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New 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Officially a Go

Pillager Dunes...I mean Platinum Dunes has been buying up horror movie properties for the past five years and re-tooling them for a new generation. The success rate is alarmingly low when you consider that at least half the work is already done for them, since they don't have to come up with the concept.

Here's the company's entire output: Texas Chainsaw and its prequel, Amityville, The Hitcher, the upcoming Friday the 13th, a new Nightmare on Elm Street, David Goyer's The Unborn, as well as the unreleased The Horsemen and Fiasco Heights. Of the nine movies, only three aren't previously released franchises. And of the four we've seen, none of them are any good.

For the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which will not star Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, Dunes reserved parking space holder Brad Fuller is taking a brave new approach. It's going to be like the first one, he tells Shock Till You Drop, but bloodier. No...really?

"It's like what we're doing to Friday the 13th. We want to make a horrifying movie. The concept is so scary, don't fall asleep or you'll die. This guy gets you when you're most vulnerable, in your sleep. We love that. That's the basis of the movie. It'll be most similar to the first one but in terms of kills and dreams we'll borrow from the entire series."

I'm on record as saying a remake of the first movie in this series is exactly the wrong thing to do. Make the prequel. They talk about what happened to Freddy Krueger in the original, and it's a hell of a lot better story than just putting a fresh coat of paint on the first movie.

Of course, making the prequel would require more effort than watching all the movies and bookmarking all the cool killshots, and Platinum Dunes, by its own track record, has no interest in that.


Reader Comments (3)

God damn these idiots. Why, oh why do they need to anally rape every good horror franchise beyond the point of it crying and begging them to stop? I hate that whole "wow, that's a neato idea" attitude displayed in the quote. I love how he said what they're doing TO Friday the 13th. Rapists. Intellectual rapists.

Friday, December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Oh, for Chrissake! I knew this day would come. Boo!

(I'll probably end up seeing it though)

I hate myself.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBob

man stop beig so anal bout the remake its a fucking re make fuck the origanal is still ther n its not going eny wher. if u dont like the idea then dont wach it
i understand ur a noes fan but if thy want to make it agen let them no ones forcing u to go wach it fuck!
wats ur problem if u want some thing new then lern a languag n wach horrer films from other cuntrys
n if ur not willing the shut ur fucking mouth n deal with it
stop ur crying
all i ceep reading is o thats a bad idea
why r u guna remake it
the only thing that im complytly agry with is why change (Robert Englund) freddy!!!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhorrerfan

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