nightmareonelmstreet trailer 290 New 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' trailer shows Freddy flame outAre you ready… to feel sorry for Freddy?

One of the movie world’s nastiest villains actually inspires some sympathy in the new trailer for Michael Bay’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake.

In the original, Freddy Krueger was a straightforward bad guy, a child molestor who was torched by the local parents when his conviction was overturned on a technicality. This time around, though, “Watchmen” star Jackie Earle Haley‘s performance seems to indicate he really wasn’t guilty after all.

Could this be true? Is Freddy a spirit of vengeance rather than evil, in the Japanese horror tradition? And if so, where does the famous razor-fingered glove come from, if not created by Freddy while alive to kill his underage victims?

Watch it now, courtesy of traileraddict, and then let us know what you think:

“Nightmare” begins April 30, 2010.

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Posted by:Andy Grieser