Get ready for Freddy. Again. A Nightmare on Elm Street is so often credited with building New Line Cinema into a studio brand name, that it should be no surprise that they’d want to play up that legacy again with a remake. Of course, the fact that the nine films in the series have a total worldwide box office take of over $450 million also sweetens the deal. Yes, unsurprisingly, and despite the lukewarm reception for the 2010 remake, we’re going back to the drawing board – and the dank, dark, foreboding cellar where young people are lured to their doom – for the fourth version of A Nightmare on Elm Street. (more…)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Heather Langenkamp just celebrated her 50th birthday. Think about that for a minute: the final girl from that first Nightmare on Elm Street movie has been around for over five decades now. (Not to insult Ms. Langenkamp, of course, because she looks great.) Of course, three of those decades have been all about the legend of Freddy Krueger and talking about her big break in Wes Craven‘s seminal horror film. And not only has Langenkamp appeared in three of the eight Nightmare movies, she produced the quintessential documentary about the franchise, Never Sleep Again. This past weekend at the National Fan Expo, Langenkamp re-untied with co-stars Robert Englund and John Saxon to celebrate Freddy’s 30th birthday, and Nerd Bastards got a few minutes to pick her brain. You know, in a good way. (more…)
Throughout the 70s and 80s, there were a lot of movie monsters, but only one of them really had a consistent face. Robert Englund was the face of Freddy Krueger through eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, a couple of music videos and a TV series called Freddy’s Nightmares, and this year Freddy Krueger turns 30 years old. Freddy’s portrayer, Englund, has worked consistently since his twin breakthroughs in 1984, Nightmare and the TV series V, building up an impressive resume of over 100 different film and TV projects. But with three decades now come and gone, more than ever, Englund is most closely associated with the burnt, disfigured “bastard son of a hundred maniacs.”
In an recent interview with Nerd Bastards, looking forward to Englund’s pending appearance at the National Fan Expo in Downtown Toronto, the actor discussed his enduring appeal as a horror icon, his recent flirtation with putting Freddy’s face on again, and his actually quite impressive knowledge of the geography of Canada’s largest city. (more…)
Wes Craven‘s been making films for over 40 years, but he’s still charting new territory. Now he’s co-creating a comic book, which he will eventually turn into a movie, and he’s doing it with none other than Steve Niles of 30 Days of Night fame.
The project is called Coming of Rage, and it will be Craven and producer Arnold Rifkin‘s first publication through Liquid Comics, who they signed a partnership deal with in 2010. Craven created the concept, and writer Niles will pen the five-issue miniseries. The eventual film will be produced Rifkin and Liquid Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan.
There’s no word on concept or story for Coming of Rage save for the above teaser art, but Deadline is reporting that “it is pretty clear that there’ll be a healthy dose of horror, blood and suspense.”
Craven, best known for creating A Nightmare on Elm Street, has spent the last few years producing remakes of his popular prior hits like Nightmare, The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left. His last two films were the sequel Scream 4, and his original screenplay My Soul to Take.
Coming of Rage is scheduled to be published sometime next year.
Source: Comic Book Resources
What’s up bastards! Here we are with the first Tuesday for the month of October and it seems business is picking up as we got five movies that we either recommend as a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. Two of the movies are reboots in which one may be worth watching and the other can just burn for its existence (you’ll see what I did there). We also have another movie that may be worth your time, one that is just there, and another that has the concept of ass to mouth.
That’s not it folks as we have what may be the most STACKED list of Old Movies Are New. How stacked you ask? Well it’s a list of 31 releases and I’m sure there is something you wouldn’t mind upgrading the hi-def version of. We also got the TV Show DVD section that consist not only two Syfy shows but a Doctor Who animated feature. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Next in line in my crazed obsession with movie weapon replica’s comes a bloody, junky piece worthy of a mass murderer… The machete of Jason Voorhies from the new Friday the 13th reboot. From the Lord of the Rings weapons to the Star Wars Lightsabres all the way to 300‘s full battle attire, the big people have found a way to make a little extra cash off these films.
This is the weapon of choice for our Hockey masked hero, from a straight shot up to the hilt, to a nice “Thunk” into a kid’s cranium. It was also the weapon used to decapitate his deranged mama. Described by BUDK with a great and immediate description “Each blade is aged to appear rusted and bloody“. Can we ask for anything more??? Actually we can….
I am making a hypothesis that we will get the full movie quality Nightmare On Elm Street glove of Freddy Krueger. To coincide with the reboot of the original, they gave the glove a little retooling and tweaking for the the new film, so selling a replica glove will be a fanboy’s dream…Something dangerous to do around Elm Street. All the gloves available now are handmade fanfare or plastic, even some with false edges, so i am making a NerdBastard’s gentleman’s bet.
But it all begins here with the release of the the Friday the 13th Machete. A great step in the right direction for horror fans as well as avid movie rep collectors (like myself).
So if you haven’t heard, there is a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street coming out, brought to you by Bay’s Platinum Dunes (Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, Friday the 13th remake). Looks like they want to make Freddy all serious and deadly and no jokes, which is what I liked about in the older movies. The movie is set to be released April 30th, 2010. Here is the second trailer and see for yourself if you like the new Freddy, played by Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach).