One, two Freddies new and improved . . .

Ready for another horror movie reboot? Today the first trailer for the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street arrived on the internet. This time around it falls to Jackie Earle Haley, (aka Watchmen's Rorschach) to don the iconic fedora and stripey jumper -no easy task considering the cult status of their previous owner. With horror movie vet Robert Englund the face of this franchise for so many years, will audiences accept a new Freddy Krueger?

Acceptance aside, the trailer looks to be a potential cut above the rest of most recent horror retreads. We glimpse a post-burnt Krueger hunted by angry parents; a fleshed out backstory perhaps? However, when it comes to the inevitable nods to iconic scenes from the original, lets hope they don't rely on them too much. Some fancy new death scenes would be nice.

Could this reboot the franchise for a new generation of teens? Check out the teaser below.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is released on 30th April 2010.

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