When it comes to the Hollywood glitzed remake’s the prospect within the horror genre have been rather dour with nothing but gore and cheap shock value to make up for the lack of practical affect ingenuity and the self reflective moral trifecta of teenage sex, abuse and child neglect that made up greatness of the past decades summer movie horror slots.
The mid 2000’s began the trend of the remake; with the latter of that chopping block such as A Nightmare on Elm Street starring Jacky Earl Hayley. Which turned out to be an uncreative rapey pedophile fueled nightmare that had predictable teenage drama driven stereotypes that made you intentionally beg for their forth coming deaths sooner than the actual movie plot delivered them. The receptions for the film were harsh critic and fan alike. Giving New Line Cinema the incentive to push any further continuations for the franchise on hold. With murmurs and whispers alike about a new coming Nightmare reboot that has been vaguely confirmed by New Line with no actual updates on progress or release.
Just what can they do to rejuvenate the franchise without beating a dead horse? Well, the original Elm Street slasher himself Robert Englund has proposed a pretty interesting idea stating to Florida Today.
“If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie, I have an idea I would have liked to see. I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child’s vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person’s subconscious would picture him in a totally different way.”
With that being said from the main man himself. Is there hope for this franchise with some creative casting choices via the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasus style? Have multiple actors play multiple versions of Freddy into one film. Or is this just another uncreative prospect doomed from the start ? Either way with some hope just maybe Freddy Kreuger can make it back to the prime time bitch.