A New Nightmare Revealed! A first look at Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger!

A new, two-minute teaser trailer has been revealed for the brand new reboot of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise. The trailer gives a glimpse of Oscar-nominee Jackie Earle Haley slipping into the iconic striped sweater and razor glove of the demonic Freddy Krueger. Most recently, Haley portrayed Rorschach in the film adaptation of Watchmen. Whether he can make the same impact re-interpreting a well-known character remains to be seen. Eager fright fans will be able to see for themselves how this latest in a long line of classic, ’80s horror remakes pans out when the new Nightmare on Elm Street hits theatres on April 30, 2010.

As evidenced by the trailer, you can count on lots of action and lots of explosions, particularly since Michael Bay (Transformers) is a producer. Plus, you get to see a pre-fricassee Freddy as Springfield’s least favorite son/child killer tries to outrun the angry vigilante mob of parents. It makes his post-burn transformation all the more startling.

See for yourself and check out the new trailer here:


A screen capture (lightened up for easier viewing of Freddy’s new look) from the trailer shows a more realistic face of Krueger’s disfiguring burns than the ones previously sported by Robert Englund under the prosthetic makeup:


While no new Freddy Krueger masks are available this Halloween for the Jackie Earle Haley-style makeup, old school versions of this horror favorite based on Robert Englund’s original interpretation are available. Put on Freddy’s fedora and glove for yourself and realize the stuff bad dreams are made of! Ladies can even get in on the act with a Female Freddy costume with a striped sweater dress, fedora, and glove.

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