'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Synopsis & Trailer Images

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.

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

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.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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