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

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MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 27: American actor Robert Englung attends ‘El Hormiguero’ Tv show at Vertice Studio on May 27, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

7. Robert Englund supported the casting of Jackie Earle Haley.

While Wes Craven wasn’t thrilled about the studio moving forward without him on a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, franchise star Robert Englund seemed quite a bit more optimistic about the idea. He saw promise in the advancement of CGI, allowing modern filmmakers to do things that Craven could not back in 1984. At least, that’s what Englund had said before the movie had actually came out.

More recently, Englund has since shared his displeasure over many aspects about the film, offering his own reasons as to why it failed. However, he still complimented Jackie Earle Haley’s performance as Freddy Krueger, and clarified how big a fan he is of Haley’s as an actor.

“I think he’s a wonderful actor, he’s the best thing in Watchmen,” Englund said, making sure that fans knew his problems with the reboot had nothing to do with the actual cast, but problems with the story and the timing of the film’s release.

He’s right— Haley is the least of the film’s problems, as he played the part well enough, even if he didn’t look quite as intimidating with his new look compared to Englund’s. Speaking of which…

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