Director: Samuel Bayer
Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner
Alright. Normally I’m pretty neutral on these things, but this was AWFUL. I don’t even have a preamble for it, it was THAT bad. Freddy is a horror icon. To reduce him to what this movie has is absolutely pathetic.
This movie has a number of call backs to all the originals – but not in a good way. It’s rather pathetic the way the try to mix in iconic Freddy moments with this Freddy wanna-be and the extremely weak story line. The acting was weak, the music was boring, and the effects? The reliance on visual computer effects only served to further ruin the entire Freddy experience. Freddy’s iconic make-up and look are gone… leaving you with nothing but a pathetic pile of what used to be one of the most nightmare inducing franchises of the 80’s.
I’m not even going to talk more about it. This is one sad bloody kitty out of five.