Freddy is not my fave slasher-movie villain, but I did go to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" press screener this week. (Jackie Earle "Kelly Leak" Haley is Freddy!) I give it a solid B--the first half-hour was disjointed and a little dull, but the two main teen leads are not bad, and it picked up from there on in.
Here's a story I assigned for MSNBC: Seven spectacularly creepy Freddy murders. You guys, he killed ZSA ZSA GABOR! And JOHNNY DEPP! And also, himself--with some help from his victims.