93 minutes

A group of high school kids find out they're having similar nightmares with a disfigured man with knives for fingers – and start dying in their sleep. Glossy, generally pointless remake of a fondly-remembered horror classic that remains pretty faithful to the original, with a fleshed out script making up for its rather more anonymous handling.

New Line Cinema presents a Platinum Dunes production.
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz; and Clancy Brown.
Directed by Samuel Bayer; produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller; screenplay by Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, based on a story by Mr. Strick and on characters created by Wes Craven; music by Steve Jablonsky; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Jeff Cutter; production designer, Patrick Lumb; costume designer, Mari-An Ceo; film editor, Glen Scantlebury; prosthetic effects supervisor, Andrew Clement; visual effects supervisor, Marc Kolbe.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Columbia Tristar Warner screening room (Lisbon), May 13th 2010.


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