O que se diz lá fora sobre A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, de Samuel Bayer:
«I stared at A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET with weary resignation. The movie consists of a series of teenagers who are introduced, haunted by nightmares and then slashed to death by Freddy. So what? Are we supposed to be scared?»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«It’s moderately entertaining and instantly forgettable. Poor Freddy. I can’t help thinking he deserves better.»
A.O. Scott, New York Times.
«While the 1984 film has aged, its now-familiar jolts still pack more punch than this pic's recycled ones, which sometimes register so tepidly as to cause snickers.»
Dennis Harvey, Variety.
«I did jump a few times, and I liked Haley's dour malevolence, but overall, the new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is a by-the-numbers bad dream that plays a little too much like a corporately ordered rerun.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
«The back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence, at least from an artistic point of view.»
Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter.