New on DVD This Week: A Nightmare on Elm Street

The 2010 remake of the 1984 horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, comes out on DVD Tuesday, October 5, 2010.


Photo by New Line Cinema

For those that have never seen one of the eight Freddy Krueger movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street is about 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.

The cast of the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street includes Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz and Connie Britton. This film is directed by Sam Bayer.

Top critics are giving the 2010 remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” mediocre ratings overall, averaging a C rating.

Luke Y. Thompson at E! Online gave it a B+. Thompson said, it was “a worthy Freddy follow-up.”

Bill Gibron at gave it a B+ rating, stating, “this Nightmare makes the material its own and as a result becomes one of 2010’s most unexpected delights.”

Owen Gleiberman over at “Entertainment Weekly” gave it a B- rating saying, “I liked Haley’s dour malevolence.”

A.O. Scott of the New York Times gives it a C and says “…for the most part the movie traffics in overly familiar scare tactics…” He goes on to say “It’s moderately entertaining and instantly forgettable.”

Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune gave it a C rating. He said, it “offers dutifully grinding thrills of a routine sort.”

Michael Rechtshaffen at the “Hollywood Reporter” gave it a D+ and says, “Good luck staying awake.”

Check out the trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street below.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language.

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