I’m no expert on Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series, but this series is the biggest shitbiscuit I’ve ever seen. Read the rest of this entry
Wes Craven is a dude who thought outside the box; that’s how we got A Nightmare on Elm Street in the first place. He started pitching a form of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare as early as part 3 (rather than do Dream Warriors) because it was already getting stale for him. This movie was so ahead of its time, the audience didn’t know what to make of it, but with hindsight comes clarity. Read the rest of this entry
The first minute or so of the trailer shows so much promise, but everything that follows is what you really get from Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare: an action comedy with zero scares. Didn’t see that coming, huh? Well, I guess after part five’s mixed bag, we should have! Let’s take a closer look at the movie that ended the A Nightmare on Elm Street series… for a while. Read the rest of this entry
New Line Cinema pumped out the Nightmare on Elm Street movies with stunning regularity during the 80s because frankly, they made money and were the financial engine behind the studio. It’s surprising, then, that the trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master has the balls to ask you how long it’s been since you’ve been to Elm Street since the previous installment had come out just the year before.
Let that set the tone for what follows.
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This movie has no business being any good, but Freddy vs. Jason is entertaining – at least, it’s entertaining if you grew up with these monsters. At 97 minutes, there’s no bloat to complain about, so, still to this day, FVJ remains one of the most pleasant surprises I can recall at the movies. Read the rest of this entry
What. The. Hell. Happend?
How quickly can the wheels fall off a franchise? Like they say in baseball, “Your team is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher,” and in the case of Nightmare movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is the sort of dude who just throws the ball right down the middle at a pedestrian 85 miles per hour and gets annihilated in the first inning. (Baseball, October… synergy!) Read the rest of this entry
The classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, like many slasher films, was made for just $1.8 million dollars and created a franchise that scared the bejesus out of me as a little kid. Nothing is scarier than Freddy Krueger (the immortal Robert Englund, who I also remember from the original V tv series), the villain who waits to attack you until you’re at your weakest – when you’re asleep! (Spoiler, Freddy invades your dreams and kills you in your sleep. Betcha didn’t know that.) Read the rest of this entry
This morning’s post was bullshit, so here’s the good stuff…
Halloween is coming, so make sure you stock up on your vintage A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger shrunken heads – none of that Jackie Earle Haley reboot bullshit. Seriously, I found this in a store just a few days ago. I guess they have a box in their store room marked “Halloween” and just put out whatever is in there year after year.