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A Nightmare on Elm Street is not only one of the best movies of the slasher sub-genre, but horror movies in general. While its sequel was a huge letdown, the return of Wes Craven to the series brought about a movie that many feel bettered its original - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors. Along with Frank Darabont and Chuck Russel (who also served as director), Craven created a movie that not only captures the brilliance of his first installment, but improved upon it.
Ignoring the events of the second movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors sees a group of Freddy survivors in a psychiatric ward, working together to make sure they don't fall asleep »
When Wes Craven signed a deal with New Line Cinemas to get A Nightmare on Elm Street made, he also signed over the movie name and any character likeness with the feeling that a sequel would probably never get put together. But the success of the movie was still ringing in the ears of Robert Shaye who pushed a sequel forward without the series creator, based on a script written by David Chaskin titled A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
Often referred to as the Top Gun of the series, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a movie that doesn't really feel like a genuine sequel to Craven's masterpiece as the pair have very little in common. The themes are different, »
Insidious: Chapter 2 is out this weekend, and we all have high hopes that it'll be as good as the original. With a lot of horror movies, it's easy to have low expectations for the sequel, but a lot of horror movies don't have the level of quality we saw in the first Insidious. And many that do have the goods aren't followed with a sequel that's from the same writer and director (that would be Leigh Whannell and James Wan here). Just think if Psycho 2 could have been made by Hitchcock or Jaws 2 by Spielberg or A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge by Wes Craven. Because of the commonly large drop in quality from an original horror movie and its first sequel, we want to focus on second installments. What is the best "Part Two"? If we...
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Oh, Sadako 3D. How unfulfilled I was left after watching you. I waited many months for a proper U.S. release and Well Go USA fulfilled my want. Unfortunately, my excitement was drowned out by an offensive mish mash of A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and The Exorcist: The Version You've never Seen.
A high school teacher named Akane (Satomi Ishihara) hears rumors of a cursed video clip circulating online. The clip is said to show a man, Kashiwada (Yûsuke Yamamoto), commiting suicide. Supposedly, anyone who watches the video is driven to commit suicide themselves. Akane refuses to believe the rumors until one of her students mysteriously dies after viewing it.
Akane soon discovers that Kashiwada intends to use the clip to cause chaos and death, which will help the spirit of Sadako (Ai Hashimoto) find a host body for her to possess. »
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With The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection hitting Blu-ray here in the States for the first time on this coming Tuesday, March 5th, we figured now would be a great time to revisit some of the franchise's most insane moments. Next up, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
The collection includes Wes Craven’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), as well as its six sequels: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), Dream Warriors (1987), The Dream Master (1988), The Dream Child (1989), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994).
Audio Commentary: Craven, DoP Jacques Haitkin, Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon Audio Commentary: Assorted cast and crew Never Sleep Again: 50-minute HD documentary The House that Freddy Built: 23-minute HD documentary Night Terrors Focus Points Alternate Endings Fact Track
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge:
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The awesome folks over at Film Drunk put together this great video supercut of the most disturbing kisses that we've seen in movies. There's a couple parts that might make you what to puke, but the puking is all in good fun so enjoy!
Cinema's Most Disturbing Smooches from FilmDrunkDotCom on Vimeo.
The Shining (1980)
Howard The Duck (1986)
The Goonies (1985)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Dead Alive (1992)
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