Review: Freddy unleashes terror with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Spicezee Brueau

Hollywood has always been enchanted with the cult of horror. Indeed, Hollywood studios have dished out umpteen horror classics, which include the likes of vampire, ghosts, psychos, werewolves and what not. As a sub-genre of horror, slasher films are quite popular for its extreme proclivity in chaos, bloodshed and gore.

‘Friday the 13th’, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘The Evil Dead’ are some of the examples of cult Hollywood horror flicks. Samuel Bayer’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ is a remake of a 1984 horror classic by the same name. Starring Rooney Mara, Kayle Gallner and Jackie Earle Haley, Bayer’s slasher film reprises the disfigured stalker Freddy Krueger, who has knives for his fingers. The movie revolves around a college going group, which unexpectedly becomes the target of Freddy’s killing spree.

As a remake of the classic horror film, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ sticks to its basics. The movie in not only gripping, but also frightening to the extent of terrifying the audiences, every time the ghastly Freddy Krueger appears on the silver screen. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ has an intense background score, which often enhances the dark and mysterious element of the film.

Yet, being a slasher film, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ follows certain cardinal codes, where at a certain point, killing becomes a usual norm for the success of its genre.

A film word, if you are a die-hard fan of slasher flicks, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ is all that to need to watch this weekend!

Ratings: Three cheers for this one!


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