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Elm Street is a 2019 American Supernatural Slasher Horror film written by Keegan-Michael Key & David Chaskin, directed by Jack Scholder starring Mark Patton, Robin Givens, Maude Apatow, Leo Howard, Vin Diesel and Robert Englund.

A spin-off from the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise that began with Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film, it follows as a present day sequel to the first two instalments, whilst including plot elements of all following entries in the series. Mark Patton and Kim Myers reprise their respective roles from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) which Elm Street serves as a close sequel to following the success of Danny McBride/David Gordon Green's 2018 Halloween direct sequel, and James Franco/Adam Marcus' 2019 Friday 13th.

Shooting took place in Stow, Ohio from May 11th till July 24th, 2018.

Released theatrically and in IMAX select theatres to mixed to positive reception.

Plot

In 2018 a now realtor Lisa Webber after a successful sale of her former Elm Street, Springwood home returns to her Springwood home under renovations, and discovers she is low on Hypnocil, starting a tired drive down toward the nearest pharmacy. Falling asleep at the wheel she dreams of crashing into her former home pool, which becomes blood as she exits it and is surrounded by the bodies of her party victims of 1985, with Freddy Krueger appearing and chasing her to the house. Inside it becomes the power plant and in the boiler room her back is slashed by Freddy's glove, and her head is bashed against a mirror, in reality her car hits a tree and she smashes her head against the windscreen.

Ex-boyfriend and now openly gay Jesse Walsh living in Columbus with his dancer boyfriend Manfred hears of Lisa's death and travels to Springwood, leaving a note for Manfred after their date night.

He attends her funeral which is void of her parents, who like his have passed away. After the funeral he stops by his former house 1428 Elm St and initially enters believing it to be for sale and empty, however daydreaming is suddenly confronted by the Houstons, a couple with their two children, a son and daughter now residing there. Jesse apologies and leaves after stating he had once lived here.

Coming to the Webber's former home as night falls he sees in a brief hallucination Lisa's vehicle in the pool and the glass patio doors broken as had been done in 1985. He is then met returning to his car by Sheriff Adaline Hommel, who was present at Lisa's funeral. She brings him down to the station for questioning and after a coroner's report is issued to Hommel regarding Lisa's cause of death, she permits Jesse to leave. He however takes the report from Hommel's desk and sees the picture of Lisa's back scratches.

Jesse prepares hypnocil and visits Springwood High School the next day, to steal medical files on sleep disrupted students. Hommel's senior student younger sister Ellen, her best friend Tyler, Tyler's boyfriend Liam and their other friends: Dane, Lara, Mikayla, Tammy and Siu catch Jesse's attention as they enter the sick bay area discussing him being brought in for questioning last night by Ellen's sheriff sister.

Sheriff Hommel arrives and catches Jesse leaving the building with the students' medical files, apprehending them and loudly arguing with him regarding her investigation into him after last night, his claims of the undead Freddy Krueger using him to get inside the dreams of friends and come into reality. With this Tammy later that day in the sick bay resting with a headache is killed by Freddy, who splits her head, causing her to die of internal haemorrhaging in reality. That night a distraught Mikayla is attacked by Freddy asleep on anti-depressants, she is cut and awakens, caught by her parents who assume she is self harming following Tammy's death.

Mikayla is taken to the hospital where she is sedated. Siu asleep on a bus home after leaving the town library as Freddy suddenly become the driver, crash into the library, and as she tries to flee into the stacks has heart ripped out, inducing a heart attack in real life. As the others come to visit Mikayla in the hospital and hear of Siu's death, Mikayla is drained of her blood by Freddy. The group then desperate for help confront the in holding Jesse who they break out.

Jesse acquires stolen hypnocil for the group as Manfred suddenly arrives demanding where had gone, he sends him away and the group meeting at Jesse's motel keep watch over themselves to ensure the Hypnocil keeps them from dreaming, it proves successful as Liam falls asleep first and the rest follow. Sheriff Hommel at the scene of Jesse's escape at the station shuts down in shock and is overtaken by Freddy, who on the way to the motel kills Deputies Guerro and Terren, glove stabbing Guerro through the neck and Terren dying in the resulting crash as Freddy immolates the car.

At the motel Hommel-Freddy attacks and kills Deputy Cost by drowning him in the motel pool, and electrocuting Deputy Welles. Ellen flushes her system of the hypnocil by force vomiting and goes sedates herself to save her now unconscious sister from Freddy's possession. Jesse goes in with her as the others keep watch. Jesse and Ellen with Tyler's assistance save Adaline from Freddy, believing they have killed him as they shoot and immolate him back in human form.

However Jesse now possessed by Freddy the next day while Leo and Tyler are helping Ellen set up for their graduation party at the Hommel residence enters and kills Leo upstairs, as Ellen and Tyler head into town, spraying his blood across the walls and taking his body. Jesse like Adaline bears Freddy's appearence and the night of the party kills Dane by boiling him in the pool, Adaline by hanging her and Ellen after stabbing, leaving her to bleed to death in Tyler's arms. Tyler fights back Freddy who comes to 1428 Elm and attacks the Houstons, Tyler arrives and reasons his release, which seems to work Freddy disappearing. Jesse and Tyler flee to her car and en route to Columbus after a long goodbye, Jesse comes up to Manfred apologising but as he lies down to sleep returning to his Freddy visage, Tyler dead in the car outside of slash marks across the chest.

Cast

  • Mark Patton as Jesse Walsh
  • Robin Givens as Sheriff Adaline Hommel
  • Maude Apatow as Tyler Hartell
  • Leo Howard as Liam Newark
  • Kevin Quinn as Dane Howard
  • Sierra McCormick as Lara Campbell
  • Alisha Boe as Ellen Hommel
  • Elena Kampouris as Mikayla Rose
  • Ivanna Sakhno as Tammy Rose
  • Lana Condor as Siu Linn
  • Jake Weber as Deputy Elliott Cost
  • Vin Diesel as Deputy Stan Welles
  • Mark Dacascos as Deputy Willem Guerro
  • Blair Underwood as Manfred Evans
  • Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
  • Kim Myers as Lisa Webber
  • Fabianna Udenio as Lois Houston
  • Andrew Wilson as Josh Houston
  • Conleth Hill as Deputy Shaun Van Gunderson
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Deputy Cassandra Terren
  • Mark Valley as Mr. Syler
  • Caroline Rhea as Neighbor Abby
  • Rosie Perez as Nurse Mya
  • Doug Savant as Dr. Moore
  • Sean Whalen as Pervey Neighbor Donald
  • Shari Headley as Mrs. Undridge
  • Dot-Marie Jones as Mae Hartell

Trivia

Soundtrack

  1. These Dreams- Heart
  2. Never Be The Same- Camila Cabello
  3. Tip Toe- Jason Derulo feat. French Montana
  4. Again- Noah Cyrus feat. XXXTENTACION
  5. Know No Better- Major Lazer feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo
  6. All The Stars- Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA
  7. For You- Liam Payne feat. Rita Ora
  8. Rockstar- Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
  9. I Got Dreams- Otis Reeding
  10. Chasing You- Jenn Johnson
  11. Light My Fire- Shirley Bassey
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