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Above: Jackie Earle Haley at the San Diego Comic Con, on playing the new incarnation of Freddy Krueger.

Below: An excerpt from the panel with Jackie Earle Haley and director Samuel Bayer at SDCC, featuring questions from the, let’s say, “variously dressed” audience.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Watch a trailer for the new Michael Bay-produced reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.

Directed by Samuel Bayer. With Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner. A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality

TRIVIA: Wes Craven was inspired by several articles printed in the LA Times regarding a group of Cambodian refugees and their children, fleeing from Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. After settling in America, the kids were suffering horrific nightmares, after which they refused to sleep.

Acting on medical advice, their parents encouraged the children to sleep. Each of the children died in their sleep after having more nightmares. It’s referred to as sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS).

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