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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare came out in 1991. There have been two direct sequels to it since then, and one remake. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter came out in 1984. There were four direct sequels between it and 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. There were then two additional sequels to that film, plus a remake. And that is why you should never use the word final in the subtitle to any horror-movie sequels. No one takes it seriously at this point. And that's why no one really believed Lionsgate when it named the last Saw movie Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. There's just no way a studio is going to walk away from a franchise that has made three quarters of a billion dollars at the global box office. Take a break, maybe. But wash their...
- Peter Hall
As mentioned in the Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare entry of Countdown to Halloween, there are times when a movie's production is more interesting than the film itself. This is the case with Ronny Yu's Freddy vs. Jason. Over the ten plus years of the movie's Development Hell, it saw dozens of writers, dozens of directors and even more scripts. Robert Englund put it best in Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th - there is a documentary ready and waiting to be made about Freddy vs. Jason's tortured development - and it would no doubt be more entertaining than the final product we got.
The idea of pitting these two titans of terror was first pitched »
After Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare failed to live up to fan's expectations of a "final" movie, Robert Shaye once again went back to its series creator to make a movie that would celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. But rather than just rehash what he had already done and try to make sense of the franchise's convoluted continuity, Craven took the series in a completely different direction - and one that would become a major catalyst in re-shaping the slasher genre.
Released in 1994 and titled Wes Craven's New Nightmare, we move away from the realms of Elm Street and instead move into our own reality. The movie focuses on Heather Langenkamp, who is brought back to New Line »
To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; the supposed closing chapter of A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare...
The tagline reads, "they saved the best for last". That's a lie.
As discussed during the Child's Play 3 entry of Countdown to Halloween, the early 90s were spelling death for slasher movies (no pun intended). Not only was the quality of movies dropping rapdily, but the audience numbers were also in a huge decline. Critical responses were never favourable towards the genre, but reviews for the last few Nightmare on Elm Street movies had been really poor and with the acquisition of the Friday the 13th franchise from Paramount, the decision was made to kill off Freddy Krueger once and for all so they could move forward with Freddy vs. Jason. With New Line »
Amazon has a trio of great Blu-ray collections on sale this week including a seven film collection from director Tim Burton which includes Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all for only $25.99 (buy it here) and if you feel like it, you can add the Blu-ray for Edward Scissorhands for only $7.99 (buy it here). Next is the Nightmare on Elm Street Collection, which includes all the Freddy Krueger classics -- A Nightmare on Elm St, Freddy's Revenge, Dream Warriors, The Dream Master, The Dream Child, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Wes Craven's New Nightmare -- also for only $25.99. You can buy that one right here. amz asin="B003WWDT1A" size="small"And finally, if you're a "Peanuts" fan, the "Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection" is on sale for $26.99 (buy it here) and it includes a fleet of »
- Brad Brevet
With Curse of Chucky being released this coming Monday (read my review here), Countdown to Halloween will be looking at everyone's fourth or fifth favourite slasher villain: Charles Lee Ray aka Chucky.
The fact that Child's Play 2 exists is proof enough that Universal wanted Child's Play to become a franchise. Chucky was a popular enough character to make it worthwhile, but more importantly there was a space open that needed to be filled.
By 1991, the Friday the 13th series was now in the hands of New Line after the hugely disappointing Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, and they had also announced they were killing off Freddy Kruger for good in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Not only that, but the plans to breathe new »
In 1980, Sean S. Cunningham released a low budget slasher movie that would become one of the cornerstones of the slasher sub genre. What stared out life as a script which one its actresses called "a piece of sh*t", became a global phenomenon that would create a slasher movie icon - the hockey mask wearing psychopath Jason Voorhees.
As with any good slasher movie, the moments people remember are the deaths - and Friday the 13th isn't short on that. During a marathon of all 12 movies last year, we counted a grand total of 196 kills from all of the movie's killers. So, with it being Friday the 13th, let's look at the Top 13 Deaths from the Friday the 13th Franchise.
13. Trey (Freddy vs. Jason, 2003)
There have been many horror movies stuck in Development Hell over the last »
Labor Day weekend is here for 2013 and if you don't have any plans, there are plenty of great shows to check out over the weekend. You can catch up on "Continuum" Season 2 on Syfy, or watch the first three episodes of "The White Queen" on Starz. Sunday, Sept. 1 there's a killer Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon running all day on TCM.
Also, it's college football kick-off weekend, so settle in Saturday for the guys' returning to the gridiron.
Set your DVRs and check your local listings for times and channel numbers. All times Eastern below.
Friday, Aug. 30
The CW: New "America's Next Top Model" episode, 9 p.m.
Discovery: "Alaskan Steel Men" premiere, 10 p.m.
Espn: Cfb, Texas Tech at Southern Methodist, 8 p.m.
Espn 2: 2013 U.S. Open Tennis, men's second and women's third round, 1 p.m. to 7 p. »
A lot of people play video games in the movies because this is the longest movie supercut that I've even seen! It's twenty awesome minutes of video games and arcades in film. I love the old school retro clips. There's a lot of funny scenes included in the video so the 20 minutes will keep you entertained. Check it out!
Source movies, in order:
WarGames (Audio snippet)
Nightmares ("The Battle Of Bishop")
Nightmares ("The Battle Of Bishop")
Hollywood Hot Tubs
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- Joey Paur
With The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection hitting Blu-ray here in the States for the first time today, March 5th, we figured now would be a great time to revisit some of the franchise's most insane moments. Next up, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. As if!
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:
Heroes & Villains Psycho Sexual Circus The Male »
- Uncle Creepy
10 items from 2013
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