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Worse than a dull razor: 'Nightmare on Elm Street' remake is just a bad dream

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Horror fans, we have some bad news for you: The remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street isn't worth losing any sleep over. Times film critic Steve Persall caught the sneak preview on Wednesday night and wasn't impressed.

"You can keep a checklist of the original's signature scenes with insignificant changes, like Freddy's wallpaper stretch over a would-be victim's bed, and his razor glove emerging between her legs in a soapy bathtub," Persall writes in his review. "The only difference is a heavier reliance upon the cheapest scare tactic going today, those loud sonic stings marking Freddy's abrupt arrivals that never fail to make viewers jump. I swear they already have screams added to the mix, like a laugh track for an unfunny sitcom."

Click here to read the rest of the bad news. Here's a trailer if you're still unsure.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:43am]

    

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