Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Highlander”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”).

Samuel Bayer is directing “A Nightmare on Elm Street” from a screenplay by Wesley Strick (“Cape Fear,” “Wolf”) and Eric Heisserer. The film is produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, whose company has enjoyed success with a number of re-imagined horror franchises, including “Friday the 13th,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “The Amityville Horror.” The executive producers are Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, and Mike Drake (“The Number 23,” “The Whole Nine Yards”). The co-producer is John Rickard.

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To give you a better look at Freddy’s face/makeup, we played with the brightness/contrast of the images. These were the results:

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Check the full synopsis and gallery of pics over at Bloody Disgusting.

After being able to read the synopsis and taking a better look at the scenes from the trailer, have your feelings changed at all in regards to the film? What about Haley’s look as Freddy?

Thoughts? Let’s hear ‘em!

A Nightmare on Elm Street will be released in April 2010.

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  1. Hey, it’s the girl from Harper’s Island and Supernatural! I guess she’s the new scream queen now. As for Freddy, I like the new look, it’s scarier that the classic Freddy, looks more menacing. I guess they had to change his face to distant themselves from “funny over-the-top comical Freddy” Robert Englund portrayed in the later, crappy half-parody sequels

  2. Oh, i just saw that this is directors debut film. So, i doubt it will be any good.

  3. Looks really good. He looks great. More realistic then the old. I think Jackie will do a great job.

  4. This has some of the right ingredients to make a great film, and some the right ingredients to make a sucky one. Jackie Earle Haley has already played several convincing psychopaths, the movie makers say they’re shying away from the wise-cracking Freddie, and it looks like the tone is darker and more cerebral than before. However, there’s a brand new director, the dialogue doesn’t sound that good, and it’s produced by Michael Bay.

  5. @ Huggybear

    Richard Kelly, Kevin Smith, Steven Soderbergh, Andrew Dominik, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Sam Raimi, John Huston, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, the Coen brothers, Christopher Nolan, Neill Blomkamp: their debut films weren’t too shabby! None of them had Michael Bay involved, I’ll give you that…

  6. Not to mention Bryan Singer, Michael Mann and Spike Jonze…

  7. I was a big fan of the first one. I am hoping it will be good.

  8. This is going to suck. ALL horror remakes suck. Actually, most horror movies suck, reboot or original. The original Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the few that didn’t.

  9. THIS NEW JACKIE HALEY WILL NEVER MATCH UP TO THE ORIGINAL FREDDY KRUGER.HOW THE HELL CAN WES CRAVEN SIGN AWAY THE RIGHTS TO HAVE SUCH A CLASSIC REMADE? IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE HE IS GOING BROKE AND HOLLYWOOD IS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY. ROBERT ENGLAND WILL ALWAYS BE THE ORIGINAL FREDDY KRUGER AND NO ONE WILL EVER MATCH UP TO HOW WELL OF A JOB HE DID..THANK YOU..
    PS
    I AM A 80S KID N I DID FOLLOW THE KRUGER CRAZE SO DONT THINK I DONT KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!!

  10. @ Andy S
    I agree with ya. I think it talke all my friends to talk me into goin to the movie. If i do, it will be a matinee showing,lol. I was all for the makin a prequel ida for Nightmare On Elm Street with Robert Englund. I doubt this will surpass the original. The make-up doesnt look great to me. The original and its sequels is all i need in my collection. sequels werent bad, especially the 4th one that made the most outta the franchise not including Freddy vs. Jason. Anyways Friday the 13th wasnt that impressing to me as people hype it up to be so i doubt this will make a differance. I hate it when they reboot great movies.

  11. I love that they’re keeping ther bathtub scene. lol. also the seen where the girl flies off the bed into the ceiling.

    Freddy looks awesome. He actually looks burnt and not just gross

  12. i like the new look, he looks more realistically burnt. and i did enjoy the original NOES, but the sequels sucked. i cant wait to see this movie it looks awsome

  13. Looks pretty decent to me. Looks like they’re sticking close to the source material, but putting a more modern and realistic twist on it to boost the horror factor and I think it will work out in their favor. It will either be amazing or terrible, but we’ll have to see the final product to find out.

  14. I am looking forward to this movie. Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor and I am looking forward to his portrayal of Freddy Kruger. I will say the Halloween remake was a disappointment. I understand that film makers want to respect the material, yet do their own thing. I do like that they are making Freddy more serious and not spouting the comic one liners as the sequels to the original tended to do. Robert Englund was a great Freddy Kruger and as far as remakes it has been done lot of times with characters such as Superman, Batman, Dracula, etc, so remakes don’t bother me as much. I like the nods to the original film with the bathtub and the girl leviating up, and we see a backstory leading to this. I sure don’t won’t the film makers to like Gus Van sant did with Psycho and make a frame by frame remake of the original Hitchcock classic. I want to see Haley play Freddy Kruger not Haley playing Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger.

  15. looks good

  16. @ luke
    Howcome you didnt like the sequels? 4th one made the most money outta all of them besides the crossover. I thought they had some creative death kills starting with part 3. Sure he started to make wise cracks but thats what made him unique from Michael Myers & Jason Voorhees since those two are pretty much alike. Why have all slashers be the sameway?

  17. @ The Big Dentist

    Don’t forget Zach Snyder! And his debut was a horror remake….

  18. @OG CRITIC

    Writing in CAPS LOCK only makes you look like an angry kid.

  19. Wow first off the new freddy look is stupid. He looks more retarded than scary. Next to whoever said how could Wes Craven sign away the rights and then say that it’s because Craven is broke. That is the dumbest thing I’ve heard all day. Craven doesn’t own the rights to the franchise. New Line Cinema owns the rights and has so since the first film was made. Trust me Wes Craven is far from broke. If he was broke he couldn’t produce movies which he has been doing more of lately than directing. Now back to the movie. I really like the dark atmosphere of the photography and will give this a chance. I hate Freddys new look but i’m going to try an look past it. Nightmare on Elm Street is my all time fave horror movie and I’m hoping it will be at least entertaining to watch.

  20. Wow… a lot of you guys are Debbie-downers. Horror or not, remake or not, take it for what it’s worth. There is obviously still a market out there to make NOES movies and New Line wasn’t sure what direction they wanted to take it in…so they’re working with PD and they’re giving us this. I think it looks great and I’m super excited to see it. I’ve been a HUGE NOES fan ever since I was a little kid, and I say, any way that Hollywood can bring Freddy back to the big screen, I’m all for it. The peeps who say “How can they remake a classic?! It’s untouchable!” etc etc… C’mon, let’s get real. They’re not remaking Citizen Kane here. If you’re a REAL fan, I think you should be excited to see this.

    FYI: I am also a Friday the 13th fan and I thought the remake PD did was pretty good! I don’t get why all the bad talk about it… sure it was kind of campy and some weak attempts at comedy, but the story and acting was way better than any of the F13 movies from the 80′s, right?! Excited for the 2nd one… :)

  21. This new version looks kinda corny. Done by a guy who’s never even made anything longer than 5-10 minutes and now we have a Freddy Krueger with CGI Make-Up? Are you kidding me? This kinda crap has got to stop because with all this un-realistic CGI stuff in the movies it’s not as entertaining. If I wanted to play a video game/CGI believe me I would do just that. We have got to get them to go back to the old ways of actual effects make-up and design none of this fully rendered crap-RJW

  22. I know what you’re saying, RJDelight, and to a certain extent I agree about the CGI, but from what I can gather they’re using it for the “negative space” in his burnt-up features. In a similar way to Two-Face in TDK: you wouldn’t have got the same ghoulish impact from traditional makeup.

  23. Looks great so far. Haley is definetly gonna be AMAZING as Krueger.

  24. I think this film looks like it will be kinda more like I think of Freddy .More gore in it maybe more body count like Jason .I also think you see alot of backlash cause Robert England isn’t in it but, Let’s face facts kiddies in a way he killed Freddy already with the comedy aspect to horror throwing up corny ass punchlines like he was making a bad boys movie or the last boy scout or terminator.This movie is way past due in my book an if people don’t like it just cause that your loss just don’t go broke paying to see it over and over when it turns out to be the best Freddy yet.

  25. I hope it wont be a waste of money because the more i read about the plot and script etc., the more im unliking it. Im a big Freddy fan and as a true fan i didnt mind how Freddy got be like he was from the original and progressed into the sequels. Mainly because that’s what made him unique from others like Jason or Michael Myers cause they just slash up their victims and move on to the next. Freddy is pure evil as they come and whats the big deal about intimidating someone before you go for the kill? Freddy knew how to strike fear into the minds of people and knew their deepest fear or their happiest thought and turn it against them. But in this film and having him being a victim at first is pretty lame as Pinhead talkin like shakespear etc. Anyways ill probly see this and hope for the best because Friday the 13th Reboot wasnt all what it hyped up to be. I thought of that one as more of a sequel. Samething with Halloween’s reboot franchise.

  26. Thats a good way of looking at it touche honkey.Kudos and lets just hope it doesn’t kill Freddy forever.Although I do think they need to turn him back into the villian not the hero.

  27. Im am so tired of reading peoples comments of them crying and whining over the fact Robert Englund isnt in this movie. This is a REMAKE! Not a sequel people. Yes there will never be anyone to replace Robert in our eyes and the name we think of when it comes to Freddy will always be Robert Englund. However, as far as REMAKES go, it would be down right stupid to cast the same exact actor to play the same exact role in the same movie he has already acted! If this were a Nightmare on Elmstreet Prequel then I would say YES by all means have Robert play the role (which I hope they make) but this is a REMAKE of nightmare 1! Not Nightmare 9! We should remember and cherish the original nightmare the way it is with Robert as Freddy. I view this film, as we all should, as an homage to Robert and the original. I do not want a Carbon Copy film of the original. I want an original look, an original voice, an original walk…so on and so on. Pay tribute but do not copy Robert and the original scene for scene. Personally,I think the trailer for the remake looks awesome! I am curious to see what they do for the ending because I always thought the very end of the film was something that was lacking in the original. I also like that Freddy is going to be dark again like in the first 3 films, because lets face it, having him like a stand up comedian in 4,5,and 6 was just stupid, entertaining, but not scary. 1,2,3,7, and FVJ rocked. Excellent choice in J. Haley for the new Freddy. I think he will be great and do the film justice, as well as make Robert and the fans proud. We should embrace the fact that this film and the franchise was good enough to even have a big enough following to warrant a Remake of the original. As a huge NOES fan for over 15 years, I Will be there opening night jumping out of my seat with excitement

  28. Reason is hate remakes is they always seem to intend to be a replacement for the original by barrowing certtain scenes. I always thought Remakes and reboots are supposed to be on their own direction. We seen the same thing in Halloween, Friday the 13th, and now Nightmare On Elm Street. They always seem to deliver same thing.

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