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Revisiting the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION: LABYRINTH Bonus Disc

You can’t imagine the excitement for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION boxed DVD set… unless, of course, you were there when it finally arrived in September of 1999. Having watched the movies over and over again on VHS and Laserdisc, it was high time for the series to enter the new digital age. Lo […]

Perchance to Scream! Revisiting FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS

THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET: FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS paperback promises the reader what they’d likely expect from an original collection of Krueger-centric short stories — death, destruction, and bad dreams. Released in 1991, the same year as FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, this book doesn’t have any hard and fast rules about the franchise’s timeline, […]

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Five Unlikely Couples Found In These Unbelievable Horror Fan Fiction Recommendations!

Horror is a genre that allows filmmakers’ imaginations to run wild, concocting bombastic grotesqueries that viewers could never even dream of. But there’s one place where the audience can turn the tables and invent stories so wickedly gruesome that even horror directors have to bow down to their terrifying skill: romantic horror fan fiction. If […]

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A Definitive Ranking of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS Teens

If you didn’t want to feel old today, I have some bad news. Next week is the 30th anniversary of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS. The classic horror sequel which some fans argue is even better than the original (wrongly, but I respect their temerity) hit theaters in 1987 like a cannonball, raking […]

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Check Out the Twelve Creepiest (and Coolest) ReAction Horror Figures!

Towards the end of last year, Funko announced that the company ended its partnership with fellow collectible creators Super 7 in the creation of ReAction figures, leaving the latter to continue the line on its own. These smaller figures took stylistic inspiration from toys of the ’70s and ’80s, but covered a huge number of […]

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List Video: 5 Most Unsettling Death Scenes from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Freddy Krueger is one of the most iconic villains in horror movie history. He became legendary not just for stalking teenagers in their dreams, but for his gruesome, often humorous ironic murder stylings. Here are our 5 most unsettling Freddy Krueger death scenes in a snazzy video. Welcome to prime time, bitch!

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The Most Dangerously Incompetent Police in Horror Movies

Sometimes, law enforcement in the world of horror cinema is notoriously absent, incompetent, or a special blend of both. I decided to take a look at a variety of flicks featuring some of the worst police work ever depicted in horror movies… and this is what I’ve come up with: Lt. Ken Fuller and Team […]

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Exclusive Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Clip: Check Out the Filming Locations of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Blumhouse.com is thrilled to host this exclusive video from the awesome show Horror’s Hallowed Grounds. Synopsis: Horror’s Hallowed Grounds is a retrospective on classic horror filming locations. In each episode, host Sean Clark spotlights one particular film and retraces the steps of the filmmakers by visiting the original filming locations sometimes decades later. Episodes have […]

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Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

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Meet Tattoo Artist Paul Acker: A Master of Ink Horror Realism

I’m not scared of needles. I’ve had more piercings and tattoos than I can count. For a while I looked like Jody from PULP FICTION. “The one with all that shit in her face?” Yeah, that was me. As far as tattoos are concerned, it’s something about that rush of adrenaline you get while you’re […]

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Five Classic Horror Movie Archetypes (and Why They’re Essential)

Consider, if you will, the following scenario: You’re going on a summer road trip with a group of friends. Your best friend’s boyfriend has this brother who just bought a cabin located in the middle of nowhere. It’ll be fun to get away for the week — to drink, go swimming, and relax with friends […]

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How To Dream Like WES CRAVEN

Wes Craven expanded the consciousness of the horror genre by literally following his dreams.  Some of the most memorable details in his films reportedly came to the filmmaker in his sleep—including the Beauty and the Beast motif in THE HILLS HAVE EYES, the snake-in-the-bathtub scene in DEADLY BLESSING  (later re-imagined in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM […]

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In Defense of FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE!

Freddy Krueger has always been my horror hero. Unlike many of the muted madmen in the slasher genre, such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, Freddy was extremely vocal about his kills. He didn’t just terrify his victims with physical pain, he got into their heads as well. While A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET started […]