Why new Nightmare director tells fans to 'get a life'

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is a hit, but it's not faring well among hardcore fans or critics, who slam the movie mercilessly.

Our own reviewer, Michael Marano, called it "a nightmare," and some of you seem to agree: commenter Lordmoon said, "This movie had nothing going for it."

The movie rated a measly 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.

So what does director Samuel Bayer say? In essence: Screw you. Speaking with Fangoria, he said:

"Look, I'm gonna catch a lot of heat for this," he begins. "But some of these fans on the web should just get up, stretch, breathe, go outside and get some fresh air, maybe get a girlfriend and just get a life. They should see the movie and make up their own minds."

Sorry, Sam. Looks like a lot of them have.

What do you think of Bayer's comments?

A Nightmare on Elm Street is now playing.

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