A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Trailer #2

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Warner Bros/New Line Cinema has released a new movie trailer for Samuel Bayer‘s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The new trailer gives us a much better sense of the film than the teaser trailer. We finally get a better look at the look and style of the nightmare sequences, and we also hear a lot more from Jack­ie Ear­le Ha­ley as Freddy Krueger, although we still don’t get a good look at his face. I appears they are trying to reveal as little of Freddy as possible, to make him more mysterious. I wonder if this is just a marketing strategy, or if the film hides the character in the shadows until the end of the second act? Having seen Jackie in full head make-up on set, I will tell you — he was terrifying to look at. It is also very strange watching Jackie Earle Haley in this trailer after returning home from a screening of Jason Reitman’s presentation of Breaking Away at the New Beverly Cinema, in which Haley appears as a young teenager.

I’ll be honest — I’m really not sure what to think about the voice Jackie used for the character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are making Freddy scary again — I always found it sad that the character devolves into an R-rated Looney Toons character in the later installments of the original series. Despite my hesitations (the recorded video on the laptop, some of the dialogue and performances of the co-star teenagers), I’m looking forward to this remake more than any of the other films Platinum Dunes has released thus far.

Watch the trailer now, embedded after the jump. I want to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Official Plot Synopsis: Fred­dy Krueger re­turns in A Night­mare on Elm Street, a con­tem­po­rary re-?imag­in­ing of the hor­ror clas­sic. 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. As long as they stay awake, they can pro­tect one an­oth­er…but when they sleep, there is no es­cape

Don­ning Fred­dy’s trade­mark fe­do­ra, red-?and-?green striped sweater, and four-?blad­ed glove is Acade­my Award® nom­i­nee Jack­ie Ear­le Ha­ley (“Lit­tle Chil­dren,” “Watch­men”). The film is be­ing di­rect­ed by award-?win­ning mu­sic video and com­mer­cial di­rec­tor Samuel Bay­er (Nir­vana’s “Smells Like Teen Spir­it,” Green Day’s “Boule­vard of Bro­ken Dreams”), mark­ing his fea­ture film de­but.

The teens whose dreams are ter­ror­ized by Fred­dy Krueger are played by an en­sem­ble of young ac­tors, in­clud­ing Kyle Gall­ner (“The Haunt­ing in Con­necti­cut”), Katie Cas­sidy (“Tak­en,” TV’s “Su­per­nat­u­ral”), Rooney Mara (“Ur­ban Leg­end: Bloody Mary”), Thomas Dekker (“Ter­mi­na­tor: The Sarah Con­nor Chron­i­cles”), and Kel­lan Lutz (“Twi­light,” up­com­ing “The Twi­light Saga: New Moon”). The sup­port­ing cast al­so in­cludes vet­er­an char­ac­ter ac­tor Clan­cy Brown (“The Shaw­shank Re­demp­tion,” “High­lander”) and Con­nie Brit­ton (“Fri­day Night Lights”).

In the­aters April 30, 2010.

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