Check This Out: Badass New Nightmare on Elm Street Banner
by Alex Billington
March 3, 2010
He knows where you sleep. Warner Brothers just sent over this brand new banner for Samuel Bayer's A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and I just had to feature it for all of you. They've really been knocking it out of the park with all the imagery they've created for marketing purposes. The latest official poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street looked fantastically creepy, the final trailer that hit last week has some sleek visual style, and this new banner looks frickin' awesome as well. I love it. I'd go see this movie based on this alone, but of course the trailer already convinced me to check it out. You can see the new banner in full-size below.
A new reimagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people inside their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality, too.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by first-time filmmaker Samuel Bayer, who got his start directing commercials. The screenplay was co-written by Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick (The Saint, Doom). This is a remake of Wes Craven's original Nightmare on Elm Street horror classic from 1984. New Line / Warner Bros is bringing A Nightmare on Elm Street to theaters on April 30th just before the summer arrives.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Lovin the trailer, but not liking this add. very photoshop looking. like it was cut and pasted in. Still cant wait for the film though.
movie mike on Mar 3, 2010
i think the poster is cool but agree it should have been cleaned up a bit
thejugfather on Mar 3, 2010
I dunno why but I'm taken back to the First Nightmare when I see this. Very nicely done. P.S. #1 and 2 have NO idea what they're talking about!
Sean on Mar 3, 2010
@ alex. Its mainly on the girl. the red lines around her look very sloppy. Plus and i know jugfighter wont be able to fix this, but just the structure itself just looks bad.
movie mike on Mar 3, 2010
#3 Why not post the High res version. So that we may enjoy in its full glory. love this poster.
dex on Mar 3, 2010
i've done 1-sheets and i think #1 and 2 have just opinions. i, too, find it a bit confusing. first read, it's hard to make out what is going on with the "victim." why is she low in perspective? is she in a pool of water? heck, is she T-1000? also i can nitpick about all the tangents and how freddy is the sharpest object even though he's in the distance. not a terrible poster, but the others are better.
CL on Mar 3, 2010
i like it but i think it would have been more effective if nancy was screaming and trying to get away like she is in this scene in trailer 2
buddy on Mar 3, 2010
I don't like it at all. Bad Ass I don't think so. If they are going for a darker film with Freddy then I want a poster that is dark. There is way too much light in this poster.
last son on Mar 3, 2010
Remove the girl, and you've got yourself a much better banner. (Probably looks better in the analog world)
Knawx on Mar 3, 2010
looks fucking awesome please god let this be a good film
jono on Mar 3, 2010
If you don't know much about photography, DOF, bokeh and focus points, please stop talking.
cre2done on Mar 3, 2010
okay, that was a little harsh. The red lines around her are called bokeh, it occurs when things aren't in focus. Same effect as is occurring on the curtains behind dude. The focal point is Freddy, hence, he's in focus. The only difference between this and most other posters is that the middle ground is in focus as opposed to the foreground. Hats off to them for attempting a scene that could actually occur (relatively speaking) and not pushing everything into focus via photoshop. Although this is obvious heavily psed too. *those descriptions are slightly watered down so as to not take up the whole page.
cre2done on Mar 3, 2010
not so badass.
Christ on Mar 3, 2010
M E H
Xerxex on Mar 3, 2010
I can find fault with any poster for this franchise as the original hand painted poster may be one of my favorite movie posters of all time. I feel like something bizarre might have worked for the banner. Go for trying to make a viewer do a double take when they see it. This (from a strictly non-photography or CGA standpoint) seems a bit boring. There have been many awful films involving this character. There is only so much in my opinion that the sweater and glove can do for you. Introducing an abstract poster I feel would grab many people who aren't already interested in the franchise. If I remove myself I can see someone looking at this poster and going "Another one of them Cougar movies, eh?" Wherein an abstract poster someone would go "Oh what is this thing? Oh, they're bringing back that glove knife killer guy, looks interesting." But again I am biased by how much I enjoy the original's poster. Could be worse I suppose.
Professor Brian O'Bilvion on Mar 3, 2010
cre2done, seriously, what are you on about? the red line around the girl is light wrapping and not bokeh, the focus point IS on her- If you look either side of where freddie supposedly is the walls are out of focus. They've slapped him in and added light wrap on him and thats why the poster looks wrong because there is "bokeh" on the walls but not on freddie!
sealz on Mar 3, 2010
This looks fanmade and ugly. No question about that. If I were the director or producer of a NOES-movie I would insist on having at least ONE poster drawn in the style of Noes 1-5 (and part 6 even though that was not used)
ryderup on Mar 3, 2010
I am not a fan of this poster...
eric on Mar 4, 2010
I could have slapped that together... Michael Bay = A money whore with respect for no one.
DiR3cT on Mar 4, 2010
i agree with 'buddy' if she was screaming and trying to get away this poster would be alot better!
dude on Mar 4, 2010
@ #4: ...Number #1 and #2 DO know what they're talking about, and Alex needs to calm down about people having a different opinion than him. The girl in the poster is passable for a mock-up poster, but not anything that should be released to market. The glow around her to set her apart from Freddy is just distracting and bad. As for the movie, the trailers so far have been awesome, and the movie looks great, but the way they made Freddy look is just weird compared to those of us who've seen the originals. His face just seems flat.
Mike P. on Mar 4, 2010
Classy, nice touch.
Fisherr on Mar 4, 2010
#7 hit the nail on the head. Awful poster, composition, character placement and perspective are terrible. At a quick glance it looks like she's about to give Freddy some mouth action.
Metatasian on Mar 5, 2010
Lol @ all the stupid geeks.... chill out, it's just a movie poster, you psychotic freaks. Geez
Izyk on Mar 6, 2010
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