ComingSoon.net has your first look at Jackie Earle Haley as the horror genre’s favorite big screen dream slayer, charred child killer Freddy Krueger.

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Freddy’s funky fedora, tattered sweater, and signature glove of knives will be slashing their way to the box office next spring in a blockbuster remake of the 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Be sure to tell us about it, because there’s no way I’ll see this. I was only four when my older brother and his friends decided it would be a good idea to let me join them as they watched A Nightmare on Elm Street IV on VHS. (Actually, I cried until they relented and let me stay — but that’s not the point.) Twenty-one years later, I’m still petrified of Freddy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street opens in theaters April 16, 2010.