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Just in time for Halloween, MTV has ordered a TV show based on the Scream horror franchise - though the Ghostface killer who so memorably terrorised the victims of Wes Craven's film series will notably be absent.
It seems that horror cinema remains a rich vein for television producers to tap. On top of the Scream news, it was reported back in August that NBC is working on its own version of Satanic thriller The Devil's Advocate.
But translating big-screens scares for television can be a tricky process and only a few movie chillers have survived the move in one piece.
Friday the 13th: The Series (1987-1990)
This spooky show bore little resemblance to the familiar series of slasher films, with producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. taking the name and little else. Like Scream's Ghostface, the most memorable aspect of the Friday the 13th pictures - hulking hockey-mask-sporting »
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will be available for the first time on Blu-ray this Tuesday (tomorrow, January 20). It is a comprehensive look at the history of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise. From its genesis in the mind of creator Wes Craven, being bought by New Line Cinema, to the six sequels (reboot not included of course) and anthology television series Freddy's Nightmares, the history of the franchise is pretty well covered. Filmmakers Daniel Farranda and Andrew Kasch speak with pretty much everyone and anyone involved. Key figures like Craven, Robert Englund and New Line Cinema CEO Robert Shaye who bought the film when no one else would, to nearly every key actor in the film, directors, screenwriters, composers, and visual...
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Our old pal Freddy Krueger has now appeared in a total of nine different films, and though we pretty much know the entire story of his life, death and fiery resurrection, there is one story that remains largely untold; the story of Freddy's life as the 'Springwood Slasher,' before he was targeted and burned alive by vengeful parents in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
True, Freddy's origins were delved into throughout the original franchise, and even in the premiere episode of Freddy's Nightmares as well as the 2010 remake, but the full story of Fred's days as the so-called Springwood Slasher has never been told - and if you're asking me, such a story would make for the perfect way to once again attempt to reboot the franchise, and bring something fresh and new to the table.
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile feels the same way, and he just released the »
- John Squires
3 items from 2014
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