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We told you earlier this year that Alexandre Aja, the man behind High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes, is heading into the Vr arena with anthology series “Campfire Creepers,” which sounds like a new take on shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “Tales from the Crypt.” Aja has brought horror legend Robert Englund aboard to play “The Skull […] »
- John Squires
When I was younger, Nightmare on Elm Street scared the hell out of me. As an adult human I went back and re-watched it and wondered, “Why did I like this?” and I only had one answer: Robert Englund. Personally, I loved the remake because it focused on Krueger’s. Much like Friday the 13th and …
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- Hack Johnson
Cinema history is filled with tantalizing ‘what ifs,’ ranging from the weird to the fascinating. What if Kubrick had been able to make his epic Napoleon? What if Bill Murray had been cast as Batman in the 1989 film? What would David Lynch’s Return of the Jedi have looked like? Now, we can chalk another one up on the board, because in an interview with Cinema Blend, Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, revealed that he lobbied to make A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.
Elm Street scholars will of course know that the third film in the franchise is Dream Warriors. Set in a mental hospital, we find ‘final girl’ Nancy Thompson training her patients to control their dreams in order to combat Freddy. Needless to say, it doesn’t end well for most of them (I seem to remember Freddy injecting one person with a buttload of heroin).
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- David James
Sitges, Spain — Opening with Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which dazzled critics and audiences alike at the Spanish Festival, the 50th Sitges Festival, a Mecca for genre fanboys and Europe’s biggest fantasy event, looks set to pack some weighty Spanish world premieres: “La Zona,” the fourth original series from Movistar + to see the light of day, a family and crime drama set in the wake of a post nuclear power station meltdown; and “Muse,” an English-language supernatural thriller from Filmax and one of its star directors, Jaume Balagueró, whose [“Rec”] franchise installments have proved a highlight of multiple Sitges events.
The big TV premiere is a departure for Sitges. Del Toro’s humanistic horror and powerful local premieres are not so new to »
- Emilio Mayorga
It started as a seemingly simple security job, but Brett (Jason London) soon discovers that he's protecting more than just a building, he's protecting the world from something sinister that wants to get out in the new horror film Nightworld. Ahead of the film's release later this month from Gravitas Ventures, we've been provided with an exclusive clip from the movie for Daily Dead readers to enjoy right now.
You can watch Brett come across some eerie tracks in the darkness in our exclusive clip below, and keep an eye out for Nightworld (co-starring the legendary Robert Englund) in select theaters and VOD platforms beginning October 20th from Gravitas Ventures.
Synopsis: "When former cop, Brett Irlam (Jason London, Dazed and Confused), takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia, he immediately begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. »
- Derek Anderson
Rebecca Lea Oct 2, 2017
The film: The Blue Ribbon Laundry houses a big industrial press called The Mangler. When an accident occurs involving Sherry (Vanessa Pike), it becomes apparent that the press is out for blood. Officer John Hunton (Ted Levine) gets involved after another employee is killed and his friend Mark Jackson (Daniel Matmor) introduces the idea of demonic possession. Overseeing everything is the Laundry’s mysterious owner and Sherry’s uncle, William Gartley (Robert Englund).
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When it comes to adapting Stephen King films, a horror pedigree usually helps. The man himself is handy to have around when it comes to screenplay duties. When you’ve got directors like George A. Romero and John Carpenter on board, »
Hot on the heels of its announcement of Piranha II: The Spawning on Blu-ray comes another surprise release on its way from Scream Factory… Robert Englund in Dance Macabre. Via Scream Factory on Facebook: Can you ever have too many… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
When the curtain rises, the terror begins. In 1992, just one year after Freddy Krueger was “killed off” in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Robert Englund starred in director Greydon Clark’s Dance Macabre, which is headed to Blu-ray for the very first time early next year. Scream Factory teased the forthcoming release over on their Facebook […] »
- John Squires
Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself, wasn’t a big fan of the 2010 Nightmare On Elm Street remake, but he has one specific idea for how a second remake attempt might be able to improve things. As reported by Cinema Blend, Englund would really like to see Kevin Bacon take over the Freddy Krueger role, and he’s even…
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- Sam Barsanti
The last time A Nightmare on Elm Street was rebooted turned out to be a real nightmare, but we all know you cannot keep a good ghoul down for long, and sooner or later the clawed one will surely be… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
We haven't seen Freddy Krueger on screen since 2010's failed A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, which starred Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as the famed, sweater-wearing dream demon. But New Line Cinema is going to make a new Elm Street movie at some point. So who should play Freddy Krueger next time around? Robert Englund thinks Kevin Bacon would make a fine choice.
Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in the original Nightmare on Elm Street and continued to do so up through 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. He has a very strong attachment to the role of Freddy Krueger and knows it very well. Better than anyone. So if he endorses someone for the role, that's a pretty big deal. During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Englund was asked who he might like to see play the part in the next movie and he made it clear he thinks Kevin Bacon »
Horror icon Robert Englund has a dream-pick for who should play the next Freddy Krueger. Speaking to Cinema Blend, the Nightmare on Elm Street actor expresses his desire for a Freddy Krueger a bit more light on his feet:
“Well the gossip I’ve heard, and I don’t know how valid this is, but there has been some talk about using, or perhaps he’s been approached, Kevin Bacon. Yeah. I think that would be great. He’s in one of my favorite little horror movies, Stir of Echoes, and you should check it out if you haven’t seen in. And I just think Kevin’s the right size. I think he respects horror movies. He doesn’t make fun of them. I think it would be real interesting.”
After the 2009 remake starring Jackie Earle Haley, it’s quite surprising that New Line is even considering a reboot, »
- Jordan Jones
- Michael Kennedy
You can go ahead and add Freddy Krueger’s name to the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.
With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw late next month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of A Nightmare On Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.
Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged last month, both studios have maintained a radio silence when it comes to the mooted reboot, though if the Powers That Be were to place Robert Englund in control of casting, the series stalwart would name Kevin Bacon as a potential candidate to play the mutilated Freddy.
Word comes by way of Cinema Blend, after the outlet caught up with Englund to discuss his involvement in Nightworld, a psychological thriller currently incubating in post. »
- Michael Briers
Every October, horror fans in Los Angeles celebrate the Halloween season with diverse scares on the big screen at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, and this year, in addition to a slate of exciting new films, the festival will honor the late, great Tobe Hooper with a special screening of The Funhouse, and Child's Play fans can also look forward to a screening of the first Chucky movie followed by a Q&A with director Tom Holland.
Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – September 26, 2017 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, America’s largest, and longest running horror movie festival, announces its 2017 official schedule and the second wave of its festival line up. The fest will run from Oct. 10 - 19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Over its seventeen-year run, the female-run festival has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. »
- Derek Anderson
The Comic Book Men are coming back. Recently, AMC announced season seven of the TV show will debut in October.The reality series follows Kevin Smith and friends as they "dive into the world of geekdom." The new season will feature guests appearances by Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, Burt Ward, Method Man, and Robert Englund.Read More… »
Masterfully Macabre Entertainment announced the Us premiere of To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Continue reading for more details on its debut at ScareFest 2017. Also in today's Highlights: a sneak peek at Two Sentence Horror Stories and the lineup at this year's London Horror Festival.
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Us Premiere Details: Press Release: “Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“Mme”) announced today that their highly anticipated documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is having its Us Premiere as the headliner at the ScareFest convention launch party on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at The Grand Reserve Event Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Launch party events begin at 4:30 pm, with the film introduction at 8:00 pm, and the film's premiere screening at 8:30 pm. The film's star subject, Kane Hodder, Director Derek Dennis Herbert, and Producer Andrew Barcello will attend the premiere »
- Tamika Jones
Gravitas Ventures is set to release Nightworld, starring A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Robert Englund, on October 20, 2017. Both Englund and Jason London are featured in this exclusive clip from Patricio Valladares’ (Hidden in the Woods, the upcoming Downhill) new supernatural horror drama. Here, Englund explains the several Gates of Hell and how they unlock the “Land of the Dead”. Penned by […] »
- Brad Miska
Chilean director Patricio Valladares has been busy. He has a handful of movies currently in production and two others scheduled for release this year one of which is Nightworld which feels very much like something that spawned from the mind of Stephen King or Clive Barker.
Nightworld stars Jason London as a retired Lapd officer who takes on a job as a security monitor in an old apartment building in Bulgaria's capital. Shortly after taking on the job, he starts to experience unexplained events and as he begins a deep dive into the history of the building, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is afloat. Enter Jacob, played by horror staple Robert Englund, the former security guard who left the job after going blind, who offers to help Brett solve the myster [Continued ...] »
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