New Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Pitch Teased By Hill House Creator

The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass creator Mike Flanagan has hinted at his concept for a new A Nightmare on Elm Street film.
One of the finest horror movies of all time, the 1984 original of A Nightmare on Elm Street is still largely regarded as such.
The film spawned an entire horror series with the same title; eight further installments were released between 1985 and 2003.
The 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Samuel Bayer, was a financial failure, and since then there has not been another cinematic installment in the franchise.

From its inception with Wes Craven's groundbreaking original film, the Nightmare on Elm Street series has seen a number of directors, writers, and producers put their own spin on the nightmare-based horrors.
Director Renny Harlin went all-in on the grandiose special effects for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, while writer David Chaskin, who has denied writing any homoerotic subtext into the script, gained a cult following in the LGBTQ+ community for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, directed by Jack Sholder.

Nonetheless, recent attempts to bring Freddy Krueger to life have met with varying degrees of success.
Freddy vs. Jason was directed by Ronny Yu, who also directed Bride of Chucky, and has a slick, borderline-MTV look for the finger-gloved killer after Craven returned to his origins with the satirical 1994 sequel New Nightmare.
In contrast, Samuel Bayer's Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which was panned for its lack of sympathetic characters and inadequate replication of the original, tried to go too deep in the dark.

Nonetheless, Flanagan's horror approach would undoubtedly add something fresh to the long-running Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, with an emphasis on ambient terror rather than dependence on jumpscares.
Flanagan has already demonstrated an understanding of the type of psychological terror that made the original film by Wes Craven so effective; examples include the anthology film Haunting and the single-shot Midnight Mass.
Flanagan's interest in directing a new A Nightmare on Elm Street film may help get the project moving forward, even if no such plans currently exist.