Freddy Finally Speaks In A New ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ Clip

One of the major issues many fans of the original Nightmare on Elm Street films have about the upcoming reboot is the look and style of the film’s villain, Freddy Krueger. The main appeal to the original 6 films (and full season of the Freddy’s Nightmares TV series) was that Robert Englund brought a witty cynicism to the character, making him the antagonist, but still entertaining.

Much like the Friday the 13th franchise, towards the later films, fans were going to watch Jason, and really didn’t care about the teens that were getting slaughtered. Now, with Jackie Earle Haley donning the glove and sweater, many fans have been worried whether he would continue the “hilariously evil” style that Englund and Craven brought to the character. He was like Groucho Marx with a burnt face and claw.

In a new clip from the film, we finally get some chatter from Freddy, which is exactly what we’ve been looking for. It’s slightly darker than the originals, which is the same case for the Friday the 13th reboot, but it’s still a nice nod to fans of the original.

Check out the clip after the jump, and be sure to stay awake for A Nightmare On Elm Street when it hits theaters this Friday.

  • Rob
    May 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Nope, not even close. They’ve taken Freddy and turned him into another new-age horror movie cliche. Just a scary voice and an ugly face. Not in the least bit “hilariously evil.”

  • stan
    April 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    It is such a shame that people can’t come up with original ideas these days. Yawn.

  • frankie
    April 27, 2010 at 9:58 am

    love freddy krueger am glad hes back.

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