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1428 Elm Street, Springwood, OH: A Pilgrimage To The NIGHTMARE House

Four years after my mother graduated high school, she and one of her closest girlfriends caught a late-night screening of a new horror film that had just hit theaters: Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The two girls screamed in their seats, absolutely freaked out, and then had to walk home together in the […]

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Welcome To Helloween! New Short Film Shows THE RISE OF THE BOOGEYMEN!

What is it about monster mashes that get us horror fans all riled up? Over the years, it’s become my favorite sub-genre of horror. Everything from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN to WAXWORK and THE MONSTER SQUAD. There’s something about seeing multiple monsters share screen time together that’s exciting! And while […]

Groove To Some Spooky Tunes In This Special Halloween SHOCK WAVES “All Treats, No Tricks” Episode!

Happy Halloween, fellow fiends! And boy, do we have a treat for you! Not only did we unleash episode 23 of the Blumhouse.com produced horror talk show podcast Shock Waves on Friday with very special guest Leigh Whannell, but now we’ve got a bonus music themed episode for you today as well! Celebrate Halloween with […]

Jordan Peele Talks His Love Of Horror On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’s me!), Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they gather ’round the table to talk all the latest horrors on this week’s Shock Waves podcast! In celebration of Dario Argento’s birthday, the group throw out their favorite Argento films. Both Rob & Elric saw & discuss Rob Zombie’s […]

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That Time When Freddy Krueger Was On Japanese TV!

Bless the Internet. My friend Michael Gilmore regularly forwards me some of the weirdest and most bizarre things he can find, usually from just casually combing the vaults of You Tube. But here’s one that even stumped him and demanded an explanation. He sent me the following video, which appears to have Freddy Krueger participating […]

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Are Freddy Krueger and Slender Man the Same Person?

The boogeyman exists, and it exists for just one purpose: to scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s why I spent a significant portion of my childhood cowering under my bedsheets, hoping that Freddy Krueger wouldn’t kill me in my sleep. Because say what you will about the disfigured child murderer who became an all-powerful […]

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Listen to Every Freddy Krueger Hotline Story!

Now this is just a wonderful relic from the past that can finally be shared in its entirety! I grew up a total Freddy Krueger fanatic, as I’m sure a lot of you out there did. The NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series was my jam. And when you look back, it’s amazing just how far […]

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The Lost Years Of Wes Craven And Sean S. Cunningham

It’s hard to imagine the horror genre as we know it today without the influence of Wes Craven and Sean S. Cunningham, the filmmakers who gave us LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and later revitalized the genre by creating Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.  Ironically, neither man set out to be a horror filmmaker. Embed […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Office Assistant Kevin Easley

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

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Have You Ever Wanted To See Freddy Krueger Diss Rap Jason?

Oh snap! You know Jason Voorhees, if you’re going to go on Twitter and talk smack about Freddy Krueger, then you should expect some sort of retaliation. Who knew that Freddy’s rapping skills were so on point and that he’d diss you with a dope rhyme?! The video clip above comes to us from You […]

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The REAL Story Behind A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

When looking at the real life inspiration behind a horror film, it’s hard to believe that some ideas can spawn from a real occurrence. This is especially true when you look at A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. It seems ludicrous that a nightmare could kill you, but it actually did happen to eighteen otherwise healthy […]

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Remember When Freddy Krueger Had An Album With The ELM STREET GROUP?

It’s amazing to look back to the peak of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET popularity and see just how far Freddy-Mania went. Trading cards, sticker books, an impossible to figure out board game, a Maxx FX action figure, a 1-900 Hot Line, a wrist watch, a talking Freddy doll! Oh, the irony of toys being […]

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A Wes Craven Tribute Worthy Of The “Master Of Horror”

Since the news of Wes Craven’s passing, a lot of people have done various tributes, editorials and testimonials to the “master of horror’s” legacy. But one in particular worth sharing is this video essay put together by Nelson Carvajal for RogerEbert.com. Craven was a truly gifted and intellectual filmmaker that managed to challenge the way […]