Freddy Kruger | 31 Nights of Horror

For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 20 prompt is Freddy Kruger. We watched the remake Nightmare on Elms Street (2010) on AMC’s annual Fear Fest. This was the day of Freddy  movies on the channel.


Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality.

Our Thought on Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

So we all heard the negative reviews before the movie even came out.  I’m not one to conform to the majority vote, I try to keep an open mind and give my unbiased opinion, even though I did in fact have low expectations, not just from word of mouth but from the previews themselves.

I have to say the majority got it right. It’s like a good example of how not to make a good movie. There was just nothing to be excited about. Some stuff happened, in a very mediocre way. The dialogue. was. monotone. with. woeful. expression.

Every other minute is a quick cheap scare. The sound goes quiet, then a large BOO (literally from Freddy) to make you jump. That’s the filmmaker saying I don’t really know how to scare people so I’m going to have a loud noise every minute to make you jump and think that what you saw is in fact scary.

I’m actually most surprised that I really missed Robert Englund. I was honestly actually looking forward to a new Freddy since the character has become so comical. I was looking forward to bringing him back into the realm of Horror. Not that Jackie did a bad job, I just feel he wasn’t really given a chance to do a good one. And all I could think was man, I miss Robert. Sometimes you don’t realize how good someone is until someone else takes their place.

I swear the kids looked like a Twilight cast, and just as flat and two-dimensional. The whole movie was just dull. I was hoping there would be at least SOMETHING, but it was just a whole lot of nothing.

2 out of 10


Freddy’s sweater was knitted by Judy Graham, the same woman who knitted Freddy’s sweater in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

The Elm Street home was filmed on an actual Elm Street in Barrington, Illiniois.