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Ben Robins with a beginner’s guide to Phantasm…
One of cult fandom’s most dearly loved horror franchises has finally been given the blu-ray upgrade it deserves this year, off the back of not just a brand new sequel, but also a J.J. Abrams-backed 4K restoration of the original. Spanning five movies, countless casting back and forths, and nearly 40 years of production woes and seriously devoted fan conventions, the Phantasm series has finally, at long last, pulled to a close.
And whilst it might not be quite as expansive (or as widely known) as a lot of the genre’s other heavy-hitters like Friday the 13th, Halloween or A Nightmare on Elm Street, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm movies hold a special place in horror lore, as not just one of the only long-running franchises to be consistently owned and controlled by the same person, but also as one »
- Ben Robins
Just one week after Robert Englund revealed his favorite Freddy Krueger kill of all time, another retro blast from the past has surfaced from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. A rare, unedited interview was unearthed from the set of the 1987 horror sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, where Robert Englund gives an interview to HBO while in full costume and staying in character as Freddy Krueger. The video is quite hilarious, with Freddy Krueger talking about a variety of topics such as the underlings who do his bidding for him, while giving beauty tips to the ladies and even giving driving directions to the now-iconic house on 1428 Elm Street.
This eight-minute video first surfaced on YouTube in 2013, but it was rediscovered recently by iHorror, which comes just a few months after Dream Warriors celebrated is 30th Anniversary. The video is promoting the release of this horror sequel in theaters, »
Robert Englund is a living legend known for portraying Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. While he'll likely never return to that role, he hasn't given up his passion for acting. And in the horror world, a new Robert Englund movie is a cause for celebration, even if it's a low budget schlock fest that goes straight to VOD. The later half of that sentence may be true for his latest terrifying outing, a dark thriller called Nightworld. But it actually looks like a scary movie that will have horror fans excited all over again.
Robert Englund stars in Nightworld, which has the iconic actor fighting off a malevolent force while coming face to face with a very dark afterworld. Bloody Disgusting debuted the first trailer, which you can see below. They also have the first poster, which features an eery looking Englund who wears dark shades »
What is Robert England's own personal favorite Freddy Krueger kill in an Elm Street movie? The answer might surprise you. A few months ago, a new trailer debuted for the documentary Nightmares From the Makeup Chair, featuring the iconic Robert Englund getting back into the makeup chair to be transformed into Freddy Krueger one last time. Throughout the years, there has been talk of another reboot to continue this franchise, but that hasn't happened yet. While we wait for any movement on the languishing series, Robert Englund revealed during a recent convention appearance what his favorite Freddy Krueger kill is in the entire franchise...So far.
Freddy Krueger was first introduced in the 1984 Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, where Robert Englund starred alongside Heather Langenkamp and a young Johnny Depp in his feature film debut. The franchise continued with 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, »
UK gothic rock band Lesbian Bed Death have released an official video for their track “Son of a Thousand Maniacs”, a title that should immediately perk the ears of any horror fan. A direct reference to Freddy Krueger and the… Continue Reading →
The post Lesbian Bed Death Channels A Nightmare on Elm Street for Son of a Thousand Maniacs Video appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Comet TV has released their lineup of programming for April 2017, and your favorite or soon-to-be favorite movie just might be on the list! Also in today's Highlights: a new trailer for The Black Room, The Thing-Inspired print from Sleep Terror Clothing, Breakdown Lane release details, the La premiere of The Eyes, and the debut of the Zombie Lake soundtrack.
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Saturday, April 22 at Noon/11Am C
Die, Monster, Die (1965)
Saturday, April 22 at 2/1C
Empire of the Ants (1977)
- Tamika Jones
The 80’s sci-fi B-horror flick Killer Klowns From Outer Space will always have a special place in my heart. While my parents wouldn’t let me watch A Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, for some reason they thought… Continue Reading →
The post Killer Klowns From Outer Space Score Being Rerecorded With a Live Orchestra appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
Reviewed by Kevin Scott,
Written by: Michael Matteo Rossi
Directed by Michael Matteo Rossi
Some films are almost better experienced with a little bit of background knowledge. I know that goes against the idea of spoilers, but a little information about the plot or the characters can sometimes be the dash of hot sauce in the ramen noodles. It can set it apart from being collectively associated with a particular type of formulaic comfort genre that might have lost its flavor.
Case in point, when “Grabbers’ came out, knowing that being drunk was the only defense against the creatures, made me elevate it above any other contemporary creature flick that I had access to at the time. Then again, there are films, and in »
Severin Films and Intervision Picture Corp. have dug up some truly stunning VHS artifacts in the past—the $250 Canadian public access sci-fi movie Phobe among them—but it’s truly outdone itself with its new release, Dream Stalker. Opening with an extended scene of awkwardly staged early-’90s jacuzzi lovemaking that star Mark Dias tells The A.V. Club was originally supposed to be a quick montage, the film dares to ask the question: What if Freddy Krueger rode a dirt bike?
That’s the basic idea behind this no-budget riff on A Nightmare On Elm Street, starring post-collegiate motorcycle racer Dias as Ricky, a dirt bike racer who dies early on in the film and proceeds to stalk his model girlfriend Brittany in her dreams. Brittany tries to move on by retreating to a “remote cabin” that actually looks like it was filmed in a subdivision, located next ...
- Katie Rife
John Carpenter’s The Thing is perhaps one of the most enduring horror classics of my generation. Sure, I can’t deny the cultural impact of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, or Halloween; but in the minds of horror… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with actor and filmmaker Roger Yawson, who discussed playing the role of Chad in the new movie Killer Campout (coming out this year from Fuzzy Monkey Films), working with Daniel Radcliffe on Imperium, and much more.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Roger! What attracted you to playing the role of Chad in your new movie, Killer Campout?
Roger Yawson: It’s my pleasure. The fact that Chad didn’t care about what he says, he’s rude, aggressive and all sorts of crazy…that’s what drew me to the character because I knew I could have fun with it, and I did! In real life I’m very chill and get along with everyone, and so I enjoy playing characters that are “outside the norm” for me.
It looks like you spent a »
- Derek Anderson
Spider-mcu No More?
After scoring massive praise in Captain America: Civil War and a lot of hype for his solo outing Spider-Man: Homecoming, it appears Spidey’s time in the McU will be short-lived. In an interview, former Sony president Amy Pascal noted that their partnership with Disney could come to an end after the Homecoming sequel. “One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often,” Pascal explained. “In fact it may never happen again, after we do the sequel. Because Sony, and Disney, and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider-Man to be in the McU and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film”. This would make a lot of sense, given the announcement »
- Luke Owen
Author: Sean Wilson
As if last year’s nostalgia-infused sensation Stranger Things didn’t make it clear enough, the world is currently going mad for all things eighties. Not the big hair or the shellsuits, mind – rather woozy synthpop, blood-rich neon and anything related to the heyday of creepy body horror.
With Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s splattery new gorefest The Void out now, one that gleefully mashes up loving homages to H.P. Lovecraft John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more, here are the essential throwback horror movies that you need to watch in preparation.
Writer/director Ti West is at the forefront of recent revival horror and this deliciously slow-burning spooker remains one of his best. Drawing on the ‘Satanic panic’ craze that swept America during the eighties, it’s the unbearably suspenseful story of a young woman (Jocelin Donahue) whose babysitting job at a creaking, »
- Sean Wilson
Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1987…
The 80’s mark a special period in cinema for me. It’s predominantly an age thing. I grew up throughout the 80’s, soaking in some fantastic films. It was a rising golden age of blockbusters which took the foundations of what guys like Spielberg and Lucas launched in the late 70’s, as that stark, gritty and dramatically challenging output that delivered some of the best films of all time (The Godfather and more), gave way to more crowd pleasing, optimistic fare. The cinematic landscape went from the likes of The French Connection, The Conversation, and Chinatown to the more light-hearted Star Wars or Jaws.
As blockbusters swarmed the cinemas and multiplexes began spreading, audiences demanded entertainment. That trend has carried on and intensified and it’s truer than ever in these days of Marvel adaptations. The 80’s got me into cinema. That passion »
- Amie Cranswick
Horror’s popular, but it’s too often treated as a cinematic curiosity, with analysis of its aesthetic qualities ignored in favor of exploiting its scare quotient. What’s ironic is that cinematography is integral to a good scare, and perhaps we’re too freaked to properly appreciate the technique that helped elevate the moment.
Aesthetic Horror, a new Twitter account, is working to change that by isolating frames from iconic horror movies as a means of capturing the indelible. The captured images are not just striking to see on their own—they also take on an added weight in the memory of whichever scare it helps forecast. And even if you don’t know the movie, the images conjure their own kind of contextless horror.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) pic.twitter.com/lgPqw8LFMl
— Aesthetic Horror (@AestheticHorror) December 22, 2016
Child’s Play (1988) pic.twitter.com/NqL3E9pLf6 ...
- Randall Colburn
The 1988 British horror film Dream Demon might not have as wide an audience as the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, but hopefully that will change one day. Co-written and directed by Harley Cokeliss (second unit director on The… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
House: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set
Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park-Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Dean Cleverdon, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Terri Treas, Melissa Clayton, Scott Burkholder, Denny Dillon, Kane Hodder.
1980s VHS rental hit House and its three sequels are brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a lavish box set from Arrow Video.
A hugely popular VHS rental back in the day, 1985s House is a film that was put together by a team of people that included producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th/The Last House on the Left), writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps/The Monster Squad), director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2/Halloween H20: »
- Amie Cranswick
While in Austin at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to catch up with a variety of folks responsible for the modern cult classic Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with several screenings as part of the fest’s midnight lineup. Those on hand for the interview included co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, co-writer/producer David J. Stieve, star Nathan Baesel, and co-star Ben Pace.
As it turns out, when you get a group of filmmakers who also happen to be great friends together in one room for an interview, things can get a little nutty. That being said, we have some great highlights from Daily Dead’s in-depth chat with the gang behind one of the more boundary-pushing genre films of the last several decades, including the risk involved with making Behind the Mask, the legacy of Leslie Vernon, how they »
- Heather Wixson
The hits keep on coming from your friendly neighborhood streaming giant, Netflix, which announced a fresh round of titles hitting the airwaves next month. Ranging from never-before-streamed comedy specials to historical classics to critically acclaimed kids’ films, these titles are sure to keep you cooped up and entertained throughout mud season. Enjoy.
1. “Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'” (available April 1)
The first of only four specials ever filmed by the legendary comedian, this 45-minute stand-up set from 1978 was released on VHS in 1985 and has never been available to stream before (legally). Almost universally revered by comedians of all stripes, this special has stayed relatively obscure due to an uneven performance from Pryor. Still, you can learn from a genius even on a bad day.
2. “Across the Universe” (available April 1)
- Jude Dry
Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the TV and film stars scheduled to appear is Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”), Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman,” original “Ocean’s 11’), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Dr. Kildare,” “Slipper and the Rose”). Detail link below the Slideshow.
To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at The Hollywood Show, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at last year’s Fall show in September. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. »
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