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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…
“Time to go to sleep.” Those ominous words preceded my introduction to A Nightmare on Elm Street nearly 30 years ago. My father, having borrowed a VCR, rented Wes Craven’s seminal 1984 horror film on the day it was released on VHS. He was a savvy horror fan and had obviously read about the film – why he missed it in theaters is unknown to me. I’ll just chalk it up to being the father of two youngsters and he was unable to escape the house for an evening when the movie opened wide in theaters on November 16, 1984. Alright, I’ll take the blame. Regardless, he was finally catching up to it. My mother was turning in for the night, my little sister was passed out in her bed and it was my turn to head to my bedroom while my father looked forward to indulging in some horror movies.
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.
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.
Fright Rags unveiled three new t-shirts brandishing a “classic comic book” cover style employing two of our favorite movie maniacs: Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Inspired by “The Incredible Hulk,” “X-Men,” and “Venom” – these shirts are on sale now and are only being printed once. Which one are you after? Click on any print below for a link to the store!
As we previously told you here on Shock, the announcement was made earlier this week by Chicago’s Flashback Weekend Convention that Robert Englund will be appearing at this August’s event in full Freddy Krueger makeup and costume, Friday only.
Not only will he be appearing on stage, as Freddy, for a special live talk show, but he’ll also be signing autographs and taking photos with fans, also as Freddy.
The event will mark the very first time Englund has ever hit the convention circuit in character, and in fact it’s the first time he’ll be slapping on the makeup and iconic Christmas sweater since Freddy vs. Jason, over ten years ago.
Procrastinating your way through this Thursday? Then let Shock Till You Drop help fan the flames and turn your attention away from work or school (aren’t you out for the summer yet?) with this batch of commercials that were specifically geared for the VHS market. They’re not trailers, they’re not TV spots…these were promos touting either a film’s VHS release or VHS collection (or in one instance, a magazine). All amusing stuff and there’s a ton of them out there, but enjoy the few that we have culled here!