Over the weekend I went to see the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Like the other remakes of classic horror movies (Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) this is a much grittier, darker feeling movie: Freddy looks like a burn victim, they delve deeper into the fact he was a child molester, the gore feels more real. Overall it is a much scarier film than the original. The movie does lack the typical '80s T&A, drug use and fun. I don't think it hurts the film and in fact probably gives it a bit more credibility for what it is.
If you're a fan of the original I recommend this one.