A Nightmare on Elm Street (95 mins.)
Loud, obnoxious high cords at every pop-up, cheesy voice enhancements, and a predictable plot make up this recent addition to the horror genre of Freddy movies. This one shows the origins of Freddy and why he is the way he is. The one thing I don’t understand is why does he haunt you in your dreams? I mean I know it is a trademark, but why? Did he just decide as a ghost that it would be a great idea to sneak into people’s dreams and kill them? Nowhere in his origins does it answer this question. So here is the basis of the story: Some teens that have a mysterious connection to Freddy are falling asleep, even when they try and force themselves not to. When they fall asleep they somehow always dream. These dreams were the only ounce of intensity that the film had but were also pretty obvious to figure with the sudden flickering lights and eerie setting; they always ended up turning into nightmares. In these nightmares, Freddy, played by Jackie Earl Haley, always ends up popping out of nowhere with his loud and high cord pop-ups, finger claws, and cheesy enhanced voice that is just way over the top. I mean Jackie Earl Haley’s voice is already over the top, so there is no need for the annoying, obnoxious enhancements. Basically that is the story along with a couple hidden twists that are all but predictable. “A Nightmare on Elms Street” is rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language.