And while we’re speaking of horror flicks, here’s an actual real trailer for the new Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Watchmen‘s Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. I’m not much of an Elm Street fan, but it seems all right, if only because of Haley as the supernatural killer of idiotic and/or nubile teens. Still, the scariest part to me will always be when the words “FROM PRODUCER MICHAEL BAY” appear on screen. Hell, I get a chill just typing them! Brr! (Via /Film)
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