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A Nightmare on Elm Street (Quick Reviews)

It’s the Halloween season again and I’m getting into the spirit of things with five spooky new episodes of Quick Reviews!  First up:  A Nightmare on Elm StreetRead the rest of this entry

a quick look at Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series


This… is just… I dunno.

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 seenRead the rest of this entry

Great Movie Moments – A Nightmare on Elm Street: Come to Freddy!


Sometimes, a movie has a scene in it that transcends the movie itself.  A Nightmare on Elm Street has several of those scenes, but here’s my favorite.  “Come to Freddy!” is one of those Great Movie MomentsRead the rest of this entry

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare movie review

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This shot seems to pay homage to Nosferatu.

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

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6) movie review


“I’ll get you, my pretty!  …Seriously though, are we really doing this?  How ’bout I just jump over a shark and get it over with?”

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

Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child movie review

There are movies like Dream Master, which could easily be fixed, and then there’s the next sequel in the Nightmare on Elm Street parade of films, The Dream Child.  This one just blows in a general way.  Read the rest of this entry

Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master movie review

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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Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors movie review


“Welcome to primetime, bitch!”

In 2008, Christopher Nolan asked, “How many good third movies in a franchise can people name?”  This one.  This is the one!  Sure, Freddy’s Revenge was garbage, but man, did Dream Warriors get it right.   Read the rest of this entry

Freddy vs. Jason (movie review)

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (movie review)

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

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 movie review)

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

Halloween is coming…

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.

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