The 13th Floor

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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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

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 […]

Films 

Revisiting The UNCUT Version Of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD

I have a confession to make. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD made me cry. And not for the reasons you might think. By the time the 4th sequel in the NIGHTMARE franchise was about to shoot, I was already a full blown Freddy fanatic. Whereas I got to see the first […]

Films 

We Chat With Thommy Hutson, Author Of NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!

As die-hard horror fans, we tend to obsess over our favorite movies. Constantly poring over any details we can uncover regarding their creation. Thankfully, some of those same fans are also terrific writers in their own right! Enter Thommy Hutson. Thommy was one of the producers on the epic documentary NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, which is regarded by […]

Films 

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 […]

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Were You A Member Of The FREDDY KRUEGER Fanclub?

Looking back, I still find the entire concept of Freddy-mania absolutely bonkers. How the hell did a wicked, terrifying, burnt up child murderer turn into an 80’s icon adored by audiences and (in particular) kids everywhere?! Sure, there was the expected merchandise like posters, T-Shirts and comic books. But then came the talking Freddy doll (marketed […]

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That’s NOT Freddy Krueger!? The NIGHTMARE That Almost Was!

When you think of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series and more specifically Freddy Krueger, there’s one person that seems to be synonymous with his cinematic counterpart. And that’d be actor Robert Englund. To date, he’s played Freddy Krueger in 8 feature films and 2 seasons worth of the television series FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES. It’s hard […]

Comic Books Films 

Did You Know FREDDY KRUEGER Once Had A Marvel Comic Book?

Did you know that Marvel Comics once published A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET comic book series? Although it was solicited to retailers for 5 issues and the first 3 were prepped and ready to go, only the first 2 issues officially hit comic book stands in an oversized black & white magazine format. To put […]

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Killer POV Pick Of The Week – EATEN ALIVE

Just skimming through the filmography of director Tobe Hooper and seeing titles like SALEM’S LOT, THE FUNHOUSE & LIFEFORCE would be more than enough to earn him the title as a “master of horror,” but quite frankly, he could’ve been crowned it right out of the gate in 1974 with his horror debut masterpiece THE […]

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We Attended Slamdance’s JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER Reunion Screening!

Slamdance Cinema Club continues its screenings of great fare, and this week was no exception when Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema hosted a screening of JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. For those that missed this horror/comedy romp when it premiered back in 2007, it follows the story of Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews), an angry young plumber who has […]

Films Music 

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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

When Freddy Met Jason… And Leatherface And Michael Myers

It was Halloween weekend of 2003 while I was attending the 25th anniversary convention in Pasadena that I first became familiar with this epic photograph of Freddy with Jason, Leatherface and Michael Myers. Until then, I was completely unaware of its existence, or even the fact that these legendary titans of terror had ever been […]

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5 Things We Want To See In The Next ‘NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET’

Last month, it was reported that New Line Cinema has dreams of conjuring up another remake to the late, great Wes Craven’s seminal horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Like most fans, I took and accepted the news with much trepidation and skepticism, especially considering the general fan consensus regarding the 2010 Platinum Dunes reboot. But […]