FAIL! Disappointment! says Kelly O:
There is NOTHING scary about this 2010 remake—excuse me, “reboot,” oops, I mean “contemporary reimagining”—of the original Wes Craven classic. NUTHHH-THING. I watched it in a full-to-the-brim crowded theater, and not one person gasped, jumped, or even made a single solitary reactionary peep. It’s 95 minutes of total garbage. Director Samuel Bayer should be ashamed of himself. And that’s hard for me to say, because he’s the same Samuel Bayer who once directed a little music video for a band called Nirvana—a video for a little song called “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” That video changed everything—much like A Nightmare on Elm Street changed everything for every horror film that followed it in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Read the full review HERE.