If you watch the movie without comparing it to anything before, Nightmare stands on it's own. It's almost like hearing the first story over from a different viewpoint or something. The new one is a bit more gritty and realistic. I think people remember Freddy as a wisecracking, creative killer that snuffs assh#les that deserve it. The new one explores the already established fact that Freddy was killed because he was a child molester. The kills are pretty good and I like the ending. I'd give it four out of five Nightmares.

Anywhoo...here's the trailer for the original and the new one.