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– by Kyle Malone

I loved the original Nightmare on Elm Street. I found it to be equally clever, funny, and scary and of course, full of potential. The story of a man named Freddy, who was falsely accused of molesting children and was burned alive, seeking revenge through our dreams was unique in the world of cinema horror. Freddy’s modus operandi is frightening because there’s no way to stay awake forever, and you are never more insecure than in your sleep. The first followup was disheartening, but the third film was great. Wes Craven’s incredibly meta New Nightmare was a return to form for the series after following several other poor sequels. Then we got the 2010 remake which I think was done really well. It took the core of Freddy’s story and amped up the horror to 11. Since then the property has been in limbo… until it wasn’t.

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The rights for A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy himself have returned to the Wes Craven estate. This means those who should, but no idea if the actually do, have the best interests of Freddy in mind can make choices of how to see him return to the big or even small screen. I honestly think that we’ll see them create a direct sequel to the original, just like what has been done with Halloween. I can’t say this is my biggest dream for the franchise, but I would prefer it to another reboot. It could be cool to see a sequel to the 2010 reboot though. I thought Jackie Earle Haley did a great job with that version of Freddy.

What do you want to see happen with the franchise? Would you prefer a direct sequel or reboot? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kyle is the Weekend Editor for LRM Online and a business school graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife and is raising a next-generation geek.