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‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’: Freddy Krueger’s Getting The Reboot Treatment

Tue, August 11, 2015 3:53pm EDT by 6 Comments
A Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot
Courtesy of New Line Cinema

It’s Halloween in August, guys. ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ is officially being revived for (what will obviously be) a terrifying remake!

Freddy Kreuger is back, y’all. New Line Cinema has officially announced plans to remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, the horrifying flick that has continued to haunt, well, everyone since it debuted in 1984. The script will be helmed by David Leslie Johnson, who also wrote 2009’s bone-chilling Orphan, so we know the reboot will be in the right–and totally twisted– hands.

Of course, the new film will see Freddy Krueger once again returning to terrorize the dreams of the innocent, according to The Wrap. No word yet on who will portray the demented bogeyman, originally made famous by Robert Englund, though it’s a safe bet that a younger star will be cast in the reimagined flick.

For those who don’t recall, the upcoming remake will not actually be the film’s first. Nope, back in 2010 we got another A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, this one starring Jackie Earle Haley as the slashing bad guy. That film, despite receiving pretty universal pans from critics, went on to gross a whopping $115 million worldwide, so it’s easy to see why another reboot seems like a swell idea.

No word yet on an estimated premiere date, but we can only assume it will coincide with some Halloween of the future, right? Unless of course New Line wants to mess with us and give us all nightmares for Christmas 2016!

For those who don’t recall (or smartly blocked it out of their memory), originally created by evil mastermind Wes Craven, Freddy is an incarnation of an evil child murderer. After being released from jail, he is then caught and burned alive by his victims’ parents and, as they say, the rest is nightmare-inducing history.

What do you think of Elm Street getting another reboot so closely following the last one?

— Casey Mink