What to Watch prides itself on often offering a wide variety of material from TV seasons to On Demand exclusives to remasters of classic flicks. Not this week. All six of the New Releases that you may be drawn to in your favorite store or on your favorite service are movies, and all released in the last 18 months. But the variety within those movies is remarkable. A Best Picture winner, action flicks, a superhero, and two indie drams that waste talented casts. Pick your favorites. Here’s how we would rank ‘em.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Chicago Passes to ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ With Jackie Earle Haley
CHICAGO – In our latest horror edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. This reimagining of the horror franchise, which was filmed almost entirely in and around Chicago, stars Jackie Earle Haley as the famous Freddy Krueger.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” also features Kellan Lutz (of the “Twilight” films), Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Lia D. Mortensen, Julianna Damm and Christian Stolte from director Samuel Bayer and writers Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer. The film opens on April 30, 2010.
This “A Nightmare on Elm Street” iteration is produced by Michael Bay (“Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Amityville Horror,” “The Island,” “The Hitcher,” “Transformers,” “The Unborn,” “Friday the 13th,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and the upcoming “Transformers 3”).
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
Image credit: Warner Bros.
Here is the new “A Nightmare on Elm Street” plot description:
Nancy, Kris, Quentin, Jesse and Dean all live on Elm Street. At night, they’re all having the same dream of the same man. He’s wearing a tattered red- and green-striped sweater, a beaten fedora half-concealing a disfigured face and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. And they’re all hearing the same frightening voice…
One by one, he terrorizes them within the curved walls of their dreams where the rules are his and the only way out is to wake up.
But when one dies a violent death, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Turning to each other, the four surviving friends try to uncover how they became part of this dark fairytale and hunted by this dark man. Functioning on little to no sleep, they struggle to understand why them, why now and what their parents aren’t telling them.
Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they will have to plunge themselves into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger.
The new “A Nightmare on Elm Street” trailer can be watched now below.
To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this trivia question:
1) Patricia Arquette
2) Johnny Depp
3) Breckin Meyer
A) “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” (1987)
B) “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” (1991)
C) “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 25 people randomly via e-mail for our “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!