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The best two things about the reboot of Nightmare on Elm Street?  Jackie Earl Haley and the opening credits. Otherwise, as with other recent franchise rebooting remakes it is pretty by the numbers.  It jumps in quick, and a bit disjointedly.  Kids apparently hang out late night en mass at the diner where Nancy works.  A kid falls asleep and then appears to kill himself.  The kids go to the funeral and… Read More

So…Freddy’s Dead ended the franchise on a disappointing and sour note.  Three years later, Freddy was back. Sort of.  As far as Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is concerned?  It is outside the continuity of the six films that came before it.  Wes Craven crafted a clever horror film with thrills and also a philosophically challenging work of Meta fiction.  What does horror do to the people who create it?  How does it… Read More