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10 Things About Freddy Krueger You Never Knew

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10 Things About Freddy Krueger You Never Knew
Make no mistake about it: the Springwood Slasher is one of the greatest horror villains of all time. Nothing gets fans going like A Nightmare on Elm Street. Hardcore fans who have watched every minute of the fantastic documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will probably be familiar with some of what we're about to tell you. Maybe it's a refresher course if you're a Fred Head. Perhaps you've just discovered the son of 100 maniacs. Either way, entering the boiler room, it's easy to get to know the man of many scary dreams just a little bit better. Today we look at 10 things you never knew about Freddy Krueger.

Freddy Barely shows up in his first movie.

Seven minutes in heaven is the teenage party game dating back to the 1950s. Seven minutes in hell, on the other hand, would be an appropriate description of the late Wes Craven's original masterpiece.
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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw

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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw
Freddy Krueger is one of Halloween's most celebrated horror movie killers. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there's no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before "meta" became a trendy buzz word.

Jack Sholder put Freddy Krueger inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series

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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series
Despite off and on talks of a reboot supposedly happening, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is currently dormant, although one enterprising fan has offered a look at what the franchise might look like if it took a far different approach. While we wait for word on the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a YouTube user has debuted a new fan trailer that shows what A Nightmare on Elm Street Netflix TV series might look like. While there is no indication that this franchise may be heading down the streaming service route, the trailer is certainly an intriguing one to look at.

This trailer was put together by a YouTube user named Jose Mellinas, who uses footage from A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer Concept, the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy vs Jason. The trailer also features footage from a number of movies that don't feature Freddy Krueger,
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Mondo & Death Waltz’s Box Of Souls Vinyl Box Set to Include Remastered Scores for First Seven A Nightmare On Elm Street Films

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Many great horror icons are accompanied by scores that are just as haunting (and perhaps just as recognizable) as the characters they accompany, and that's especially true with the eerie, dreamlike sounds of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Containing the scores for the first seven films in the franchise that Freddy built, Mondo and Death Waltz's newly revealed Box of Souls 8-vinyl set includes chilling tracks remastered by James Plotkin, killer new artwork by Mike Saputo, and a 12-page booklet with reflections on the franchise from composers and cast members. You may never sleep again after listening to it...

Coming out at Wednesday, October 25th at 12:00pm Ct on Mondo (priced at $250) the Box of Souls vinyl score collection is a true Halloween treat for fans of Freddy Krueger and the sounds from his sinister dreamscapes, and you can learn more about the anticipated release in the details
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Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween

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Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween
Dead Ant isn't just some fly-by-night cult oddity that is looking to cash in on the Halloween season. It's a bonafide Drive-In thriller that mixes comedy with rock and roll, adding in some killer insects and quite a bit of madness. It's the type of movie we don't see too much of any more. And that's one of the reasons star Tom Arnold wanted to take it on in the first place.

Tom Arnold stars in the movie with Stranger Things and Goonies favorite Sean Astin and former Hollywood bad boy Jake Busey. Also appearing in this madcap ode to sci-fi schlock from the 50s is Michael Horse, who plays the beloved Hawk on Twin Peaks. In the movie, which is being called 'too much fun' by critics, members of a metal band get a chance at a comeback when they are invited to perform at Coachella. When they become stranded in the desert,
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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career

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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has helped launch many a film career in Hollywood, including Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, and Kelly Rowland, just to name a few. But none more notorious perhaps than the career of Tom Arnold. Halloween is almost here which means when we had the chance to speak with Tom Arnold about the new horror comedy Dead Ant, we couldn't resist the chance to get in a question about his relationship with MovieWeb's favorite horror movie killer Freddy Krueger.

The 58 year old actor and comedian, who earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance thanks to his supporting role in Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, made his film debut in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the supposed finale of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, which arrived in September 1991.

It was the height of tabloid fame for Arnold and his then wife, Roseanne Barr,
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Halloween 2017: Girls Just Want to Have Blood: 16 Horror Projects Directed by Women to Stream on Shudder

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February is known as Women in Horror Month, when the spotlight is put on female filmmakers working inside our favorite genre, and many horror sites run pieces about movies directed by women. And that’s great! But there’s no reason why that spotlight should be limited to only one month, particularly when there are so many brilliant and talented female filmmakers working in the genre. Why not use this October to hit up these titles on Shudder and get to know some of the most exciting female voices in horror right now?

Prevenge (2016, dir. Alice Lowe) Alice Lowe writes, directs, and stars in this darkly comic, twisted fantasy about a woman who is very, very pregnant (Lowe herself was pregnant during shooting) and goes on a killing spree when her unborn baby talks to her and tells her to take revenge for a past tragedy. The film never fully transcends its gimmick,
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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies

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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies
We all have to start somewhere, right? Despite its history of cinema classics and major box office success, the horror genre is often maligned as somehow less worthy of respect than other types of films. For whatever reason, it's not as easy to get an A-list actor to headline a horror movie as it should be. But beggars can't be choosers. Plenty of Oscar-nomintaed thespians had no problem making horror flicks on the way up. Today, we're looking at 10 future A-List actors who made horror movies before they became big time celebrities.

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger

There may be no greater example of the phenomenon we're talking about here than the fourth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, which starred two future A-list actors and is demonstrative of the shrewd and cynical strategies of Hollywood. In 1994, relative unknowns Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger had already been in Dazed and Confused
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Freddy Krueger Actor Reveals His Favorite Elm Street Kill

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Freddy Krueger Actor Reveals His Favorite Elm Street Kill
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,
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Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?

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Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?
At the moment, there are a lot of blockbuster movies being made, but the biggest of the big in the modern landscape are without question Star Wars movies. Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm back in 2012 for more than $4 billion and they are making the most of that investment. Unfortunately, none of these Star Wars installments are being helmed by women, yet. But at least one lady working in Hollywood wants a shot at a future Star Wars standalone adventure.

Speaking with Cinemablend recently, Doctor Who and Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay expressed interest in directing a future Star Wars movie. Not only that, but she feels she has the qualifications in order to do the job well. Here is what she had to say.

"Absolutely. Are you kidding me? Absolutely. Do I not have enough effects experience and enough nerd pedigree? I think not just Tank Girl but I think
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Captain Marvel Targeting Once-Banished Tank Girl Director?

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Captain Marvel Targeting Once-Banished Tank Girl Director?
Marvel Studios absolutely brought down the house over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, after taking a year off from presenting in the famed Hall H. This year more than made up for last year, and after more than an hour of amazing footage, announcements and fan service, they dropped a bomb by finally revealing that Oscar winner Brie Larson is playing Captain Marvel. Now that we know who is playing her, all eyes are on the empty director's chair, and we may know who Marvel Studios is eyeing to fill it.

Marvel Studios is making a big push for diversity at the moment, so it seems likely that they will want a woman to direct Captain Marvel, much in the way that Warner Bros. had Patty Jenkins direct Wonder Woman. Fans are speculating wildly about who could fit the bill, and a fan recently asked Punisher: War Zone director
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Astron 6 Team With Guy Maddin And Rachel Talalay For Divorced Dad

It's a collision of seemingly disparate but each compellingly odd and wonderful forces of the Canadian film scene with word that the madmen at Astron 6 (Father's Day, The Editor) have teamed up with Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music In The World) and Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare) to create upcoming web series Divorced Dad. Divorced Dad is a love letter to the endearingly incompetent cable access television shows created by far from screen-ready small town celebrities during the 1980’s and 90’s. Divorced Dad, a post-marriage professional, hosts a well meaning but disastrously inept self-help talk show intended to help guide newly single fathers through the difficulties and fun of single life. Airing on the first and third weekend of every...

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Remembering Wes Craven, Horror Maestro Who Died Aged 76

Remembering Wes Craven, Horror Maestro Who Died Aged 76
As a tribute to horror icon Wes Craven, the master manipulator who scared us silly with the franchise-spawning "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984), here's a story based on an interview I conducted with the filmmaker at the 1994 Toronto Film Festival in conjunction with the world premiere of "Wes Craven’s New Nightmare." At the time, I was quite impressed with the movie, which I described in my original Variety review as an ingeniously conceived and devilishly clever film that proved "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"(1991) wasn't so aptly named after all. But I was even more impressed by the blunt-spoken, self-deprecating candor displayed by Craven — who passed away Sunday at age 76 – as he discussed his reasons for returning to the franchise, and some of the real-life inspirations for his on-screen horror stories. Some horror masters look so innocuous, so respectable, so absolutely normal, it's hard to believe they're capable of unleashing.
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How Doctor Who series 8 tapped into horror

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The directors of Doctor Who's latest series brought back the scares in a big way. Well, fear is a superpower...

Warning: contains spoilers for every episode of the eighth series of Doctor Who.

We were promised back in August that the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who would mark a departure from the adventurous fairy tale approach of Matt Smith's run.

“Darker” and “edgier” are buzz words that have been applied to countless Hollywood sequels, but the eighth series actually lived up to that promise and by September, the tabloid press were dispensing think-pieces about whether or not it had become too scary for children (“scary” here standing in for “complicated” in Smith's era and “heretical” when David Tennant got a lift off a couple of angel robots in Voyage Of The Damned.)

All moral panics aside, this series brought back the scares in a big, bad way.
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Rachel Talalay interview: directing Doctor Who series 8's finale

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Director Rachel Talalay on the Doctor Who series finale stories, and the tactics they used to keep the big spoilers in tact...

Rachel Talalay's directorial career has taken her in lots of different directions. She's helmed features such as Tank Girl, Ghost In The Machine and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. She's directed TV shows as varied as Ally McBeal, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Supernatural and Flash Gordon.

And this weekend? The long-time Doctor Who fan has the small job of rounding off Peter Capaldi's maiden series as the Time Lord. Talalay has directed both Dark Water and Death In Heaven and - without spoilers- she spared us some time to talk about the challenge...

Please note: this article does not contains spoilers, and we've used the most spoiler-free promo pics we can find to illustrate it.

I wrote a spoiler-free review of your episode this morning, and I've got to say,
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Director Rachel Talalay chats about Doctor Who series 8

With two episodes of Doctor Who series 8 to her name, Rachel Talalay has been talking about working on the show...

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Having brought Tank Girl and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare to the big screen in the 1990s, director Rachel Talalay has since continued to make her mark in television too. And it was revealed a few weeks back that she's directed two episodes in the upcoming Doctor Who series 8, starring Peter Capaldi.

Chatting to Bitch Magazine, she's been discussing her work on the show, and she's said that "every episode of Doctor Who is like a mini-feature and they're all completely different. They're massive. I'm so excited to get to work with the show".

She said that "I don’t approach it in terms of 'what am I bringing that’s different?’ I’m approaching it in terms of 'how the hell do you do this?!’ It’s so hard!
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Doctor Who series 8: Rachel Talalay to direct two episodes

Rachel Talalay is to direct two episodes of Doctor Who.

The American has previously helmed Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Tank Girl, as well as episodes of Haven, Continuum and Supernatural.

Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi and series 8: Everything you need to know

She joins Paul Wilmshurst, Paul Murphy, Ben Wheatley and Douglas Mackinnon as directors on the eighth series of the show.

Admitting that she is a fan of the show, Talalay said she has been "sworn to secrecy on everything to do with the storyline... until it leaks out".

She will be the first woman to direct a Doctor Who episode since 2010, when Catherine Morshead helmed 'The Lodger'.

Doctor Who - starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman - will return to BBC One in the autumn, with Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes, Hermione Norris and Frank Skinner confirmed as guest stars.

Doctor Who series 8: Peter Capaldi's Doctor won't flirt,
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Rachel Talalay directing two episodes of Doctor Who series 8

Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay is helming two episodes of Doctor Who series 8, starring Peter Capaldi.

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There may not be any female writers announced thus far for Doctor Who series 8, but two of the episodes of the next run are to be directed by Rachel Talalay, it's been revealed.

Talalay came to prominence for her work directing Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Tank Girl. Since then, she's built an impressive career on the smaller screen, helming episodes of shows such as Haven, Continuum and Supernatural.

Talalay is a self-confessed fan of the show, although she's staying mum as to the content of her two episodes thus far. She joins the likes of Paul Wilmhurst, Paul Murphy, Ben Wheatley and Douglas Mackinnon as directors on Doctor Who series 8. More details as we find them....

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Best Trailers for Bad Movies

First impressions are everything, which is why the art of the movie trailer has become the most vital tool in the film industry. A bad trailer can sour you on the best movie, but most of the time it’s the other way around. If Hollywood does anything right, it’s selling us a slow-cooked turd as delicious chocolate.

So here are Dread Central’s picks for great horror movie trailers that overshadowed their lesser films:

The Hills Have Eyes 2

Exciting trailers for bad movies are a dime a dozen, but what about the ones that are shot just for marketing? You won’t find a better example of an ad eclipsing a film than the brilliant teaser for The Hills Have Eyes 2. Completely wordless with only the sounds of dragging bodies and Devendra Banhart’s “Insect Eyes,” the teaser showed more artistry and directorial flare than anything in the actual movie.
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Alexis Knapp to Headline MTV Horror Film The Dorm

Pitch Perfect and Project X star Alexis Knapp is set to headline a horror project titled The Dorm for MTV, Deadline reports. Joining her are Cassie Steele ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") and Max Lloyd Jones ("Teen Wolf") with Tank Girl and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare helmer Rachel Talalay attached to direct. Scripted by Sean Hood ( Halloween: Resurrection ), The Dorm follows a student, Vivian (Knapp) who begins college as a shy, self-consciousness freshman but who, after becoming a dorm mate of the popular Sarah (Steele), begins a complete transformation. The Dorm has cameras ready to roll next week in Calgary, Canada with Mike Frisley, Maggie Malina and Chad Oakes executive producing through Nomadic Pictures Corp. (Photo...
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