2 items from 2010
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. »
- Raider Redux
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. »
- Chris Haberman
2 items from 2010
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