Looks good. It’s by the same people that did the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th remakes/reboots, and while I didn’t see TCM, I thought Friday 13th was a little half-baked. It was certainly better than the later entries in the series, but IMO it was too rehashy and didn’t cover Jason’s backstory well enough.
Interestingly, despite Nightmare and Friday being “my” two horror franchises, I found the Halloween remake by Rob Zombie to be of much higher quality. It really dug deep into Michael Myers’ past and psyche and delivered a very brutal take on him (I felt nervous when young Michael beat up that kid.)
I guess I want a sort of depth out of these horror remakes. While the previous films added each piece bit by bit (with contradictions), I feel the remakes have the opportunity to take it all and streamline it into a semblance of depth. That’s what I hope the new Nightmare does. The first trailer opens with Freddy running from the angry mob and shows his demise, so I’m feeling hopeful. Reducing all of Jason’s backstory to a short black-and-white (and crappily-shot) flashback at the start of Friday was a real downer for me.