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5 Things to Know About the New Freddy Krueger

5 Things to Know About the New Freddy Krueger

Originally posted 05/07/2010 08:00AM

Everything old is new again. A Nightmare on Elm Street, the reboot of the classic 1984 horror film was a hit with moviegoers, with former child star and Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley, 48, taking on the role of the creepy dream-stalking killer Freddy Krueger.

"I actually saw the original movie in the theater," he tells PEOPLE, "and thought it was pretty cool. [Being in the remake] just seemed like a real gas."

Here are five things to know about the new Freddy Krueger:

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Toronto Diary: Who's Got Oscar Buzz?

UpdatePosted 09/18/2006 11:50AM

Toronto Diary: Who's Got Oscar Buzz?

Originally posted 09/16/2006 06:00AM

Every year, partway through the Toronto Film Festival, I breathe a sigh of relief, thinking, "Whew, we can have an Oscars race this year after all."

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