Trailer Watch: Elm St, Eli, Brown, Welles

Quite a few clips but not much in the way of actual trailers in the past ten days or so, thus the weekly column is running a little late. Here’s the key film previews that have run since the weekend before last:

A Nightmare on Elm Street
The last of the holy trinity of late 70’s/early 80’s slasher film franchises gets its Platinum Dunes reboot but whereas “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” notably strayed from their originators, the first trailer for the new ‘Elm’ shows it sticking close to the original 1984 Wes Craven classic. Some visually striking shots and the always creepy kiddie rhyming song still work though, not too shabby but not sold on the new Krueger yet.