Sunday, September 27, 2009

Don't Sleep On The New "A Nightmare On Elm Street" Trailer

Below is the trailer for Michael Bay's A Nightmare On Elm Street. This remake, set for release in April 2010, will complete the triumvirate of the über-slashers, joining reboots of the Halloween and Friday The 13th franchises. This is also the first time anyone besides Robert Englund has portrayed Freddie Krueger on the big screen, with Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen's Rorschach) taking over the famed glove and striped sweater.

Naturally, after seeing what Bay did with the Friday The 13th remake (and anything else, for that matter), my expectations for this are very low. But regardless, it's still kind of exciting to see Freddie back in action again. The 1984 classic scared the crap out of me.

Here's the trailer:

And furthermore, to mark this occasion and to keep with the loose musical theme of bazookaluca, I thought about looking back at some of the less celebrated aspects of the franchise. And by that I mean the terrible videos from the various Nightmare soundtracks.

The first two movies relied solely on scores, but when the decision was made to feature hair-metal band Dokken on the 1987 soundtrack for Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, a precedent was set and several terrible songs followed.

Here they are for your enjoyment (personal favorite, The Fat Boys):

Dokken - "Dream Warriors" - Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Vinnie Vincent Invasion (feat. Mark Slaughter)- "Love Kills" - Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

The Fat Boys - "Are You Ready Freddy" - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Whodini - "Anyway I Gotta Swing It" - A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Romeo's Daughter - "Heaven In The Backseat" - A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

The Goo Goo Dolls - "I'm Awake Now" - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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