Wes Craven’s original Dream Demon is heading back to the silver screen once more, as New Line Cinema is engineering a new take on A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Seemingly unperturbed by the reception of the middling 2010 reboot – which failed to impress critically or financially – we understand that New Line, “the house that built Freddy,” is keen on bringing the screen icon back for another scarefest. With David Leslie Johnson attached to write the script, studio executives Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee the nascent reboot.
That was the last update we got on the project and it arrived back in August of 2015. It’s been two years then since any developments about the film have emerged and understandably, some fans are starting to get worried that it’s slipped into development hell. Be that as it may, we do have some good news to report on today. No, it has nothing to do with the reboot, unfortunately. Rather, it has to do with the original movies themselves.
Hulu has announced that next month they’ll be adding the franchise to their service. In other words, that means you’ll be able to dig into A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. The only one that’s missing is Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, but we’re not complaining.
Again, this is hardly as exciting as hearing about some tangible progress on the long-gestating Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, but we’re happy to see the films coming to Hulu nonetheless and if you’re not a subscriber to the streaming service at present, it might be a good time to rectify that.