Critics slammed Nightmare, but a sequel is in the works

The critics hated, hated, hated A Nightmare on Elm Street, ripping into the new movie so badly that it currently comes it at only 16 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer. But if you think that alone is enough to crush plans for a sequel, think again.

Because Freddy Kreuger was the king of the April 30 weekend, with an estimated domestic gross of $32.2 million, and box office like that trumps any critic.

But it's not just the gross that tells us a sequel is likely. We've got the word straight from the mouth—make that the twitter feed—of Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, spotted by the sharp eyes over at Dark Horizons. When asked by a fan (above) about a sequel, Fuller replied (below) that one is "already in the works."

Will that reply guarantee a sequel? We'll have to wait to see what happens during the film's second weekend. If Freddy kills again ... he could be back.

What's your take on all this? Do you side with the critics? Or with the opening weekend audience?

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