Former music video director Samuel Bayer‘s re-make of the 1984 Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street has been hotly contested. At first we couldn’t imagine a version sans wise-cracking Robert Englund, but after viewing this newly-debuted trailer, we’re sold. Although it begins with the requisite barely-lit scenes juxtaposed with ridiculously attractive high school kids, things become increasingly creepy as the trailer progresses. We actually jumped a few times.
Check out Jackie Earle Haley‘s reincarnation of Freddy Kruger — who seems to be a fan of lurking in the shadows — along with the original movie’s trailer (for comparison’s sake), after the jump.
A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters April 30, 2010. What do you think of this new Freddy?