Nightmare on Elm Street

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One of the horror genre’s most iconic murderers, Freddy Kreuger is a nightmare of a character who transcends the normal constraints of fiction. First appearing in A Nightmare on Elm Street back in 1984, he has both starred and cameod in numerous films and made appearance in TV shows, comic books and video games. He even has his own playable character in Mortal Kombat. But perhaps the most telling thing about his legacy is that you don’t need to have seen anything he’s been in to know about him – or to be terrified one of what he might do to you if you ever see him. (more…)

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In taking on one of horror’s most fearsome villains, Heather Langenkamp launched her acting career as Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street way back in 1985. Managing to hold her own against Freddy Krueger – a nightmare of a movie villain that still keeps people up at night – in not just one but two whole movies sealed Langenkamp’s reputation as a woman who can seriously hold her own. In the decades since, she had fought her fair share of battles and dipped in and out of the horror genre as her career has taken her from strength to strength. (more…)

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Mortal Kombat has given us some very unique and interesting characters over the years. Aside from the DC Universe crossover, 2011’s “Mortal Kombat” game was the first time we saw some outside characters competing with the folks from the Netherrealm. “Mortal Kombat” gave us Jason Vorhees and the Predator, and a trailer for the upcoming DLC for “Mortal Kombat X” shows that this title will continue to follow suit. The trailer was leaked ahead of the official announcement at The Game Awards last night, but was confirmed at the show. A previous DLC pack already featured Freddy Kruger, but the upcoming pack will feature four characters: Bo Rai Cho, Tri-Borg, Leatherface, and the Xenomorph. (more…)

Horror Icon, Wes Craven Dead at 76

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Today is a sad day for horror fans the worlds over. Scaremeister Wes Craven has  slipped into the great beyond. A representative of his officially broke the news via the director’s Twitter account no more than an hour ago. (more…)

It’s another unruly review for nerdbastards.com!

Just in time for Halloween, I bring you:

(’Retro movie review’ is a bi-weekly feature by guest writer Delilah Dawson. D. takes a look back at some of our generations best nerdiest movies and makes us appreciate them all over again.)
Because A Nightmare on Elm Street seriously messed me up. So did Piranha, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out on a lot of lake outings, whereas thanks to Freddy, I have:
The Top 10 Things That Wig Me Out
Because of This Crappy Movie
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