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Why are you screamin'? I haven't even cut you yet. New NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET trailer hits the intertubes!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Remake, reboot, whatever they're calling this new NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movie I gotta say... it's looking sharp. Pardon the pun. Visually the flick looks stunning... high production value, Jackie Earle Haley looks to be really kicking ass and taking names as Freddy and the nightmare imagery is cranked up to 11. There's only one shot in the trailer that really turns me off and that's the redo of Freddy coming through the wall. Here it's a massive CGI smear that makes me think these kind of computer effects haven't evolved since Peter Jackson used them in THE FRIGHTENERS almost 15 years ago. The original shot used a very cheap, simple trick of stretching a sheet of spandex against a hole in the wall, matching it to the color of the real wall, and pushing against it. And it looks a trillion times better. But I think I automatically have a dislike of these repeated shots. My favorite stuff in this trailer and the first teaser was the new imagery, showing Krueger's origin, etc. Every time I see the bathtub scene or the Tina murder scene or the wall-stretching scene I am forced to compare it with a movie that genuinely got under my skin as a kid and, as a result, means a lot to me today. I almost wish they did a whole different story, no Nancy, etc. Anyway, that's all my jibba-jabba. I'm hoping they knock this one out of the park.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer 2 in HD

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You can see it bigger on MySpace's video page. Thanks to our biggest fan in talkback, TehCreepyThinMan, for pointing it out! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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