Platinum Dunes needs to stop re-making horror movies. Time and again Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have proven that they possess absolutely no understating of the mechanics of the genre by churning out glossy, air-headed horror retreads that mistake noise and nastiness for original, imaginative scares. Samuel Bayer, Wesley Strick, and Eric Heisserer’s Nightmare on Elm Street
is a dull, contrived mess of horror clichés that jettisons all the surreal and unsettling aspects of Wes Craven’s original to leave us with a lifeless waste of time populated with pretty, pouty teens with no distinguishable personalities. Fecal is one word that comes to mind when trying to ...