Luke_X wrote:from what ive read, the initial test screenings werent very good so whether they re-edit it for theatrical release i dont know. the trailer didnt impress me much because im so used to seeing Robert Englund as Freddy. the new mask doesnt look very scary in my mind, it looks more like the one used in the final Nightmare film (the one where reality and the film somehow become one). i never really like the original Friday the 13th films because the stories didnt really pack a punch to keep me watching long enough or at least keep some concentration.
i think most people will agree that Nightmare 2 was a pretty terrible film, and ia gree they turned to the more darker comedy which was a shame really but it kinda had a novelty to it.
I actually quite like all of the NoES films. While I like a good serious horror, I also really like cheesy B-Movies, which is essentially the entire NoES series (with the exceptions of possibly the original and New Nightmare).
I'm looking forward to the remake, as I've enjoyed Michael Bay's horror remakes so far. Amityville Horror was great, The Hitcher was fantastic, as were both Texas Chainsaw films and Friday the 13th was about as good as it could've been - a bloke in a hockey mask offing teenagers, but still very watchable.
I know the new makeup doesn't look a thing like Englund's Freddy, but that's the point. It's not Englund. If they wanted the comedy Freddy then they wouldn't bother remaking it, they'd just shoot another with Robert Englund. Freddy looks more like a burns victim than a pizza this time, which means there'll be less of a comedy element in the film.
I think Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor and it'll be good to see how he portrays my favourite madman. From the trailer, it seems we're in for a darker attempt of a Nightmare film, which could go horribly wrong or it could be fucking intense. I'm hoping for the latter.