Here is another script review for the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, this time by our good friends over at Retro Slashers.
"Before we get down to why we’re here, let’s take a moment to discuss remakes in general. The prevailing knee-jerk sentiment among many fans is that remakes are the work of the devil. And why not; the simple fact is, most remakes tend to be inferior, if not outright destructive to the beloved film that spawned it. Not all of them, of course. Some of them rise to the occasion and surpass the stigmas and pitfalls inherent in such endeavors to earn their own classic status. But it’s too easy to drag Carpenter’s Thing and Cronenberg’s Fly out for the hundredth time as ultimate proof that remakes can be just as good, if not better than their predecessors. It’s time we face up to the fact that those films are anomalies; statistically insignificant exceptions that prove the rule."