We may have lost Wes Craven last year, but we’ll always have the terrifying films he created—and as long as actor Robert Englund is willing, we still have Freddy Krueger. He’ll be hosting El Rey Network’s “Rip Your Heart Out” Valentine’s Day horror marathon, featuring five Nightmare on Elm Street films.
The latest episode of the puppet web series Glove and Boots has a Halloween theme, guest starring a felt version of Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. When Mario eats too much junk food before bed, his subconscious summons up a crooning Krueger.
Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes.
When A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters in 1984, it was hailed as a legitimately scary movie. But as the series added sequel after sequel, Freddy Krueger began to lose his potency, transforming from boogeyman to wisecracking buffoon. When, exactly, did that happen? Here's the exact instant when Freddy pivoted.
While Robert Englund's made-up face haunted A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven originally cast actor David Warner in the role of Freddy Krueger. Warner had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, but not before sitting for the makeup test.
This is my new favorite kitten tee, after the one I already have with Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys saying, "A dope trailer is no place for a kitty!" Freddy Kruger is covered in kitties, and tells us that we are ALL HIS KITTENS NOW.
Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but…
A scifi classic finally comes to Blu-ray, the long-awaited Warhammer: Ultramarines CG movie slinks out to home video, and Regular Show fans get screwed in an unfortunately regular manner, all thanks to this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases.
For every birthday-suit shapeshifter to appear on True Blood or denim-short teen wolf to pop up in the Twilight books, there are dozens of science fiction and horror narratives informing us that polymorphing into a marmoset, wombat, or whatever would legitimately suck. Here are ten squirm-inducing transformations that…
Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld.
It's been three decades since films like The Shining, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street first arrived on the big screen, and their villains haven't gotten any younger. So what happens when Freddy Krueger and Jason get too old to keep chasing down kids?
I have no idea why this is happening, but the proprietors of the bosomy (and NSFW) cosplaying blog Tit Thinks It's People have decided to transform their tracts of land into horror characters. The results eschew sexiness altogether, which is kind of the point, as you shouldn't be having handsome dreams about Pinhead…
What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying?
Somewhere in a universe not unlike our own, David Carradine starred in Blade Runner, Sidney Poitier played Morpheus to Bruce Lee's Neo, Tim Curry got his own Joker movie, and Robo Cop was a 1970s porno.
Freddy Krueger's come back as a standalone monster, after Freddy Vs. Jason. And both Aliens and Predators are hoping to repeat this accomplishment soon. Nevertheless, there's something intrinsically awesome about two uber-menaces duking it out. Here are our favorite showdowns.
Nightmare on Elm Street pulled in $32.2 million thus far and will recoup its $35 million budget. The dream-slasher dropped 33% between Friday and Saturday. It's unlikely to see an uptick with Iron Man 2 opening next weekend. [L.A. Times]
The Nightmare on Elm Street's big scary reboot is out today. Does Jackie Earle Haley's new melted head make us more afraid of the new Freddy Krueger? Or does he burn away the only part of Freddy we loved? Spoilers...
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