I really hate to be the bearer of bad news. We’ve all seen and hated the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. The direction was a joke, the actors were horrible, and the story just plodded along like an elephant crashing through a china shop. The one and only saving grace in the remake was Jackie Earle Haley’s Freddy Krueger. Now I love Robert Englund, I really do, but his portrayal of the child killer never really scared me (not even in the original). And let’s face it, Krueger became a joke by the end of the series (although A NEW NIGHTMARE did a lot to repair that image). But I though Haley’s Krueger was both scary as hell and very effective. He was the one shining moment that almost made the film worth seeing … well not really, but you know what I mean.
But for you masochists who can’t get enough pain, IMDb.com recently posted that A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 will be coming our way. Here’s the plot summary found on the website:
After the 2010 Nightmare On Elm Street Remake ended the 2012 picks up 5 months after the ending. And follows the characters lives as in college everyone tries to move on. But the psyhcopathical killer returns after three students go to sleep the dreams begin again by singing the song in their heads and the visions begin again. Since then everyone has him in their dreams once again. How will Freddy be stopped? Nightmare On Elm Street II coming in 2012.
Is it me or is that possible the worse written plot summary EVER?!!!?? What did they do, translate it into Japanese and then re-translate it back into English? Worse yet, credit is given to “Dimension Films & Screen Gems” as the writer of the summary. Well I’m not convinced that this announcement isn’t a joke. I’ll keep my eyes on it. But what do you all think? Does the world need A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2? What did you think of Haley’s performance?