The special Halloween episode airs Wednesday, October 24
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.