I wasn’t allowed to watch “Freddy” or “Jason” movies growing up, and by the time I watched Krueger on television in the 90s he’d become less nightmarish and more of a self-parody. The 2010 remake promised to bring back the darker tone, and the material certainly provides great possibilities to provoke thoughts and conversations about dreams, death, afterlife and more. Christians should NOT overlook or avoid the horror genre as it’s one of the few storytelling mediums that deals with things beyond the material world and our eternity. Unfortunately, as a film this Nightmare just isn’t a cut above the rest.
This 5-minute video gives an overview of the films potential; although it gets under the skin, it doesn’t stab the meat.