This week we continue our special look at classic horror films and their modern remakes by taking a look at one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time: A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Wes Craven original had an entire generation of kids wetting themselves at the thought of taking a quick nap. The 2009 remake is one of the most universally disliked remakes in horror history. Does the original still hold up? Is the remake “really not that bad”? Do we laugh way too hard at our own stupid ass jokes? Tune in and find out, ya stupid goof! (Review starts at 46:46)
I just can’t take no pleasure in killing. There’s just some things you gotta do. Don’t mean you have to like it. Just like the Who Goes There Podcast episode 280!
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The film, which starred Robert Englund as a spectral child murderer, will have its 30th anniversary this coming November.
NECA is recognizing the landmark with a very special 30th Anniversary “Ultimate Freddy Krueger” figure, which will stand 7″ tall and come rocking a new head sculpt, two alternate heads, the ‘tongue phone’, as well as Tina’s skinned face!
NECA unveiled the painted prototype at the screening, continue reading for pix. Continue reading →
Thommy Hutson, writer and producer of definitive genre docs such as Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacyand Inside Story: Scream and producer of More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, is excited to announce he is taking his journey down Elm Street a lot farther and in a whole new way.
Hutson has written a coffee table book detailing the original Wes Craven classic in a way no one has before. This over 200-page, hardcover tome is entitled Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy–The Making of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and is the ultimate look at the scary, thrilling and groundbreaking 1984 film. Continue reading →