Slasher movie fans, Freddy has come for you -- in the new trailer for the upcoming remake of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.'

Freddy Krueger, the demonic killer who lives in teenagers' dreams is back; but instead of watching a new batch of kids get cut up, we're getting a not-so-'80s look at how the terrifying story began (luckily the red-and-green sweater remains).

The casting of Jackie Earle Haley, as Krueger, is still the most exciting aspect about this project. The Oscar-nominated character actor of 'Watchmen' fame seems like one of the only people on the planet who can replace the original Krueger, Robert Englund, and not be the victim of rabid fanbase backlash. This just-released trailer is our best look at Haley's burnt-up, nightmare monster. Slasher movie fans, Freddy has come for you -- in the new trailer for the upcoming remake of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.'

Freddy Krueger, the demonic killer who lives in teenagers' dreams is back; but instead of watching a new batch of kids get cut up, we're getting a not-so-'80s look at how the terrifying story began (luckily the red-and-green sweater remains).

The casting of Jackie Earle Haley, as Krueger, is still the most exciting aspect about this project. The Oscar-nominated character actor of 'Watchmen' fame seems like one of the only people on the planet who can replace the original Krueger, Robert Englund, and not be the victim of rabid fanbase backlash. This just-released trailer is our best look at Haley's burnt-up, nightmare monster.


Our first thoughts: It's not a bad trailer. Director Samuel Bayer seems to have taken a lot of the classic moments from the original 'Nightmare' and given them a nice, visual overhaul. And there's just enough teases of Haley to make us want to see more.

This is the latest film from Platinum Dunes, the Michael Bay-run production company that specializes in remaking horror films. They've already given us reboots of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' 'Amityville Horror,' and 'Friday the 13th' -- three glossy-looking, very serious updates that achieved mixed results -- from good ('Texas Chainsaw') to bad ('Amityville') to ugly ('Friday the 13th'). The jury is still out on this one.

'Nightmare on Elm Street' will be released April 30, 2010.