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The first one shot down his own people when they refused his orders, the second one ate unsuspecting survivors, while the third stalked the nightmares of Elm Street teenagers with his custom-made blades. David Morrissey, Andrew J. West, and Robert Englund, a trio of actors who portrayed memorable villains onscreen, will be in attendance at the first San Francisco Walker Stalker Con.
The San Francisco Walker Stalker Con will take place at the Fort Mason Center on January 31st and February 1st, 2015. We have the official press release and updated guest list below:
“San Francisco, CA – Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fan-centric convention, will be held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA on January 31st & February 1st, 2015. Walker Stalker Con will bring attendees to a state of the art facility with world class amenities and will provide fan access to celebrity guests.
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- Derek Anderson
Here’s a great vintage photo that I’ve never seen before featuring Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher on the set of The Empire Strikes Back. It was recently revealed by Robert Englund that Hamill had a crush on Fisher during the production of these films, and the two of them look adorably happy in this photo. I have to say that the coolest thing in this photo are the freakin’ awesome Star Wars production winter coats they are wearing! Where in the hell can I get one of those!?
Via: This is Not Porn »
- Joey Paur
The current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series continues to be a favorite of mine. It strikes the right balance between being a goofy, fun cartoon about a bunch of lovable characters and addressing more serious and dark themes about power and responsibility. It also does well at adding new ideas, characters, and material while including homages to previous incarnations of Tmnt and staying true to the foundations of the overall series. The art is pretty cool and unique; and of course, the voice talent and creative team are stellar.
The series is now in Season 3 (and already renewed for a fourth season!) and has taken on a slightly different focus, with the Turtles leaving the familiar NYC cityscape for other territory. A short while ago I got to sit down at the Times Square Toys “R” Us (a super-cool store with a Ferris wheel and other nifty things inside »
- Emily S. Whitten
Anchor Bay Entertainment Dares You To Enter The…
Step Into The Fear Chamber Starting February 10, 2015 on Blu-ray™ and DVD
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror … Continue reading →
Though he’s best known for playing the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight H. Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray, but it will now take a little longer than anticipated.
Initially set to be released on January 13th, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Phantom of the Opera will now come out on February 17th. Extras will be announced next month. In the meantime, we have the official cover art and the delay announcement from Scream Factory:
“Slight delay for our upcoming release of The Phantom Of The Opera. Originally slated for 1/13, it will now move to 2/17. Our apologies for the extension but we are trying to make it the best possible »
- Derek Anderson
The film made its festival debut at Screamfest this season.
Written by Aaron Drane and Hall and directed by Hall, the film stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, and Thomas Dekker and features the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor.
The post February is Your Time to Check into the Fear Clinic appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Get ready to be treated by horror icon Robert Englund in his anticipated film, ‘Fear Clinic,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Febraruy 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated and shocking movie, which is based ont he critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series, was directed by ‘Laid to Rest’ helmer, Robert G. Hull. In addition to the famed ‘Freddy Krueger’ star, ‘Fear Clinic’ also features Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. ‘Fear Clinic,’ which was co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, follows five survivors as they return to [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Patients don’t see Dr. Andover (Robert Englund) for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that forces you to face your worst nightmares in realistic hallucinations. Based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series, Robert G. Hall’s Fear Clinic feature film has received a home media release date from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Fear Clinic will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th. Special features and the cover art have yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details:
“Beverly Hills, CA – After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into »
- Derek Anderson
Kicking off this year’s New York City Horror Film Festival was Robert Hall’s Fear Clinic, an ambitious nightmarescape about facing your fears and conquering your darkest demons. Everyone’s favorite dreamland killer, Robert Englund, stars as a crazy doctor who forces people to hallucinate whatever terrifies them most while being sealed in a gigantic chamber, yet Englund himself cannot carry such an unbalanced jumble of ideas.
Fear Clinic delivers non-stop terror if your biggest fears include seeing Robert Englund naked, entering an epileptic seizure, and black goo, while true horrors seem to escape Hall’s grasp throughout what seems to be a never-ending experiment. Getting from point A to point B is quite possibly one of the wildest cinematic rides I’ve taken in 2014, but for all the wrong reasons.
As most horror movies start, we meet a scientist named Dr. Andover (Englund) who wants to help the world with his newest invention. »
- Matt Donato
Yesterday, we gave you a look at the cover art for the third issue of Deadly Magazine and we’re back with multiple preview pages, including a tease of our tribute to the work of Wes Craven. Issue #3 features an exclusive interview with Robert Englund and our spotlight on some of Craven’s more obscure titles, including Shocker and The People Under the Stairs.
Deadly Magazine #3 also puts a spotlight on the Batman TV series’ recent Blu-ray & DVD release, with comments from Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar. For those following the Batman comic book series, we catch up with Scott Snyder, who teases the return of The Joker.
Heather Wixson’s retrospective series continues with Demon Knight and we also have features for The Blair Witch Project, Marvel’s Phase 3 plans, and more. We encourage Daily Dead readers check out the Deadly Magazine site and support us by »
- Jonathan James
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...
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- Ryan Turek
Deadly Magazine issue #3 includes a look at the Batman TV series making its way to Blu-ray & DVD, with comments from Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar on the new release. For those following the Batman comic book series, we catch up with Scott Snyder, who teases the return of The Joker.
This issue is also dedicated to the work of Wes Craven, with an exclusive interview with Robert Englund and our spotlight on some of Craven’s more obscure titles, including Shocker and The People Under the Stairs. Heather Wixson’s retrospective series continues with Demon Knight and we also have features for The Blair Witch Project, Marvel’s Phase 3 plans, and more. Be on the »
- Jonathan James
The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 years ago this week (November 9, 1984) of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the slasher film entered a new dimension.
With the creation of Freddy Krueger (played indelibly by Robert Englund), who could kill teens in their dreams, the slasher villain proved there was no place that was safe, not even the subconscious.
In retrospect, the genre may have peaked with the release of this film; after all, how many other slasher villains since have been anywhere near as memorable? Unlike his predecessors, Jason Voorhees (of the "Friday the 13th" movies) and Michael Myers (of the "Halloween »
- Gary Susman
The mad doctor will see you now at Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Fear Clinic, and Fangoria.com has the perfect prescription for you with these exclusive images from the new horror thriller, starring genre faves Robert Englund, Thomas Dekker, Fiona Dourif and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. In addition, the film’s writer/director, Robert Hall (pictured below, behind the scenes […] »
- Fangoria Staff
Patients don’t see Dr. Andover for a typical check-up. They instead pay the good doctor a visit to face their phobias in the Fear Chamber, a device that forces you to face your worst nightmares. Due out in early 2015 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Fear Clinic had its world premiere at Screamfest in late October, and it will play as the opening night feature next Thursday at the New York City Horror Film Festival.
“Thursday, November 13th, 2014
7:30Pm – NYC Premiere Screening (after Short Films presentations starting at 7pm)
54 Varick Street (at Laight)
New York, NY 10013
“When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured. »
- Derek Anderson
In honor of Supernatural's 200th episode, EW took a quick trip down the road so far. And by quick, we mean that we ranked every episode of Supernatural ever. From Sam and Dean's first battle against the Woman in White to Sam's recent rescue of Demon Dean, we left nothing out, and we're pretty sure it was just as difficult as that one time that Sam and Dean stopped the apocalypse. If you're looking for our Top 40 picks, check out gallery No. 1, and for our Worst 10, head here. For everything in between, scroll down, relive the memories (and »
- Samantha Highfill and Jonathon Dornbush
Tom Jolliffe on the glorious year of 1984….
Whatever you may think of as the golden age of cinema, few can deny that the 80s brought about a fantastic array of classic and cult films. Anyone of a certain age may look back at a period of cinema, from growing up, with misty eyes and great fondness. With the recent 30 year anniversary re-release of Ghostbusters, now seems a good time to take a step back 30 years to 1984. This was a year when bustin made us feel good, when an Austrian cyborg promised to be back, where we turned it up to eleven, waxed on and off, and when Elm street gave us nightmares.
Taking a look back over the films on release that year and it seems that cinema goers were spoilt rotten. Ghostbusters was a blockbuster spectacular. A film which appealed to a broad spectrum. It had the ghosts and ghouls to transfix children, »
- Gary Collinson
Hollywood is full of all kinds of fun and interesting stories, and I have a bit of trivia here that you may have never heard before. In an interview with Yahoo, Robert Englund, the actor who famously played Freddy Krueger the A Nightmare on Elm Street films, shared the story of how he helped Mark Hamill land the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Englund explained that his early career and Hamill's road to Star Wars started out with Englund auditioning for a surfer role in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The actor didn't get the part because he was too old for the role, but Coppola thought he might be right for another part in a film being directed by his good friend George Lucas. So an audition was set up for Englund to audition for the part of Han Solo. He didn't fit the role though »
- Joey Paur
Remember that old SNL sketch with Kevin Spacey where different actors you'd never think of are trying out for iconic roles in Star Wars? If there was a sequence with Spacey acting out the role of Han Solo as played by Robert Englund, it probably would have been played for laughs and everyone would have laughed along with it. Who'd have thought the man who eventually invaded our nightmares as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street would have ever had a shot at playing a scruffy looking nerf herder? Well you can stop laughing now, because not only did this happen, Mark Hamill would have never gotten his start without it. Yahoo recently interviewed Englund about his iconic career, as part of their ongoing Role Recall series. In the first part of their two-part interview, the actor recalls two parts he tried out for in the early days »
Aussie horror The Babadook, which is currently in UK cinemas and reaches the Us next week, is one of the scariest films of the year. Like a lot of the best fear-flicks, much of its ability to terrify comes down to one truly creepy kid.
In director Jennifer Kent's harrowing debut, six-year-old Samuel (Noah Wiseman) discovers a book called Mister Babadook, which just so happens to coincide with creepy occurrences at home that his mother (Essie Davis) blames on Samuel's overactive imagination. If we reveal any more, we'll ruin the film's surprises, but suffice to say that Samuel's behaviour is every bit as unnerving as the monster that could be lurking in his house.
He's not the only movie kid putting us off parenthood for life. Also responsible for giving Digital Spy a severe case of paedophobia (or fear of children) are these terrifying tots...
1. Gage Creed (Pet Sematary, »
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