I had seen the previews, and was familiar with the storyline, so I had my usual horror genre decision to make about “A Nightmare on Elm Street” since it is definitely classified in my least favorite genre. I usually just don’t enjoy horror movies, and frequently find them boring, not scary. With the scarcity of new movies released this week, I took the plunge, gave AMC Boston Common my $10, and attended an early evening show. Overall, it was just ok. I did not find the movie suspenseful / scary at all which was probably due at least in part to my prior knowledge of the storyline.
On a positive note, I thought the movie was well made for this genre, and the actors did a nice job considering the roles this genre requires. The editing seemed to be a bit above the normal for this genre, and I particualry liked the Everly Brothers song at the very end. It was a nice “end of movie” audio transition. Yes, I am old enough to remember when the Everly Brothers were a hit pop group in the golden era of 45 rpm records, and I did purchase some of their records when I was a teen.