The original A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 horror film by Wes Craven revolves around teenagers being stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger, who was unbelievably creepy and surprisingly hilarious. The movie was filmed on a budget of about $1.8 million and it earned back all that money within its first week, going on to gross over $25 million at the box office in the U.S. Flooded with praise by fans and receiving phenomenal reviews, A Nightmare on Elm Street went on to make a significant impact on the horror genre, which spawned a franchise consisting of a line of sequels, a TV series and even a crossover with Friday the 13th.
The original film stars the horror icon Robert Englund, who plays the movie’s slasher Freddy in eight of the nine movies that are part of the franchise. Many actors got their first start in the franchise, such as Johnny Depp, who was in the first movie of the series.
One of the Most Popular Horror Films of All Time
There are horror films and then there are classics, with A Nightmare on Elm Street being one of them. Being that it is one of the most popular horror franchises of all time, A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the fifth top-grossing horror film franchises of all time. And the ever-popular movie series continues to scare and keep fans on the edge of their seats today. In fact, A Nightmare on Elm Street is so popular, there have been comic books, clothing, video games and even slot machines made in honor of the film. Yeah, that’s right, casino lovers can get a taste of what it’d be like to be in a real live horror movie with Freddie as they try to survive and fight their way to a jackpot.
One reason that the films are so popular is that unlike most horror films where the killer stays silent, Freddy talks. He talks a lot, and he’s harsh, getting into the characters’ heads, which makes it fun and interesting to watch. one to look at. There was no new footage shot for this trailer, but the notion of this franchise heading to Netflix is a good one that is worth considering. Fans and spectators have been surprisingly supportive of Mellinas’s trailer with hopes that maybe Netflix will make the idea a reality and bring the A Nightmare on Elm Street series to life.
For over two years now, rumors have taken over the internet in talks of another A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot to make up for the 2010 movie that die-hard fans despised. This long-awaited film will be the second remake of the original, which fans are hoping is much better than the last. Fans weren’t too happy with the 2010 remake because Robert Englund didn’t star as Freddy; that honor went to actor Jackie Earle Haley. Even Englund has come forward stating that the movie “sucked,” but went further. Last year, in an interview, Englund led on that he’d like to see Kevin
Bacon star as Freddy Krueger in a new remake. Although there has been no word on who will play Krueger in the new reboot, whoever has some big shoes to fill, as Englund made the character. A date for the reboot has yet to be given and there hasn’t been much talk on if production has even begun with the film
Fans Can’t Wait for the Reboot
Even though fans were disappointed in the last reboot, they can’t help but smile with horror at the prospect of the new film. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic, and fans want the movie to be done right or not done at all. Fans are eagerly waiting to hear something, anything from the franchise to give them a clue about when to expect the reboot. Instead of impatiently waiting for New Line Cinema to resurrect Freddy, one YouTube user who is also a massive fan of the franchise took it upon himself to put together a fan trailer depicting what “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Netflix TV series might look like.
The trailer was put together by YouTube user Jose Mellinas, who used footage from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, the 2010 remake of the movie and Freddy vs. Jason. The trailer also features footage from numerous movies that Freddy Krueger is not involved in, such as the 2015 documentary The Nightmare, A Cure for Wellness and The New Mutants.
The trailer also smartly avoids showing Freddy. Instead, Mellinas focuses on the nightmare monster while playing audio from the original movie. “You want to know who Freddy Krueger was? He was a filthy child murderer who killed at least 20 kids in the neighborhood. Kids we all knew,” Marge says while intense music plays. “But he can’t get you now. He’s dead, honey because Mommy killed him.” Or did she?
Mellinas is in no way the first horror fan to take a crack at a fan-made trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street, but the way he structured said reboot as a Netflix series does present some interesting food for thought. And the trailer is an intriguing one to look at. There was no new footage shot for this trailer, but the notion of this franchise heading to Netflix is a good one that is worth considering. Fans and spectators have been surprisingly supportive of Mellinas’s trailer with hopes that maybe Netflix will make the idea a reality and bring the A Nightmare on Elm Street series to life.