I am sure that every single kid of my generation was absolutely terrified by the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and possibly one of the most famous- and SCARY villains of all time-Freddy Krueger.
I mean think about it, what is more scary than a veiny and slightly pink fleshy guy with a horrible dress sense (see knitted stripe jersey), penchant for wearing hats and scissor-blades as hands-
Come to think about it maybe this is why Johnny Depp jumped at the role of playing Edward Scissor Hands all those years later (see below for a pic of very young Johnnny Depp, 21 I think, in the very first Nightmare on Elm Street film).
So onto the reason for this post- Hollywood is currently making a new updated version of the classic aimed at scaring a totally new generation of kids- and I’m kinda scared… scared that its going to be rather bad. I mean just think about the remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that they did a few years back- HONESTLY, how you make turtles that skateboard, eat pizza and have a rat as a mentor/spiritual guide uncool is beyond me.
Im really holding thumbs as I’m a huge fan a proper scary movie and I remember the original movie as being worthy of making me crap myself (figuratively).
Anyways I’ll let you guys make up your own minds-
Here’s a trailor of the new version of Nightmare of Elm Street due for release later this month in the USA.
And now the original trailor- complete with scary voice over!
Neither of them scary? Whats wrong with you dammit 🙂
Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 will be released on 30 April 2010 across the world, but not in South Africa… Obviously… Cos we only get things later… cos we’re in Africa… Apparently.