While at the Springwood Diner with his girlfriend, Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy), Dean Russell (Kellan Lutz) avalanche comatose at the table and meets a man covered in bake scars, acid a red and blooming sweater and a clawed cuff on his hand. The austere man cuts Dean's throat in the dream, but in absoluteness it appears that Dean is acid his own throat as acquaintance and waitress Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara) looks on with Kris. At Dean's funeral, Kris sees a photograph of her and Dean as children, but cannot anamnesis anytime animate Dean afore aerial school. Kris begins to dream about the austere man herself and refuses to go to beddy-bye for abhorrence that she will die in her dreams. Jesse Braun (Thomas Dekker), Kris's ex-boyfriend, shows up at her abode to accumulate her aggregation while she sleeps, but Kris meets the austere man in her dreams and is murdered. Covered in blood, Jesse runs to Nancy's abode to try to explain what happened and he learns that Nancy has been accepting dreams about the aforementioned man; that man's name is Freddy (Jackie Earle Haley).
Jesse is apprehended by the badge beneath suspicion of murdering Kris, and is dead by Freddy aback he avalanche comatose in his bastille cell. With her accompany dying, Nancy begins to catechism what everyone's affiliation is to anniversary other, accustomed that none of them can bethink anniversary added afore their boyish years. Eventually, Nancy and her acquaintance Quentin Smith (Kyle Gallner) ascertain that all of them, including added children, abounding the aforementioned preschool together. Nancy's mother Gwen (Connie Britton) cautiously tells Nancy and Quentin that there was a agriculturalist at the preschool, Fred Krueger, who aching Nancy and the blow of the kids. Gwen explains that Nancy was his favorite, and came home one day cogent her mom about Freddy's "magic cave" and the things that happened bottomward there. Gwen claims Krueger skipped boondocks afore he was arrested. Nancy does not acquire her and attempts to clue bottomward the absolute kids from the school. Nancy eventually discovers that all of the added kids acquire been killed, best of them in their sleep. Meanwhile, Quentin tries to acquire that aggregate is annihilation added than repressed memories, but he avalanche comatose during bathe convenance and assemblage what absolutely happened to Krueger. Quentin sees everyone's parents coursing bottomward Krueger, and again bake him alive. Quentin and Nancy accost Quentin's father, Alan Smith (Clancy Brown), about the absoluteness they murdered Krueger with no absolute affirmation that he had committed any crime. Nancy and Quentin, who both activate sporadically absent while they are alive as a aftereffect of insomnia, adjudge to go to the preschool and apprentice what they can about Krueger.
On the way, Nancy avalanche comatose and is attacked by Freddy, but aback Quentin wakes her up they ascertain she has pulled a allotment of Freddy's sweater out of the dreamworld and into reality. Quentin takes Nancy to the hospital for cuts on her arm; there, he steals some adrenaline and a syringe to advice them break awake. Nancy and Quentin leave the hospital and eventually accomplish it to the preschool. Quentin uncovers Krueger's "magic cave" and the affirmation that proves Krueger was physically and sexually abusing all of the children. Nancy decides the alone way to end this is to cull Krueger out of their dreams and annihilate him in reality. Quentin tries to break alive continued abundant to cull Nancy out of her dream aback she has Freddy, but he avalanche comatose and is attacked. Krueger again goes afterwards Nancy, and explains that he carefully larboard her for aftermost so she would break alive continued abundant that aback she assuredly fell asleep, she would no best be able to deathwatch aback up. While Nancy struggles with Freddy, Quentin wakes and uses the adrenaline to accompany Nancy up and cull Freddy into reality. With Krueger absent by Quentin, Nancy uses a burst cardboard cutter brand to cut Freddy's gloved duke off, and again allotment his throat. Afterward, Nancy torches the abstruse room, with Krueger's anatomy larboard inside, while she and Quentin leave. Nancy and her mother acknowledgment home from the hospital, with Nancy actuality told she should get some sleep. Krueger aback appears in a mirror's absorption and kills Nancy's mother afore affairs her anatomy through the mirror while Nancy screams.
Release : Friday April 30, 2010
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Michael Bay
Screenplay: Wesley Strick
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz, Kyle Gallner, Connie Britton