A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Writer: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
Director: Samuel Bayer
Starring: the short guy who knocks up his girl in "breaking away", Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner
this was waaaay more molester-y and not very similar to the original. the great thing about wes craven's stuff is the slight tongue and cheek, camp quality, while still freaking the fuck out of pre-teens everywhere. this was like it was an attempt at gore porn, but without the gore porn. vacuous. all the teens get killed pretty quickly and with no suspense either. a perfect example of why reboots are terrible and a bad idea. although...i watched it...damn.
as stupid as this sounds i had problems with the credibility too. it wasn't congruent in it's suspension of disbelief. because freddie was such a pedophile preschool molester, why would he be interested in teens at all. they've gone through puberty and their bodies have become too adult similar. thanks SVU. i realize he's just killing them, but at the end it's like he's trying to rape nancy. she's got boobs now. that doesn't make sense. also no sleep studies, no streak of white hair as she pulls the hat out of thin air. it was all just kill, kill, kill- oh, we know why he's haunting us and killing us. he was our molester!