"Did you know that after the heart stops beating, the brain keeps working for well over seven minutes? We still have six more minutes to play."
Freddy Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Directed by: Samuel Bayer
Written by: Wesley Strick; Eric Heisserer
Produced by: Michael Bay; Andrew Form; Brad Fuller; Richard Brener; Mike Drake; Michael Lynne; Dave Neustadter; Robert Shaye; John Rickard
Music by: Steve Jablonsky
Cinematography: Jeff Cutter
Edited by: Glen Scantlebury
Distributed by: New Line Cinema; Platinum Dunes; Warner Bros.
Released: April 30th, 2010
Rating: R
Running time: 102 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $27,000,000 [1]
Gross: $115,660,453 [2]
Previous: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and produced by New Line Cinema and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes. The film is a "re-imagining" of Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, which went on to spawn six sequels and a crossover film with contemporary slasher Jason Voorhees. The movie stars Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Human Target) as Freddy Krueger, a hideously burned demonic figure who stalks his victims in their nightmares.

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Official synopsis

"Nancy, Kris, Quentin, Jesse, and Dean all live on Elm Street. At night they're all having the same dream -- of the same man, wearing a tattered red and green striped sweater, a beaten fedora half-concealing a disfigured face, and a gardener's glove with knives for fingers. And they're all hearing the same frightening voice...
One by one he terrorizes them within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his and the only way out is to wake up.
But when one of their number dies a violent death, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Turning to each other, the four surviving friends try to uncover how they became part of this dark fairy tale, hunted by this dark man. Functioning on little to no sleep, they struggle to understand why them, why now, and what their parents aren't telling them.
Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due, and to save themselves, they will have to plunge themselves into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all... Freddy Krueger." [3]

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  • The tagline for this film is "Never Sleep Again", which is part of the nursery rhyme sung by the three little girls from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street closed out of theaters on July 15th, 2010. It was screened for eleven weeks, totaling 77 days. [4]
  • This movie marks the directorial film debut for Samuel Bayer. Bayer previously directed music videos for artists such as Green Day and Blink 182.
  • Jackie Earle Haley actually auditioned for the part of Glen Lantz in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, which went to actor Johnny Depp who went along with him to the audition. [5]
  • This is the first professional film work for actor Max Holt.

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