04 April, 2009

Rorschach's Nightmare

Good news horror fanatics!

Jackie Earle Haley, the actor who shot to geeky fame for his recent portrayal of the anti-hero Rorschach in the blockbuster-mixed reviewed-comic fan Utopian dream Watchmen, is cast to be the new Freddie Krueger in a modern remake of the horror/slasher series classic Nightmare On Elm Street, which was popular during the 80's to 90's.

Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Watchmen

Robert Englund as the previous Freddie Krueger

I'm not sure if it's a reboot kind of remake, although that would seem likely, since the last Elm Street film was like, more than a decade ago. I'm not including Freddy VS Jason, because films like that are a half-assed reason to make money, the sad part is that the people who pay for it expect quality scary moments. I mean, it's TWO murdering pyscho spawns of badness, it has to be scary, right?

Evidently not.

I already made a rant about my love/hate relationship with horror movie remakes in my previous post: "Horror Remakes Get Scarier Every Time...Really", so I'm not gonna do that anymore. I've learned to accept my infinite frustrations with the black holes of entertainment.

Do I have any hope that this new Nightmare On Elm Street remake will deliver the good kind of horror?

Not really. But I plan to watch it anyway. I'm stupid like that.