A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer #2

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm,

a nightmare on elm street logo1 A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer #2

We now have a second official trailer for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street This is the first Elm Street film without Robert Englund in the striped jumper and razor glove; instead we have the inspired casting choice of Rorschach himself, Jackie Earle Haley. Personally, it was Haley’s casting alone that made me have some degree of faith in this movie.

The first Elm Street trailer pleasantly surprised a fair amount of people. You’ll notice that this new trailer still doesn’t give us a proper look at the new Freddy’s face (although you can see it (in a way) via the action figure) but I say showing less is a good thing for now.

Keeping him mostly hidden in shadows and just hearing Haley do that creepy-as-hell voice is enough to hook in an audience (I like that they’re bringing him back to being scary instead of continuing him as the almost pantomime character he ultimately became). And the fact that the franchise name is already established certainly doesn’t hurt awareness.

Check out the new Elm Street trailer below, courtesy of MySpace. But just remember – one two, Freddy’s coming for you…



The trailer gets a little noisy at the end (we’ve seen this happen more and more with horror trailers in particular) but I have to admit I’m interested in seeing this film. The dream sequences look imaginative, the tone is just about right and I dig the references to the original (“Don’t… fall… asleep.”). Out of all the remakes/re-imaginings of classic horror properties, this is the one that has the most potential in my opinion.

What do you think of the latest trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Enough to make you forgive that it’s yet another remake?

A Nightmare on Elm Street creeps into theaters on April 30th, 2010.

Source: MySpace (hat tip to /Film) and ShockTillYouDrop

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  1. I don't know still quite yet. Unfortunately I'll still go see it, because it's Freddy. LOL

  2. Hangin on the edge of my seat waiting for this one. Loved the earlier movies except 3 I think it was, because it was lame and nothing to do with the others. But this one almost looks like it may out do the classic. Almost.

  3. Very nice, this looks pretty good actually, a nice mix of things that look good and new, as well as a lot of classic looking clips, I will have to see this one in theaters for sure.

  4. Great trailer that ups my interest in the movie. I really hope the mediocre / negative reviews it's been getting are not true.

    Either way, the casting choice for Freddy is perfect. Haley was great in Watchmen and Shutter Island…perfect for this role.

  5. wow, i just don't know about this anymore. i'm not holding any high hopes for it. the tailors really aren't doing anything for u but of coarse i'l go see it. = (

  6. Jackie has really brought up an interesting Freddy. One that doesn't joke around like the recent movies.
    The first was the best cuz it was Freddy being a deranged, vengeful, psychopath out to destroy everything. That's why I'm seeing it.

  7. i dont like his voice, he doesnt sound creepy at all, sound like he's got a sore throat, and the make-up/special effects for his face doesnt look to good either.
    the special effects for the dream sequences are good though (especially the part where he comes out of the wall)

    like i said before, im only watching this out of curiosity, might even end up buying it on dvd like friday the 13th, if its half decent

  8. I have always been a bigger fan of Jason and Micheal Myers but I loved the first 2 Nightmare films, the rest became to full of humor. This remake looks like it is gonna be good and probably do the past films more justice than the remake of Friday the 13th did to the originals which were much better.

  9. If its longer than 90 minutes it might have a chance of success. I like the new laugh.

  10. OK so if your 25 or older than it can probably be said you remember at least one of the Freddy movies (if not all) THeirs nothing that can done to make Freddy scary short of cannibalism and graphic child murder scenes, and its a long bet that this movie is gonna be NC 17 or even a hard R rating lol. Im only wanting to see this movie because i want to know more about Freddies past…and im hoping they delve into it. I've committed myself to watching all the old movies again right before this new nightmare on elm street comes out also.

  11. OK so if your 25 or older than it can probably be said you remember at least one of the Freddy movies (if not all) THeirs nothing that can done to make Freddy scary short of cannibalism and graphic child murder scenes, and its a long bet that this movie is gonna be NC 17 or even a hard R rating lol. Im only wanting to see this movie because i want to know more about Freddies past…and im hoping they delve into it. I've committed myself to watching all the old movies again right before this new nightmare on elm street comes out also.

  12. Love the effect of the “body” in the wall. Loved it in the first and in The Frighteners.

  13. not happy that robert england isnt playing freedy, but ill go see it just because im a die hard elm street fan. wish he was playing freddy tho, this new guy got nothing on him. I seen his acting in watchman and wasnt fond of it, but who knows maybe hell pull it off :)..they could of atleast used Englands voice cuz this guys voice sux lol

  14. I agree wit u 100% :)

  15. Trailers are the ultimate spoiler! Remember how much hype the Cloverfield marketing campaign produced and that was all down to the fact that they DIDN'T show the main draw of the movie….the creature. The first Nightmare trailer was better in my opinion cuz it teased you with the idea that freddy was back and even gave a brief shot of his face cast in shadow. This second trailer gives you 2 or 3 shots of his face….admittedly still partially obscured….but there are too many reveals and now I feel like I ruined the film for myself just watching it.

    SECRECY, HOLLYWOOD……SECRECY! That is the key to drawing audiences! It'd be like going to a freakshow that says “see the amazing bearded lady” and next to that sign is a little collection of clips of the bearded lady….well, i've seen her now so….you've ruined it.

  16. Trailers are the ultimate spoiler! Remember how much hype the Cloverfield marketing campaign produced and that was all down to the fact that they DIDN'T show the main draw of the movie….the creature. The first Nightmare trailer was better in my opinion cuz it teased you with the idea that freddy was back and even gave a brief shot of his face cast in shadow. This second trailer gives you 2 or 3 shots of his face….admittedly still partially obscured….but there are too many reveals and now I feel like I ruined the film for myself just watching it.

    SECRECY, HOLLYWOOD……SECRECY! That is the key to drawing audiences! It'd be like going to a freakshow that says “see the amazing bearded lady” and next to that sign is a little collection of clips of the bearded lady….well, i've seen her now so….you've ruined it.

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