Remakes are not all bad. I am actually finding myself getting a little excited about the new 13th movie coming out, and I was honestly a big fan of the Texas Chainsaw Remake.
Freddy, though, has always been my favorite 80′s super-villain slasher dude. The movies, good or bad, were always inventive and cheeky and fun. Six was pretty terrible, but New Nightmare is so badass it rivals the original in terms of sheer quality.
So now it’s time to start over. And who is the perfect person to helm this brand-new take on all things Krueger and Elm Street?
And who in God’s name is that??? It’s the guy who directed Nirvana’s “Smell’s Like Teen Spirit” music video…as well as the video to Blind Mellon’s “No Rain.”
I have no idea how to feel about this. I’m glad, though, that they are choosing someone slightly “out-of-the-box.” Freddy requires a different take than the recent slasher remakes. Going realistic and gritty with him just won’t work.
Going uber-dark and fucked-up, though, will. So that is what I am hoping for.
I understand rebooting this franchise. The original series played itself out completely and even ended up being interestingly self-aware. If this is the only way to get a new Nightmare movie, so be it.
And here is the Blind Mellon video. Nothing screams postmodern horror master like a kid in a bee costume.