Deadly Pleasures: A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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Like with any long-running slasher movie franchise, every horror fan has a favorite Nightmare on Elm Street sequel when asked. The most popular response is Dream Warriors, which, based on anecdotal evidence, many fans prefer even to the first film. Some like its follow-up, the Renny Harlin-directed The Dream Master, best. Very rarely, if ever, do Nightmare fans name the fifth installment, 1989’s The Dream Child, as their favorite. It’s the unloved orphan of the franchise, lacking even the novelty of Freddy’s Dead with its 3-D climax and the fact that it’s designed to end the series for good (even if Wes Craven’s New Nightmare would render said closure impotent just a few years later). For many, The Dream Child represents the franchise overstaying its welcome for one film too many before wrapping up. And, yes, the movie has its share of problems both in
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‘Shut Eye’ Review: Despite Jeffrey Donovan’s Talents, We Can’t See a Future in Hulu’s Tarot Card Drama

‘Shut Eye’ Review: Despite Jeffrey Donovan’s Talents, We Can’t See a Future in Hulu’s Tarot Card Drama
Plenty of shows these days embrace their inner batshit insanity. Challenging norms via wild narratives or atypical execution is so deep within their nature that the show thrives on such inherent madness. Here at IndieWire, we refer to such efforts as “bonkers” TV, and Hulu’s latest original series, “Shut Eye,” could certainly be a candidate if it ever fully leans into its freshly bizarre elements.

After all, this is a show that constructs a climactic scene in which a woman walks between two rows of gypsies in a candlelit East L.A. mansion as the offended parties spit on her. And that’s just the start of her punishment for breaking the gypsy code. What comes next is enough to make even hardened TV viewers raise an eyebrow.

Yet “Shut Eye” blends a bit too much of the familiar with its crazy. Primarily tracking a veteran tarot card reader heading
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New Extant Season 2,Finale Episodes 12 &13 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Extant" season finale episodes 12 and 13. Episode 12 is entitled, "Double Vision," and Episode 13 is called, "The Greater Good." It turns out that we're going to see some very intense and high drama stuff go down as Molly and Jd attempt to halt a plot that involves destroying the human race, and more! In the new, 12th episode press release: Molly Reveals Disturbing Details About Shepherd's Death To The Gsc, And Molly And Jd Mobilize The Hybrids Against The Humanichs To Stop A Plot To Destroy The Human Race, On Back-to-back Episodes Of The Second Season Finale Of "Extant." Press release number 2: Molly is going to reveal disturbing new details about Shepherd's death to the Gsc, and Lucy will make a powerful move against the humans and hybrids that could have devastating global repercussions. Guest stars feature: Tyler Hilton
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Watch Taylor Lautner Do Parkour in Tracers Trailer

Remember that time when Hollywood thought Twilight star Taylor Lautner was going to be the next big movie star? That didn’t quite work out for anyone, did it? But he’s back in an upcoming movie called Tracers, which doesn’t look very promising. It’s described as a parkour action thriller, and this is the synopsis:

Tracers follows a New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.”

Even though I enjoy parkour, Lautner just kills the whole thing for me, and it's hard to take seriously. The film was directed by Daniel Benmayor (The Manhunt) and had an army of screenwriters that included Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson,
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Taylor Lautner Flips a Lot in Parkour Action Thriller Trailer 'Tracers'

If you thought we'd seen the last of mannequin actor Taylor Lautner, think again. The star of The Twilight Saga is back, and he's still trying really hard to be a real boy with his latest role in the action thriller Traces. This time, Lautner uses his physical prowess to partake in parkour, making him a reliable bike messenger in New York City. After meeting a young woman named Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos), learns that he can make some serious cash if he uses his developing parkour skills to help a group of street criminals pull off some heists. It looks about as generic as you'd expect, and sadly, not even the action looks all that fun. It would be better if this were about Brodie Bruce and a team of fellow comic book inkers battling injustice. Here's the first international trailer for Daniel Benmayor's Tracers from Mongkol Major:
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Taylor Lautner Becomes a Parkour Master In This Tracers Trailer and Poster

I don't think I'm quite the intended audience for this Tracers trailer.  In a way, it pleasantly remains me of some of those action capers from the 80's that would latch onto emerging sports or fads in search of an identity.  But I'm just probably too old to really invest in Taylor Lautner jumping on and off things for 90 minutes as he battles with the ethical issues inherent in being one of the world's more athletic thieves.  But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch the trailer!  Chances are you'll be entertained whether or not you end up with a desire to see the movie. Hit the jump for the Tracers trailer and poster.  The film was directed by Daniel Benmayor (The Manhunt) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.  Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron and Adam Rayner also star.  The film currently does not have a U.
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'Tracers' International Trailer Starring Taylor Lautner

'Tracers' International Trailer Starring Taylor Lautner
"This is dangerous stuff if you don't know what you're doing." After taking a break from the Twilight saga, Taylor Lautner returns to show off his Parkour skills in the international trailer for his latest action thriller Tracers. We also get two new one-sheets, which shows off the burgeoning action star in mid-stunt.

Joined by newcomer Marie Avgeropoulos, Taylor Lautner stars in this fast paced companion to Abduction. The story follows New York City bicycle messenger Cam, who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki, Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour. The two fall in love, and are soon falling off buildings as they are chased through the city.

Daniel Benmayor directs from a script written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.
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The Horror Show (1989) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

The Horror Show (1989)

Written by: Alan Smithee, Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem

Directed by: James Isaac, David Blyth

Cast: Lance Henriksen (Detective Lucas McCarthy), Brion James (Max Jenke), Rita Taggart (Donna McCarthy), Dedee Pfeiffer (Bonnie McCarthy), Aron Eisenberg (Scott McCarthy), Thom Bray (Peter Campbell), Matt Clark (Dr. Tower), Terry Alexander (Casey)

Some films aren’t served very well by their titles. A name is just a name, but then again, first impressions can seal the deal. I didn’t see The Horror Show until about a week ago. My cursor has been looming over it in my Netfix queue for quite some time. The title is so ambiguous, that it could be anything. The key word is anything, and I will see anything with Lance Henriksen in it. He’s become the stuff of legends. He’s one of the few character actors that have
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How to Revive a Slasher Villain ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child’

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Written by Leslie Bohem

Directed by Stephen Hopkins

1989 USA

The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has nine films spread across three timelines (granted, two of those timelines only feature one film each). The original timeline started with the first film and ends for now with Freddy vs Jason (skipping New Nightmare in the process). However, if one wanted to watch the canon of that timeline, with all the mythology and intrigue intact, one would only have to watch the original and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, sequels.

The first film set up the rules of the universe. Freddy can control your dreams and what happens in those dreams have real world consequences. If he kills you while you sleep, you die. It also established that items from the dream world can be brought into the real world and that Freddy can
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Toronto: Saban Films Buys Taylor Lautner’s ‘Tracers’ for North America

Haim Saban’s newly minted Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller “Tracers,” starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos.

The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” as its first movie.

Tracers” reunited Lautner with “Twilight” producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, who are producing with D. Scott Lumpkin.

Lautner plays a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang. He’s lured into the world of parkour after crashing his bike into a sexy stranger (Avgeropoulos).

The film is directed by Daniel Benmayor (“Bruc”) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and Wme Global on behalf of the producers.
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Taylor Lautner's Parkour Thriller 'Tracers' Heads to Saban Films

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Taylor Lautner's Parkour Thriller 'Tracers' Heads to Saban Films
Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("Scg"), announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW's The 100).

Tracers reteams Lautner with Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment who are producing alongside D. Scott Lumpkin.

The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.

Saban President Bill Bromiley had this to say in a statement.

"We were immediately drawn to Tracers because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us.
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‘The Horror Show’ aka House III Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Lawrence Tierney | Written by Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem | Directed by James Isaac

If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some films that were touted as the greats amongst the sub-genre would be still hidden in the shadows of the films they were emulating. There’s a waterfall effect to these films that start with Psycho and fall through Black Christmas onto Friday the 13th. But within the sub-genre, a splintering could be found as well, creating a mutated family hierarchy of slasherdom. Every slasher film had to find some sort of way of setting itself apart from the other, by creating some sort of different villain who was unstoppable and creative in ways that kept bodies in seats.
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The Horror Show- The Search For House III (Scream Factory)

The Horror Show aka House III (1989)

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart

Writers: Leslie Bohem, Alan Smithee (really Allyn Warner)

Directors: James Isaac, David Blyth (released from duty)

Synopsis (Scream Factory):

116 people are dead at the hands of Max Jenke and his trusty meat cleaver. Now, justice is about to be served as Jenke is sentenced to the electric chair. But from the first high-voltage blast, it becomes clear that Max is no ordinary serial killer. With a blood-chilling laugh from the depths of hell, Max enters our world, transformed into a supernatural force by the high-voltage blast of electricity. Max vows revenge on the cop who captured him. Well-aware of the maniacal killer’s passion to destroy, Detective Lucas McCarthy can only begin to imagine the horror that awaits him and his family.


I wasn’t planning on starting this review out as a Shocker Vs The Horror Show commentary,
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Countdown to Halloween - A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child...

Despite being a mundane movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master was not only the highest grossing film of the series (and would remain that way until Freddy vs. Jason) but it was also the biggest earner for the slasher genre in the 80s. With the bucks continuing to roll in and Freddy's popularity growing stronger by the day, New Line Cinemas once again rushed The Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs into production which would see Freddy reborn - literally.

Based off an idea by New Line and Nightmare on Elm Street veteran Rachal Talalay (who was pregnant at the time) and directed by Brit Stephen Hopkins, A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child had an 8- week production -
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Exclusive Media To Handle ‘Passengers’ Starring Keanu Reeves & Reese Witherspoon

Exclusive Media has come aboard Passengers to handle international sales rights for Brian Kirk’s (Game Of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) sci-fi romance starring Keanu Reeves and Academy Award winning Reese Witherspoon, it was announced today by producers Stephen Hamel and Ben Browning and Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, Alex Walton.

Produced by Wayfare Entertainment and Company Films, Passengers was developed by Stephen Hamel and Keanu Reeves at their production house Company Films. Hamel will produce the film with Wayfare’s CEO Ben Browning. Start Media’s Michael Maher and Lynwood Spinks will executive produce. Set for a January 2014 start date, Alex Walton will launch the international sales for the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. The project was acquired for the company by Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production & Acquisitions.

Written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), the story revolves around a spacecraft transporting human cargo to
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'Safe Haven' review: Nicholas Sparks romance will make your heart sink

'Safe Haven' review: Nicholas Sparks romance will make your heart sink
Director: Lasse Hallström; Screenwriters: Leslie Bohem, Dana Stevens; Starring: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons; Running time: 115 mins; Certificate: 12A

What starts out as a pleasingly old-fashioned romance eventually spirals into realms so far off the planet it would make Professor Brian Cox blow a fuse. Josh Duhamel smiles his way through the chaos as a nice guy widower living in a sleepy coastal town whose eyes brighten at the sight of a new arrival - even though she's played by the curiously charmless Julianne Hough.

The young starlet from Rock of Ages and Footloose has a bit of a hard edge, which is presumably why director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) was drawn to her for the part of Katie. She blows into town like a storm after a briefly glimpsed scuffle in Boston that leaves her clothes stained with blood. At first, the sunnier climes of North Carolina
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Film Review: Hey Lovers, ‘Safe Haven’ is a Decent Date Movie

Chicago – It’s Valentine’s Day, and along with the impossible to get dinner reservations, the decision of which movie to see has probably spoiled this holiday as much as Walgreen roses. But the romantic drama ‘Safe Haven’ is a well performed, well paced narrative that won’t make you gag, and that includes you wishing-to-see-Die-Hard dudes.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Credit for this probably goes to director Lasse Hallström (“Chocolat,” “Casanova”) who knows a thing about romantic canoodling, and the earnest cast that includes Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. Based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook”), the story itself has an air of well established mystery, which adds some depth to the characters that make them more interesting. Hallstrom also adds some touches that are unexpected, with a nod toward Hitchcock. Also Hough and Duhamel’s characters are seeking some sort of redemption, which makes a love story more motivated and savory.
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'Safe Haven' (2013) Movie Review

As two characters stroll down a wooded path, one looks up and says, "I love how the light comes through the trees." The camera pans up to offer a shot of tree branches as the sunlight peeks through. It's a lovely shot, but what does it mean? The same character, later in the film, again comments on the sun, this time saying, "The sun is incandescent today." Now I understand you can make an argument declaring the sun to be incandescent is grammatically correct, but at this point I think the attempt to capture nature as if we're in a Terrence Malick film and using words that may seem incandescent where a word like "brilliant" would suffice gets to the heart of what Safe Haven actually is... It's a batsh*t crazy genre mashup that mixes every sap-heavy Nicholas Sparks adaptation with bad horror movies and Lifetime thrillers. Seriously, this film is nuts!
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Safe Haven,” which opens on Feb. 14, 2013 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Cobie Smulders, Irene Ziegler, David Lyons, Juan Piedrahita, Red West, Noah Lomax, Mimi Kirkland, Robin Mullins, Jasper Grey and Tora Hallstrom from “Dear John” director Lasse Hallström and writers Leslie Bohem and Dana Stevens based on the novel by “The Notebook” author Nicholas Sparks.

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New Featurette for Safe Haven with Josh Duhamel & Julianne Hough

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Safe Haven marks the latest adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling original novel, following on from last year’s The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron.

This time around, Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) will be taking the leading roles, and all we’ve seen so far suggests it’s heading to be another hit over the Valentine’s weekend.

With the film’s Us release date fast approaching, Yahoo Movies have debuted a new featurette, taking us behind the scenes with Hough.

Safe Haven is an affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly,
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