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    Default Nightmare on Elm Street (reboot?)

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    I loved this series when it came out. Such an original idea for a character, such a breath of fresh air in terms of storylines, SFX and villain for horror movies in a field that had been dominated by emotionless killers like Jason and Michael Meyers. On the heels of "It" being a box office hit, could this series see new life in this age? They tried rebooting it before, but it fell flat. I didn't see it, so I'm not sure why, but from the marketing it didn't really stoke my imagination -especially since the SFX these days mixed with the potential for dream imagery, and a darkly humorous villain should be able to create an exciting and fun experience. That reboot seemed like it was maybe too serious?

    Can/should this franchise come back? I wonder if Elijah Wood wants to play Freddy. My one casting idea though if they want to raise some eyebrows: Johnny Depp! (full circle since he debuted in the first "Nightmare" and he's certainly no stranger to heavy makeup and creating weird, unique characters - it could be his Joker...)
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    I like Wood, but Wes Craven is the only one who knows how to make these

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    there's only 1 freddy and that's robert england.

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    his efforts would be better utilized elsewhere.

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    I'd like to see it, if they corrected the mistake of the last attempt and knew that you need some degree of camp. On the other hand, it'll remain difficult to find someone to fill Englund's glove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Knight View Post
    I'd like to see it, if they corrected the mistake of the last attempt and knew that you need some degree of camp. On the other hand, it'll remain difficult to find someone to fill Englund's glove.
    What could be campier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal88 View Post
    there's only 1 freddy and that's robert england.
    Agreed. Robert Englund is Freddy Krueger. It's like making a Star Trek movie with someone other than William Shatner as Kirk or a Sergeant Bilko movie with someone other than Phil Silvers. You just get someone playing a role
    instead of what made the character interesting in the first place.

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    sadly , england is getting old now. arguably his last appearance as freddy was his recent cameo in the goldbergs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_EGsvVUcw

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    That's why he retired from the role, he felt like he was too old to be chasing teenagers around anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    I like Wood, but Wes Craven is the only one who knows how to make these
    Ummm.... Wes came up with the character, directed 2 of them and wrote (or helped write) 3 of them, but I'll contend that Wes actually gave us the weakest films of the franchise. The first was great for it's time, but it's dated horribly. He wrote a treatment for Dream Warriors, but his script was rewritten by several other writers. And then he gave us New Nightmare, which was a shit show.

    Then again, he DIDN'T give us Freddy's Revenge, so maybe not the weakest of the series...

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