Horror movies were cool back in the day. They were scary as hell, made viewers jump in fear, and really gave us an insight into the minds of a psychotic killer, which we all enjoyed to some degree.

But after a few decades we got bored of the standard plots, with similar killings and no real special effects.

That’s why we’re seeing a whole new breed of slashed type horror films being remade in the current era.

The latest to take to the remake is A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The horror series was one of the most popular releases in the early 80s, and the chain of almost ten titles was a huge hit with the viewers.

Wes Craven was the mastermind behind the originals, but now we are seeing Samuel Bayer take over as head director.

The script will be written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer and will be produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The basic plot is the same as it is for almost any other Nightmare in Elm Street, where a group of suburban teenagers are being haunted in their dreams by the horrible evil character known as Freddy Krueger.

Jackie Earle Haley takes the role as the killer, with support from Rooney Mara, who plays one of the main teens, and Kyle Gallner, who plays Quentin, another main teen.

The movie opened in the states this week, as was welcomed with it being the 12th largest R rating film in the US.

First posted on Movie Nation: May 2nd, 2010

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