We've had remakes of the classic horror films such as Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm StreetA Nightmare On Elm Street 2. A new reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street will soon be developed.
Unfortunately, we all remember the 2010 remake starring Jackie Earl Haley. It wasn't a complete train-wreck, with a solid cast, just developed poorly. What we can do now if hope for the best with the new re-imagined version of the story. Even though we will be getting a new director vision, there are things that we can hope they will use that will remind us of the original series. Here are 7 things, in my opinion that would make the new film successful.
1. Bring back Robert Englund
We all know that one of the real reasons the previous remake didn't work was because they didn't use the original Freddy. We love you Jackie Earl Haley, but this is Roberts role and only Roberts role. Yes, he's getting older, but that just means they can fit that into the story somehow. It would be REALLY interesting to see them continue the story from the original series somehow. But when you think Freddy Krueger, Robert is the only one that comes to mind.
2. Don't use CGI for Freddy's face
Something that everyone can agree with from the 2010 remake is the poor outcome of the burned marks on Freddy's face. Yes, some may argue that it's supposed to be "more realistic" and what an actual burned victim would look like. But if it's displayed poorly, it's not going to go well. The Freddy makeup from the original series was something that fans appreciated. From watching behind the scenes, to interviews, I understood how long the makeup to to put on Robert's face, with hours and hours of sitting in a chair. And I may say, the result looked fantastic. This real makeup maybe doesn't look as realistic, but it definitely makes of the character of Freddy. So please, for people working on the new film, use practical makeup.
3. Make Freddy funnier
Something that makes Freddy such a good character is how much of a dark comedian he is. For me personally, most of the lines that stick in my head from these films are the one liner jokes, or puns. In the 2010 remake, the Freddy was a lot more serious, which in my opinion didn't work as well. Yes, it may have been a little scarier, but that's not who Freddy is.
4. More interesting kills
Another thing that I like about the original series is that creative kills. That's another thing that this past remake lacked. In the original, he uses the victims weaknesses to kill them. Here are some examples:
Overall, I'm excited to see where they go with the new film! Casting will be a huge factor in the films success. What do you guys think about the remake? What can they do to make a good?