A Nightmare on Elm Street

(1984)

Nancy and her friends are having violent nightmares which all feature one common element, a disfigured serial killer with a glove made of razors on his right hand. When one of the group is murdered in their sleep. Nancy realises that she must stay awake and try uncover the truth behind this phantasmic killer Freddy Krueger.

EXCLUSIVE: Wes Craven Won't Ever Go Back to ‘Elm Street’ or Freddy Krueger

Platinum Dunes' A Nightmare on Elm Street remake/reboot, which was released in April of last year, was both a critical and financial flop. Fans hated what Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form did with the character and the changes made to the original storyline.

Now that Wes Craven, original creator of the that film's iconic slasher Freddy Krueger, has returned to Woodsboro for Scream 4, some fans have speculated that he may eventually return to A Nightmare on Elm Street as well somewhere down the line. After all, he did produce a remake of his very own The Last House on the Left.

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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Will Haunt Your Dreams in Blu-ray on April 6th

You can relive a Wes Craven classic in 1080p right before the theatrical remake hits the big screen. A Nightmare on Elm Street will finally be released on Blu-ray on April 6, just weeks before the Platinum Dunes A Nightmare on Elm Street remake hits theaters on April 30. This new BD disc will be priced at $24.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and features the film debut of a young Johnny Depp.

"1, 2, Freddy's coming for you." And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven (Scream movies) directs this trendsetting first in the slash-hit series. The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens. The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative. There's another film debut too: Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the hottie mcsmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambé the fiend. But ever-say-die Freddy will be 3, 4 back for more...even returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original. Sweet dreams!

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New Trailer for ‘Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy’ Documentary

Just in time for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the creators of last year's documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th are currently in the process of making a new doc focused on Freddy Krueger and his influence as a movie monster over the last 25 years. According to Dread Central, the documentary, entitled, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, will be released in 2010 as a two-disc DVD and will feature over four hours of extras, including the original documentary I Am Nancy, written, produced and directed by star Heather Langenkamp which looks back at the last 25 years since her debut as heroine Nancy Thompson and examines the impact of the Elm Street films on young people's lives.

Take a look at the trailer for the disc below...

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Robert Englund Talks About ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Remake Rumors

Bloody Disgusting recently caught up with actor Robert Englund to get his take on the truck loads of rumors surrounding the proposed Michael Bay produced A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Here's the word straight from Freddy Krueger himself..."It's a remake! It all came about while I was in Italy working on another film, so now I am back in Hollywood trying to play catch up. All I know is that Michael Bay made an announcement that he is producing the remake of the original. I don't know if it has Wes Cravens blessing, I presume it does. With the success of Rob Zombies remake of Halloween and Hills Have Eyes remake, The Texas Chainsaw remakes, I like both the originals and the remakes. But of all the films I think The original Nightmare on Elm Street is certainly the scariest possible of the 20th century. Because the nature of the story and the stylized surrealism, the dreamscape that unfolds, if any of these movies are need of a remake with the use of new technologies it would seem that A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of them. It really does beg for the new technology, if you could think about the original with the benefit of CG it wouldn't be a detriment. I don't think it would hurt it because it's such a great story and strong classical myth. I don't know what that means, is he in overalls because he is a janitor, no more sweater, maybe a tool belt or some sort of creative reinterpretation of the original. There is something sacred about classics, regardless of genre, but there is a time and a place for it, I am certainly not appalled with it. I just hope they have Wes's Blessing and that trust his story. But they could certainly have fun with the dream, sequences and of course re-interpreting Freddy.

I wouldn't mind playing a cameo; it would be interesting to see if I could play the dream psychiatrist, I have heard that there is an interesting script regarding a prequel to the original going around. But lets face it I'm not a kid anymore; I have done a variety of films in many genres. I came out of that makeup after 10 years, and after I did a whole bunch of different films I did Freddy vs. Jason and have been real busy since. I could probably don the makeup, but they would certainly need a stunt double for the action stuff. I'm only good for about one take; then I get kind of sore.

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New Line to Bring ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Back!

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are preparing to return Freddy Krueger to theaters.

EXCLUSIVE: Wes Craven Talks ‘Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel’!

The director hasn't been in the production loop.

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‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ Infinifilm Edition DVD Details

All-New, Never-Before-Seen DVD Bonus Features Include Horrifying Documentaries and Eye-Opening Filmmaker/Cast Audio Essays From Director Wes Craven and Star Robert Englund.