A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street has been heavily panned by fans and critics alike, but there are actually some rather interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits about the film.

I was okay with there being a remake for Wes Craven’s classic 1984 slasher film. Using modern technology, the potential to create some horrifying and surreal imagery for the nightmare and dream sequences in the movie was high. While I loved the original movie, I still felt excitement for seeing a new version of the story unfold on-screen.

Unfortunately, not only was the 2010 reboot incredibly inferior to even the worst sequel in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, it’s quite possibly the worst horror movie of all time. On just about every level, the film failed, save for the performance of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy— its one redeeming quality.

While most of us would rather be swallowed whole by a snake-like Freddy than watch this abomination of a film again, it turns out that some of the stories behind-the-scenes are far more interesting than the movie itself.

With that said, I’ve gathered 10 of the most intriguing tidbits of information about the production of the A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, so let’s scroll through them together and see if you will learn a thing or two about the movie.

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