Director: Chuck Russell
Written by: Chuck Russell & Frank Darabont
Starring: Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Art LaFleur, Bill Moseley, Erika Eleniak
Music by: Michael Hoenig
Taglines: “Scream now, while there’s still room to breathe.””Terror has no shape.””If it had a mind, you could reason with it. If it had a face, you could look it in the eye. And if it had a body, you could shoot it.””On his 30th birthday, he’s back: bigger, faster, hungrier, meaner and deadlier than before…Guess he’ll have his cake and eat it too.”
I’m of two minds about the upcoming remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street. On the one hand, the original is a bonafide classic of 80s horror cinema and something that’s held up extremely well with age. However, the franchise really is due for a new makeover, and Freddy deserves a return to his scary boogeyman roots rather than his stand-up comic routines in some of the later sequels. With Freddy vs. Jason‘s much talked-about sequel not appearing any time soon, I don’t see why a reboot is necessarily a bad thing.
(see more, plus pictures from the remake after the jump)
Director: Mikael Salomon
Written by: Peter Salardi (based on the novel by Stephen King)
Starring: Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, Andre Braugher, Samantha Mathis, Robert Mammone, Dan Byrd, James Cromwell, Rutger Hauer.
Tagline: “In a small town, evil spreads quickly.”
Director: Patrick Lussier
Written by: Todd Farmer & Zane Smith (based on the 1981 screenplay by John Beaird & Stephen Miller)
Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, Edi Gathegi, Tom Atkins, Kevin Tighe.
Music by: Michael Wandmacher
Taglines: “On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken.”
“Nothing says ‘date movie’ like a 3D ride to hell!”
“You can’t get closer than this.”
“He’s gonna break your heart.”