A Brand New Nightmare

March 25, 2009

There's a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street in the works, and new details about the story have been outed on the internet. There's a reason that Freddy Kruger is so hell-bent on revenge, and it's not because of any grudges against Jason Vorhees or Michael Myers, though the possibilities for remakes there are endless.

In the new Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy's origin story involves him being a pre-school caretaker. He's accused of child abuse by the children he takes care of and the kids' parent go balistic on him, burning him alive. He comes back once the kids are 18 (Freddy may be a demonic ghost from hell, but he's not about to torment the dreams of minors) and takes his revenge.

The central question to this story is "Was Freddy actually guilty?" And if not, does this mean that there could be a sequel where the parents of the kids (who haven't been offed in their nightmares) apologize to Freddy and promise to bake him as many cookies as he wants? In their dreams?

All apologies and cookies aside, it sounds like the new Nightmare on Elm Street just might be worth watching. Whether Freddy is worth forgiving is another question altogether.

Source: New Line Cinema