Newswire: Robert Englund gives his take on where the Elm Street remake went wrong

Robert Englund recently made an appearance at Belfast Comic-Con, discussing his upcoming projects The Midnight Man and Nightworld. But, as it inevitably does, chatter turned to the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, the 2010 remake, and his possible return to the series.

“I think they just brought it out too soon [after the Blu-ray release of the original series], but it had an amazing cast,” Englund said, praising Rooney Mara and Clancy Brown specifically. “They reshot the opening and it threw the movie off kilter. You don’t see any of the people happy go-lucky, they’re never untainted,” he said, referring to the pharmaceutically doped-up teenagers in Samuel Bayer‘s remake. “They’re practically zombies from the get-go because they’re haunted by Freddy, and I think that was a miscalculation. You need to see before and after so you can invest emotionally with the children.” The criticism makes …

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