Sunday, December 07, 2008

New Nightmare

Lucky number seven was not the case with this attempt by Wes Craven to transfuse new life into the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series. In the case we see Craven using the "film within a film" technique as it would seem Freddy is trying to break out of the land of make-believe to the real world. Some key figures are back from the first film, shame they couldn't have convinced Johhny Depp to pop in for a cameo, including of course Robert Englund who is fun to watch switch in and out of "character" but overall this feature, despite being clever in concept, comes across as tired and lacking guts.....and it is lacking guts. I mean, I know about the whole rating concept but why do they continue to make slasher films and skimp out on the just kind of defeats the purpose. All in all, this is one for the fans and will at least entertain for a couple of hours.


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