Freddie Krueger is a must-watch

Scott Watkins

“One, two, Freddy’s coming for you, Three, four better lock the doors…” It is a phrase that sent chills down the spine of movie goers in the 1980s and in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” a remake of the 1984 horror movie classic, it will make a new generation of movie goers feel the same way.

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” provides thrills and chills to anyone brave enough to see it.

It is the story of Fred Krueger, who is a groundskeeper at a local preschool.

The parents of the children who attend there, find out that he is molesting the kids and hunt him down and burn him alive.

Years later, Freddy comes back to hunt the dreams of the children that made the accusation and the brutal murders begin.

The story is pretty much the same as the original, with just some minor tweaks here and there.

While the acting isn’t great and Jack Earle Haley’s, of Watchmen fame, Freddy Krueger wasn’t as good as the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” who was very entertaining.

It did a great job of leaving audiences on the edge of their seat, which wasn’t easy to do because most people know what is coming.

The gruesome murders were bloody and terrifying, and dare I say better than the original.

The director, Samuel Bayer, did a wonderful job jumping back-and- forth between the real world and Freddy’s world, the dream world.

The story never lagged, I will put it like this, I never looked at my watch to see what time it was or to see how much time was left in the movie.

There were quitet a few times that the movie made me jump out of my seat and I don’t scare easily.

On one particular scene, the story tellers take the audience back to the day Freddy was brutally murdered by his then victim’s parents, by burning him alive and Freddy comes running out in flames.  I never saw that coming and it was a pleasant surprise.

I love the nature of this movie because all the murders happen at peoples most vulnerable time when they are asleep in their dreams and there is pretty much nothing to do to stop the attacks.

The best thing about “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was the quick-wit Freddy gives to his victims.

Maybe I am sick in the head but he made me laugh on many occasions and that has always is what made the character different then the rest of the typical horror movie monster, he always had a sarcastic way about him.

Overall, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is a must watch for anyone who was scared by Freddy as a child in the 80s and any horror movie lover, it will not disappoint and will make want to take the journey all over again.