When Wes Craven conceived Freddy Kruegera boogeyman who haunts your dreamsit was a brilliant coup. On a primal level, the […]
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and its antagonist, Freddy Krueger. A child-killing psychopath who was burned alive by vengeful parents only to return to take his revenge through the dreams of their now teenaged children.
Many of the deaths were fantastical of course, but some were crueler than others. Those are the ones that stick in my mind because they didn
When you hear the name Freddy Krueger, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely another name: Robert Englund.
One of the things that makes Freddy unique in the world of horror villains is that he was always played by Englund, in each and every film of the original Nightmare on Elm Street franchise – and even in Freddy’s long awaited cinematic battle with Jason Voorhees. Well, for the most part, at least…
Friday Night Frights at Cinefamily in Los Angeles held a Nightmare on Elm Street marathon over the weekend. On the program: Nightmare entries 1-7 (sorry, Freddy vs. Jason).
The event ran from dusk till dawn with very little interruption. Some of those involved in Dream Warriors swung by for a 20-minute Q&A before the film and I was able to capture it on video.
Via the video player here, watch Friday Night Fright’s Josh Miller and Sebastian O’Brien talk with director Chuck Russell and stars Jennifer Ruben, Rodney Eastman and Ira Heiden about their time on the film, the auditions and working with Dokken.
Spend some time with Robert Englund in the make-up chair in this exclusive video we received from August’s Flashback Weekend in Chicago, Illinois. This is a revealing look at the process Englund went through as he slipped into Freddy Krueger’s skin one last time, courtesy of FX artist Robert Kurtzman (supplier of this video).
Featured in the six minutes of footage: Some great footage inside the FX lab as the pieces are prepped, anecdotes from Englund in the make-up chair, a special visit from Amanda Wyss and more!
Trevor Henderson’s “Horror Hangers” series 2 is now available to order in his Etsy shop! If you recall, we brought your attention to this Canadian artist’s work when he released series 1, a loving tribute to old school Halloween decorations mixed with contemporary horror films. His latest line-up is inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Friday the 13th series, Alien, The Return of the Living Dead and Tombs of the Blind Dead. Killer stuff! If you want to add these to your decorations, you can buy ’em here! Check out the latest designs below in addition to the series 1 designs.
Among the many horror happenings occurring throughout the month of October in Los Angeles, I wanted to bring your attention (if you happen to live in the area) to something that was just announced at Cinefamily.
On Friday, October 24th, Friday Night Frights is co-hosting an epic marathon of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Ticket information isn’t available yet – but bookmark this page.
Robert Kurtzman has supplied ShockTillYouDrop.com with a handful of photos from Robert Englund’s time in the makeup chair. Earlier this month, the actor took part in Flashback Weekend where he agreed to slip into Freddy Krueger’s skin one last time.
The photo gallery here goes step-by-step through the process as Kurtzman meticulously applies the prosthetics.
Once out of the chair, Englund greeted fans and participated in a series of photo opportunities fans paid nearly $400 (!) for.
Over the last 24 hours I’ve been seeing folks post awesome animation cell-style images of the Scooby-Doo gang meeting contemporary horror villains like Captain Spaulding, Ghostface, Michael Myers, Patrick Bateman, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. I don’t know where they originated, but we should credit artist “TB Real” apparently. (If anyone has more information, please let me know and I’ll update this item.) Loving these so much.
In between interviews at Comic-Con today, I made some time to work my way through the exhibitors floor to check out the NECA display. There, they have a “Super Freddy” Con exclusive action figure as well as a bevy of upcoming products that range from a glow-in-the-dark Jason Voorhees mask inspired by the ?Friday the 13th video game to new figures based on Ghostface, Freddy Krueger, Jason and ?Leatherface. Check out some pics via the gallery here.
FX artist Robert Kurtzman alerted us to some big news for those of you out there who are heading out to the Flashback Weekend in Chicago this August.
Kurtzman himself will apply the iconic Freddy Krueger make-up to attending actor Robert Englund “one last time” (!) for the horror convention. Fans dropping in on the show – which takes place August 8th-10th – will be able to participate in a photo op with Englund/Krueger, for a price, of course.
Poking around online doing some research, I came across this video on YouTube which is Entertainment Tonight previewing the summer movies of 1988 like The Blob and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4!
The piece features interviews exclusive to ET and some fun behind-the-scenes footage. See Kevin Dillon (Entourage) really sell why he wanted to star in The Blob and listen to Justin Klarebeck of Dream Quest Image talk about the FX of Nightmare 4. The video also hints that we’ll see something about Phantasm II, but there’s no actual footage.
Image Entertainment is going to bring Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy to Blu-ray for the very first time. This is the epic look at the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise that was independently produced and distributed a few years back.
Featuring exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including creator Wes Craven and Robert Englund (