Well, it looks like all our waiting has paid off, as the trailer for Platinum Dunes' A Nightmare on Elm Street is online as of midnight.
The Captain's Thoughts: My anticipation with this film continues to grow. The first image and poster were great, the trailer is damn near everything I wanted it to be. Jackie Earle Hayley keeps proving himself as the right guy for the job and this pretty much sets it in stone. We see shots of a scary, shadowed Freddy, some nice homages to the original film, and some beautiful nightmare imagery. The trailer's opening shot is interesting, and the film seems to be trying a new take on the Krueger mythos with adding a "did he/didn't he do it" mentality to the film. As in: was Krueger a monster before the fire, or was he made that way by what was done to him, and does it matter in the end? All intriguing. Now, for the look of the monster. This is most definitely Freddy Krueger. All the elements are there and striking images. But, this is Jackie Earle Hayley's Krueger, not Robert Englund's, and the differences are there and noticeable. They reached the perfect balance of new/old.
If the trailer is any indication, this should shape up to be one of the best horror films of 2010. You can view it here: http: http://www.myspace.com/trailerpark