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Flashback Weekend 2017 Releases Full Schedule, Featuring Suspiria in 4K, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master & More

It’s hard for me to believe that another Flashback Weekend is nearly upon us, but in just a few short days, genre fans will descend upon the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il) for three days of horror-filled shenanigans. Beginning Friday, August 4th and running through Sunday, August 6th, Flashback is pulling out all the stops for their 15th anniversary, with their massive Nightmare on Elm Street reunion bringing together casts from nearly all of the films, including the legendary Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Joann Willette, Brooke Bundy, Tuesday Knight, Danny Hassel, Toy Newkirk, Kelly Jo Minter, Brooke Theiss, Andras Jones, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Ken Kirzinger, Paula Shaw, and Jesse Hutch.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Flashback 2017 will also feature a multitude of other notable guests, including Lance Henriksen, Ken Foree, Nancy Loomis, William Forsythe,
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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2017 to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Star-Studded Nightmare On Elm Street Festivities This August

It’s hard to believe that the Flashback Weekend horror convention in Chicago is already turning 15 years old, but Mike and Mia Kerz, the founders behind the long-running event, are pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s show is a great experience for attendees, especially if you’re a fan of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series (and who isn’t, really?).

Horror legend Robert Englund headlines Flashback Weekend 2017, which runs from August 4th through the 6th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il, 60018), and during the convention he’ll be joined by numerous cast members from a handful of sequels and the original Nightmare, including Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Amanda Wyss, Brooke Theiss, Joann Willette, Ricky Dean Logan, Katharine Isabelle, Toy Newkirk, Danny Hassel, Kelly Jo Minter, and many more.

Other notable guests for this year’s Flashback include genre icon Lance Henriksen, as well as Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca from The Boondock Saints, both Curtis Armstrong and Donald Gibb of Revenge of the Nerds fame, Lew Temple, and horror host extraordinaire, Svengoolie, will also be back to host the annual Sinister Visions costume contest like only Berwyn’s finest can.

For the entire lowdown on the 2017 Flashback Weekend guests and events announced so far, read on for more information from the official press release below. And for details on how to get your tickets and attend this year’s Nightmare on Elm Street blowout, check out the Fbw site Here.

Press Release: Horror legend Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) headlines a major “Nightmare On Elm Street”

series reunion at the 15th Anniversary of Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con on August 4-6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Il.

In addition to Robert Englund, the “Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise reunion will feature celebrity guests from each of the eight Elm Street films including Heather Langenkamp (Elm Street 1, 3, & 7), Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley (Elm Street 1), Joann Willette (Elm Street 2), Lisa Wilcox (Elm Street 4 & 5), Brooke Bundy ( Elm St 3 & 4), Tuesday Knight (Elm St 4), Danny Hassel (Elm St 4 & 5), Brooke Theiss (Elm St 4), Andras Jones ( Elm St 4), Toy Newkirk (Elm St 4), Kelly Jo Minter (Elm St 5), Ricky Dean Logan (Elm St 6), Ken Kirzinger (Jason from Freddy Vs. Jason), Katharine Isabelle (Freddy Vs. Jason), and Jesse Hutch (Freddy Vs. Jason).

Other major guests include the legendary Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”, “Near Dark”) and pop culture icons Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca (“The Boondock Saints”), Curtis Armstrong (“Booger”) and Don Gibb (“Ogre”) from “Revenge Of The Nerds”, Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, “The Devil’S Rejects”), with more guests to be announced.

Special events include a giant screen outdoor movie showing of “Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” (1988) introduced by Robert Englund and the Elm Street 4 cast. Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz) will host the annual Sinister Visions Costume contest. Special parties each evening including a Costume Contest with prizes and celebrity guest appearances, and a wild party featuring illusionist Ron Fitzgerald and Burlesque.

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con also features a huge vendor’s room, celebrity guest panels, and screenings throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale. For additional details, visit

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Elm Street 4 Actress Lisa Wilcox Revisits Dream Master Locations

Elm Street 4 Actress Lisa Wilcox Revisits Dream Master Locations
One of the greatest heroines to ever spawn from the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise is doing something very cool for fans. Lisa Wilcox, the actress who played Alice Johnson in both A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, is revisiting filming locations around Hollywood and telling stories about making the two iconic horror movies. Having lived to tell stories about being chased by movie maniac Freddy Krueger through two different sequels, Wilcox travels to Burbank, California in the first segment (seen below) to The Johnson house, where her character Alice and her brother Rick (actor Andras Jones) lived.

After appearing in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Lisa Wilcox took a break to raise her children and work in the corporate world. But once bitten by the acting bug, it's hard to stay away. She says this
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Countdown to Halloween - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master...

After the success of the previous movie, the Nightmare on Elm Street series was back on track and the demand for Freddy was at its peak. While the Friday the 13th and Halloween franchises were floundering with poorly put together cash-ins, New Line Cinemas had a chance to carry on their successful line of movies with a film that could stand amongst the first and third entries.

Sadly what they produced was nothing more than a cash in on the franchise.

Which really comes as no surprise when you figure that producer Robert Shaye gave Brian Helgeland (who had worked with Robert Englund on his directorial debut 967-evil) just four weeks over the Christmas period to turn in a full script. If he missed his deadline,
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B-Sides: Little Witches Make it Rain

A commenter on IMDb describes Little Witches as being like an R-rated version of Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video but with a horror twist. That’s not entirely inaccurate. Pretty young girls in Catholic schoolgirl uniforms dabble in the dark arts, causing all manner of death, demonic horror, and wanton sluttiness.

It would be very easy to dismiss Little Witches as a direct-to-video knock-off of The Craft because, well, it kind of was. But The Craft didn’t have naked Catholic schoolgirls summoning Satan or A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ bad girl Jennifer Rubin and Poltergeist mad munchkin Zelda Rubinstein as devout nuns or David Lynch regular Jack Nance as a doomed priest or a young Clea DuVall getting skewered by the horns of absolute evil.

For the most part, those that remember Little Witches remember it primarily for the T&A
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Drive-In Mutants: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama (1988)

Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-o-rama (1988) Full Moon Entertainment Directed by: David DeCouteau Starring: Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Andras Jones, Michael Sonye The Gist: Tri Delta is looking to initiate their two newest recruits! After catching three spazoids watching the initiation, the group is forced to break in to the local Bowl-o-Rama at night and steal a prized trophy. Accidentally unleashing a magical imp, they’re granted their own wishes, but find that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The Damage: This is one of the many horror films from the eighties that features the trio of Scream Queen goddesses. Yes, Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer all star in one of the funniest and best horror comedies of the late eighties. Directed on a very low budget and on very limited scenery, “Sorority Babes” works as a low budget trash fest,
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Event Report: Crypticon Seattle 2010: Home Sweet Home

The Pacific Northwest was once again invaded by Crypticon, and if you missed it, you missed a devil of a good time. Held the weekend of June 18th-20th, the big change this year for this growing event was the switch of venue from downtown Seattle to the Holiday Inn in Everett, Wa. A transition that caused more than a few to scratch their heads.

Why the change from the heart of the Emerald City to a location some thirty minutes north? "In order to keep ticket prices affordable for the fans, we had to make the change," says Mickie Bunnage, one of the event's organizers. "The Seattle Center was just too expensive, and if we wanted to keep costs down for the fans, we had to move."

And if the reaction from those in attendance is any indication, the move made little difference and gets a big thumbs up.
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A Look Back at A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

With the remake slinking out of the boiler room and into theaters soon, I became intoxicated with revisiting A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master – the most financially successful Nightmare sequel before it was dethroned by Freddy vs. Jason in 2003. The Dream Master took in $49.3 million domestic gross at the box office in ’88, and inspired the production of more Freddy games, toys, dolls, surfboards, pogo sticks, race cars, planes and railway systems than anyone could’ve predicted.

Indeed, America had completely flipped its shit for Freddy, and the majority of the horror community had no idea how to cope with it.

The psychosexual A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge aggravated audiences by breaking most of the rules set by Wes Craven’s original, and the third film, Dream Warriors, turned some fans off with its enhanced Krueger-the-Clown bits. Yet it was The Dream Master that really set some folks aflame.
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Scenes (Songs) We Love: Anything, Anything 'Nightmare on Elm St. 4'

Scenes (Songs) We Love: Anything, Anything 'Nightmare on Elm St. 4'
I have to tell you that this installment of Scenes We Love was a close one, because the more I searched for the scene in question from A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master, the more I realized that it was a pretty terrible movie. The fourth installment of the horror franchise saw Freddy looking for some fresh meat after he had worked his way through the original "Elm Street brats". But like I said, this is about the song as well as the movie, so Dream Master (despite it's failings) lived to earn its very own Songs We Love thanks to "Anything, Anything", by Dramarama.

Now, no one would blame you if the name isn't ringing a bell, but Dramarama was an La-based power pop band that made some inroads to fame before fading into obscurity in the early 90's -- with the exception of an
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Never Sleep Again - The Terror Filled Twitterfeed Continues

Another day of shooting on Never Sleep Again is under way, and Dread Central is continuing our coverage of the documentary's Twitter feed. Come on in to find out who else has been on the hot seat!

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy officially began lensing on August 22, 2009, in and around Los Angeles. Starring and narrated by Heather Langenkamp, star of the 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street and two of its sequels (1986's Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare), this thrilling 90-minute retrospective promises to be the definitive look at the making of the iconic horror series and the enduring legacy of its wise-cracking, razor-gloved villain: the indefatigable "bastard son of a hundred maniacs" known as Freddy Krueger.

Directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch, this comprehensive look at the Nightmare films is written and produced by Thommy Hutson with Heather Langenkamp serving as executive-producer,
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