In case you haven’t heard, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are bringing yet another ’80s horror classic back to the big screen with their reboot of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. Will it live up to the original? Doubtful. Still, I didn’t entirely hate the Friday the 13th reboot, and I do think the choice of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger is somewhat inspired. That being said, I’m not really a fan of the first trailer, which just surfaced online this week.
The remake is being directed by Samuel Bayer, and you can definitely tell the guy comes from a music video background as every scene seems to be bathed in either yellow or blue light. The thing that bugged me the most, though, is the whole “little kid singing a cute song in a creepy way” trick which has been used in practically every horror movie trailer for the past 5 years. This movie shouldn’t need to resort to that crap… come on! Make me feel like Freddy’s return to the big screen is an event. I’m also not sure how I feel about seeing every detail of Freddy’s back story in the film, but I guess that’s what will set this apart from the original. What do you think? Is this first trailer everything you hoped it would be? Watch it after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below.