Eighth Cosmique Movie Awards


A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Welcome to your new nightmare.

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

Written by: Wesley Strick & Eric Heisserer (screenplay); Wesley Strick (story); Wes Craven (characters)

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton

Primary Genres:
Horror; Science Fiction/Fantasy

2010 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  not yet released
  • Awards:  not yet released


Remake of Wes Craven's 1984 classic horror film features Jackie Earle Haley as a somewhat darker, slightly less comedic Freddy Krueger, who haunts the dreams of the teenage protagonists, torturing and murdering them in their sleep.


Cosmique Movie Nominations

  • Nomination ballots will be released in January 2010.

Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    Some of my friends were upset with this remake. "You don't mess with a classic!" they cried. Where were they with the remakes of "The Women" or "Sabrina"?

    As remakes go, I actually thought it was pretty good. It was originally envisioned as an "origins" prequel, but later changed to be more of a remake of the original with a bit more origins scenes than the 1984 original. There are significant changes from the original, including many of the teen characters, keeping the story somewhat fresh for those who remember the first film better than I do.

    I confess that I really don't understand the need for all of these remakes. I do get the desire to continue a successful franchise, and with Robert Englund too old to reprise his role necessitating the need to recast Freddy, perhaps going back to the beginning will help introduce it to newer audiences. Let's hope the subsequent sequels head off into fresh territory.

    My grade: B