Never Sleep Again
Added new intro with music
Cut entire diner scene
Cut funeral scene
Cut all school scenes from beginning of movie
Cut Kris having dreams in school
Cut Kris going home and having Dreams
Cut Kris being thrown around the room with Freddy(Very stupid in the original)
Moved scene where parents murder Freddy into a dream sequence with Nancy while she takes a bath
Cut out Quentin from dream sequence of Freddy getting killed by parents
Cut out swimming scenes
Cut Nancy and Quentin confronting Nancy's mother and Quentin's dad
Removed ending credits
Added new credits
Added new ending music
Although I can appreciate the editors intentions, this film simply doesn't work condensed into less than 50 minutes.
There are huge holes in the plot that have not been bridged very well in the fanedit.
eg. there is no funeral scene, no scene showing nancy pulling cloth from freddy's sweater out of the dream and no scene where the teens feel that this is happening to them because they had lied about freddy when they were children. Yet all of these elements are referred to within dialogue used in scenes remaining in the fanedit.
The restructuring of nancy's bathtime dream would have possibly worked if the audio hadn't transposed sharply between tranquility to action chase and the changed beginning using chris's dream would have also possibly worked if the story had moved to the teens discussing their nightmares before returning to see Chris killed the following night (as it was in the original film with Tina) .
A lot of people did not enjoy the elm street remake compared to the original films and I can see that a lot of work has gone into this fanedit. Therefore i must commend the editor for his intentions and the time spent to bring this to life, but overall I feel this fanedit is just too disjointed to replace the original version of the remake.
While this edit does a good job of trimming the nonsensical dialogue, acting and plot, it still doesn't fix the movie. But it goes a long way towards that goal nonetheless.
As its runtime suggests, it doensn't waste any time, and goes straight for the (first) kill. At this pace, it's basically one kill after the next, leaving only the bare necessities regarding plot in place. There's no funeral scene for example, which already established the teens' mutual past very early on in the film. Other short scenes were excised as well. Rather than trimming dialogue here and there, entire scenes were left on the cutting room floor.
All in all it was a good 45 minutes, and as previously stated, goes a long way to fixing the problems of the original film, although it's one beyond saving. The latest batch of Hollywood heart throbs simply doesn't have the acting chops that their '80s counterparts clearly displayed, even in horror movies. Hollywood entry exams are at an all time low, I suppose...
The only thing that stood out for me (in a bad way) was the soundtrack. The Stabbing Westward song was a bad choice and immediately reminded me of the equally atrocious Freddy vs Jason. The editor should have picked a dark and moody soundtrack to fit the eerie chase feeling of the original Nightmare on Elm Street series. Because let's face it, they're still number one.
Where I give the theatrical remake a 5/10 for narrative and enjoyment alike, this edit only barely tops that, with a 6/10 on both aforementioned accounts. If the editor continues to expand his horror line of edits, I'd personally recommend providing new or different twists to the classics of the genre, and leave the gore porn remakes where they are -- the discount bin.