With Michael Myers rounding out a trilogy, Ghostface still stabbing, Chucky having his own TV show, and Leatherface going to Netflix, it seems that all the iconic slasher villains are still going strong in their respective franchises. That is with the exception of Jason Vorhees and Freddy Krueger. And while the former’s modern absence can be explained with a complicated legal battle over rights (which … Continue reading Is There a Future for Freddy Krueger?
Among the squad of slasher villains, there is one that remains supreme, at least in body count that is. Jason Vorhees has 160 confirmed kills over the course of 11 films. And yet, despite topping other characters like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers, Jason is quite different from the rest. He’s not the boogeyman or embodiment of evil like Myers, nor is he a former … Continue reading Why Jason Vorhees Isn’t Evil, Just Sadly Misunderstood
There’s nothing horror fans love more than imagining their favorite characters facing off against one another. And with box office successes like Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, and Sadako vs. Kayako, there’s definitely money in it. Usually, the only real obstacle (besides getting enough buzz to greenlight it) is the fact that different characters and franchises are owned by different studios, and they don’t … Continue reading Awesome Horror Crossovers That Could (Technically) Happen
Following up their insightful and inclusive 2019 documentary, Horror Noire, Shudder just released another original documentary, dealing with a very real issue in both our world, as well as the horror genre. Coinciding with the beginning of Pride Month, Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street not only address the “infamous” gay subtext of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it also tells an … Continue reading “Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street” – Movie Review
Remakes and horror have always gone hand in hand. Many forget that even classics like David Cronenberg’s The Fly, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and even all of the Hammer monster classics were all remakes of decades-old classics. But for many, it seemed that 21st century was riddled with unnecessary remakes of beloved classics, particularly slashers. This resulted in iconic characters like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, … Continue reading What’s the Best Slasher Remake?
Horror fans seemed to be all the more skeptical when it came to the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Sure we had already seen the likes of Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, and Michael Myers get the remake treatment. And while these weren’t without their backlash (particularly Rob Zombie’s Halloween), none were so dreaded by the horror community as the “re-imagining” of their beloved Freddy … Continue reading Why the “Nightmare on Elm Street” Remake Deserves More Credit
Not only has Freddy Krueger made his mark in the realms of horror cinema, but his popularity has transcended pop culture itself. Even those who aren’t fans of horror know his name and recognize his burnt face and “dreamy” M.O. And while there’s an entire franchise behind him, it’s hard to believe that it all started with a little independent film released 35 years ago … Continue reading 35 Fun Facts About “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
He’s everybody’s favorite wise-cracking slasher villain, and has been for 35 years now! The fact that Freddy Krueger can speak has always set him apart from the likes of Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Leatherface. That, and the fact that, because he inhabits dreams, he can do essentially anything, bordering on the world of fantasy. After Shudder added the first six films, it gave me … Continue reading Ranking the “Nightmare on Elm Street” Franchise