Naturally, this made it prime remake fodder, and in 2009, Platinum Dunes was the studio that got the shot.
Unfortunately, the studio failed to make a Of course, they had some big shoes to fill with their Freddy Krueger replacement (Jackie Earle Haley for Robert Englund).
This, they managed to pull off okay, but it was the script and acting that ultimately caused the reboot to fail, and to date, there has not been a sequel.
It's a sure sign of the movie's failure that Mr Haley played a far scarier child molester in the suburban drama Little Children.
Johnny Depp was one of Freddy's first victims 26 years ago, but there's no one of that calibre here.
They are the usual drab crowd of Hollywood hopefuls, and it's impossible to care as they are dispatched in uninventive ways.
It doesn't help that, when the characters fall asleep, they all inhabit more or less the same nightmare.
This may save money on sets, but doesn't say much for their imaginations, or that of the movie makers.
As the various teenagers fight to stay awake, you may find yourself doing exactly the same.
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is considered one of the best horror films of the 1980s, and was certainly one of the most influential.
, earned enough box office dollars to seemingly warrant sequels. "Shannon and Swift wrote a great script," Fuller wrote.
first, then, as that looks like it might yet happen.
Well, over to the Twitter account of Brad Fuller, who produced both films.