Two things (maybe three -- more on that in a second) have garnered my interest about this flick.
1. Jackie Earle Haley. Oscar nominee or not, the guy's an amazing actor. From the Bad News Bears to Maniac Cop III to Little Children to Watchmen to his role in the new show Human Target, this guy has a real presence on screen, despite his diminutive stature. As for him being an Oscar nominee, you don't have to be one to be a great actor and Englund is, despite semi-popular opinion, a great actor. He just picks a lot of really bad films.
2. Clancy Brown. I don't know what role he plays, but seeing him in the trailer got me just as excited as seeing Jackie Earle. Another great actor, Brown, who never gets the props he more than deserves. I'll watch anything with Clancy Brown in it.
3. I say maybe on this one because I'm not one hundred percent on what's in store, so I'm basing it on a line Haley says in the trailer, something like "What do you think I did? I didn't do it!" It gives the impresson that maybe in this remake, Kruger's a wrongly suspected child killer who's just as wrongly executed by the parents. This would explain why whatever higher power there is out there sees fit to let him take his revenge on the children of those who wrongly killed him. And as great a flick as the original NOES is, I never understood what kind of cosmic justice or karma would allow someone to kill children in life, then let him keep on killing them in death. If they play the "wrongfully killed" angle, I think it would make for a great little twist on the original story and add another layer of pathos, and motivation, to the character.
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