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Blu-ray Review: 'Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Collector's Edition'

January 24th, 2014 11:00am EST
Never Sleep Again
Ready to dissect the world of Freddy?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray doc "Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2-Disc Collector’s Edition" out now from RLJ Entertainment.  We review the series and the folks who created it below!

 

   

   Title: "Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy" (Collector’s Edition)

   Grade: 5

   Cast: Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Renny Harlin

   Director: Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch

   Rating: Not Rated

   Runtime: 238 minutes

   Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

   Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

 

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Five Fun Facts About 'Dark Shadows' Actor Johnny Depp

May 10th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp is an American icon. Love him or hate him, his is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood today, even when hidden behind make-up. Among his roles, he’s transformed himself into a cross-dressing movie director, a Frankenstein-like monster with a soul and now a gothic vampire trying to come to grips with living in the 1970s. He’s renown for his versatility and whether it’s a musical, a romance, a tragedy, horror or action, a Johnny Depp movie is always an adventure. But for someone who has been making movies since his role in the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1...
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Q&A: Horror Master Wes Craven On 'Scream 4,' And His Own Worst Fears

October 3rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Wes Craven
Wes Craven is one of Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers, with a career that spans almost 40 years. He’s primarily known for his work in the horror genre, where he has helped to launch several of its most successful franchises, including "The Hills Have Eyes," "Nightmare on Elm Street," and most recently "Scream." The latest installment in the "Scream" series, "Scream 4," came out this past April, and arrives on DVD tomorrow.

I spoke with Mr. Craven about the upcoming DVD release of "Scream 4," about the genre in general, and about some his own worst fears. Below are the highlights of...
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Mondo Wes Craven - 'Scream' And 'Nightmare'

April 13th, 2011 10:07am EDT
Wes Craven Photo
For those not in the movie knowhow, there's a cinema that started in Texas known as the Alamo Drafthouse and it's famed for placing art draft tables in front of patrons and then serving a full menu. (Plus this is also usually the location of Ain't It Cool News head Harry Knowles twenty-four hour film fest Butt-Numb-A-Thon!) In any case the Alamo and the good folks over at Mondo (the collectable art boutique arm of the Drafthouse!) have put together some tasty new posters for fans in celebration of Wes Craven's films - the latest filmmaker in their 'Director's Series'. (Past masters include...
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis & Johnny Depp Top Movie Deaths List

December 28th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey - he has "died" on screen more times than any other Hollywood star.

The "Taxi Driver" legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including "Cape Fear," "Jackie Brown," and "Heat," topping a poll by ChaCha.com.

Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore - in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with 10 onscreen deaths, including his blood-spattered exit in "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

Dustin...
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'Nightmare On Elm Street' Films Inspired By Real Story

October 14th, 2010 11:59pm EDT
Wes Craven
Moviemaker Wes Craven has revealed his "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films were inspired by real-life events.

The horror film icon admits he read a newspaper article about a boy who was so scared of his dreams he refused to sleep - and when he finally became too tired to stay awake, he died.

The director tells USA Today, "I had read this newspaper account about a kid who was so convinced someone was trying to kill him in his dreams, he refused to go to sleep.

"One night he finally did, woke up screaming and was dead before his parents got to him.

"That got me to thinking, 'This would make...
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Check Out 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On Demand

October 9th, 2010 7:00am EDT
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Five teenage friends living on one street all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake.

Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they must plunge into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earle Haley plays the legendary evildoer in "A Nightmare On Elm Street," a contemporary reimagining of the seminal horr...
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'Saw' Named Most Successful Horror Series

July 26th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Saw 2
The gory Saw movies have been named the most successful horror films of all time in a presentation at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California.

The gruesome franchise, which stars Tobin Bell as a trap-setting serial killer, has been running since 2004 and has seen one film released every Halloween for the last six years. The series has now been named the most popular in horror movie history after taking more than $730 million at the worldwide box office and selling more than 30 million DVDs.

Saw has earned a place in the Guinness World Records ahead of other popular scary movie...
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'Nightmare On Elm Street' Trumps 'Dragon' At Box Office

May 3rd, 2010 8:38am EDT
Nightmare On Elm Street
Horror icon Freddy Krueger killed competition at the box office at the weekend as "A Nightmare On Elm Street" debuted at the top spot with $32 million in earnings.

Twenty-five years after Robert Englund debuted as the serial killer who murders teens in their dreams, "Watchmen" actor Jackie Earle Haley slips on the famous Freddy mask for another sequel.

Haley's remake is the 10th "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie in the franchise, which has also spawned two TV series.

Meanwhile, family film "How to Train Your Dragon" slips from first to second place, adding $10.8 million to its new six-week...
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Seven Deadly Scenes From 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'

April 30th, 2010 9:20am EDT
Seven Deadly Scenes From A Nightmare On Elm Street
Before there was "Saw," there was "A Nightmare On Elm Street." And before there was Jigsaw, there was Freddy Krueger. With the upcoming release of "A Nightmare On Elm Street" remake, we've decided to compile a list of the seven best kill scenes from Wes Craven's original cult classic. If you like blood and gore, then the following scenes are perfect for you to watch.

One Last Breath

Film: "A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master"
Method of Execution: Human Deflation
Description: Sheila, a teenage girl who suffers from asthma, is pulled into her friend's nightmare where Freddy is wai...
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Katie Cassidy Makes Grey Look Good While Hosting Malawi Charity Event

March 15th, 2010 6:03pm EDT
Katie Cassidy
You may not know who Katie Cassidy is - she stars on the new "Melrose Place" and is '70's teen idol David Cassidy's daughter. One thing is for sure, this blonde beauty is on our radar and should be on yours!

The actress hosted a charity event benefiting Malawi charity H.E.L.P. at the Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas on March 12 looking hot in a gray bandage dress. In fact, she's so sexy she made our annual list of the 37 hottest female stars of the year!

Katie stars in the upcoming remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street" with "Watchmen" star Jackie Earle Haley & "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz. The fil...
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Who Is The Scariest Horror Movie Serial Killer Of All Time?

October 28th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jason
When you think of horror movies, you think of suspense, blood and gore, and serial killers. There have been many great horror movies with some scary serial killers. Some of them include the mysterious tape in The Ring, death in Final Destination, and Lindsay Lohan in Herbie Fully Loaded. Alright, Herbie Fully Loaded wasn't a horror movie and Lindsay Lohan wasn't a serial killer in it, but a number of people had a heart attack while watching that horrible movie. Anyway, there are six main serial killers who come to mind when we think of horror movies. They are:

Freddy Krueger (Nightmare o...
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Five Scariest Movie Characters - Do You Agree?

October 26th, 2009 2:17pm EDT
Child
October is not only about the return of autumn and the departure of leaves, but is also another reason to dress up, or dress down, for Halloween. With Halloween comes the onslaught of scary movies that get their time to shine courtesy of the marathons thrown in their honor. Let's face it, a good horror film just wouldn't be the same without scary antagonists like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers who embody the ability to scare the orange off your candy corn.

These 5 scary movie characters in particular stand above the rest and are the last people you would want to wake up to see standi...
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Are Film Remakes Worth The Risk?

October 8th, 2009 10:37am EDT
Fame
In these tough economic times, film studios are producing more and more remakes. Though some cite the financial insecurity of the viewing public, many simply argue that there is just no originality anymore, and why take a risk on a "new" idea when you can simply bring back what has since become a cult classic?

All films can be considered risks, however, especially when "date night" at the movies takes a middle class couple's expendable income. Not one of the top 10 films at the box office this summer was a remake. Perhaps that is because these new-old movies have versions sitting on Blo...
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'Star Trek' Tops Spike TV 'Scream 2009' Awards With 17 Noms

September 7th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Star Trek XI
"Resistance is futile" this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual "Scream," the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "Scream 2009" celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spi...
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August Can Be A Viable Movie Month Despite Its Reputation

August 12th, 2009 5:01pm EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
While Hollywood has staked out late May, June and July as prime summer movie territory, August has gotten lost in the shuffle. August isn't as big of a dump month as September or January, but you usually don't find studios queuing up to put their surefire tent pole smashes there.

With summer winding down, younger audiences are turning their attentions back to school, families are getting in one final vacation, and cooler weather in some regions are all valid reasons why studios feel like box office for their mega-budgeted pictures would be affected by an August release.

Which leaves...
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Jackie Earle Haley On 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake

August 6th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
Jackie Earle Haley
Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley is about to haunt your dreams as this generation's new Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Dreams have always been sensitive to him, as he recalled his own childhood nightmares.

"I don't know that it really figured into the process, but I do recall this crazy recurring dream when I was a teenager," Haley said in a press conference at Comic Con. "Maybe it started younger. I was literally in the bed that I'm sleeping in so it seems like I'm awake, but I'm obviously still sleeping. This big tarantula, six foot tall bug thing chases me dow...
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'The Last House On The Left': Wrong Place, Wrong Time Movies

March 11th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Last House On The Left
Follow the shocking and terrifying story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who violently attacked their daughter in The Last House on the Left.

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed the...
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Things Are Looking Grim For 'Nightmare On Elm Street' Remake

February 24th, 2009 10:33am EST
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Starpulse writer Kris King has a few choice words for Platinum Dunes, the horror production company behind the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake:

Dear Platinum Dunes,

First of all, nice work on your Friday the 13th reboot/sequel/remake - you managed to make a new Jason movie that neither disregarded its roots nor shot anyone into space on a straight-to-video budget.

With the hype surrounding Jason's return to Crystal Lake dissipating, news about your next bank run remake is pouring in. Having tackled Leatherface, 112 Ocean Avenue, and whatever the bad guy's name wa...
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Will Robert De Niro Play Freddy Krueger?

February 2nd, 2009 1:37pm EST
Robert De Niro
(Starpulse in Hollywood): Every week, Hollywood's biggest stars are meeting in the hot spots of Beverly Hills, and Starpulse is there. The old joke is that every horror movie has infinite sequels, none more than Friday the 13th (there are 11 if you count Freddy vs. Jason!) Now the not-so-funny truth is that they're all being remade again.

After new versions of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and next week's "Friday the 13th" ramped up, with a new Child's Play still in the works, it was only a matter of time before A Nightmare on Elm Street joined the club.

Brad Fuller, who pro...
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'The Unborn' Is In Theaters Friday; Check Out These Other Great Babysitter Flicks

January 6th, 2009 5:00pm EST
The Unborn
Writer/director David Goyer (Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, Batman Begins) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn and follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.

Starring Odette Yustman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet and Gary Oldman, The Unborn is a thrilling tale of one woman's survival as she fights a family curse and struggles to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.

In The Unborn Odette Yustman plays the babysitter, h...
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Do The 'Monster Mash' In... Today's Links

October 31st, 2008 9:23pm EDT
Halloween
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Katie Holmes is frightening - IDLYITW

Jenna Elfman compares scientology criticism to torture of Christians - Celebitchy

Mary Kate & Ashley battle over potential matching boob jobs - Star

Knucklehead Rays fan gets pwned:

The least scary supernatural TV shows of all time - Television Without Pity

10 Last-minute halloween costume ideas that are quick and easy; brought to you at the...
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A Girl, A Guy, & A Knife: The 30th Anniversary of 'Halloween'

October 25th, 2008 9:52am EDT
Halloween
It was October 25, 1978. Laverne and Shirley, Charlie's Angels and MASH were in the top ten TV shows. Movie theater prices were about $2.50. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were star-crossed lovers in Grease, and John Belushi was acting a fool at school in Animal House.

Then He Came Home.

Halloween, one of the best and scariest movies of all time - if not the scariest - premiered in selected cities across the country. This independent film had one basic premise: a maniacal killer stalks teenagers on Halloween night. It is said to be one of the most effective horror movies ev...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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Jenna Jameson & Robert Englund Star In 'Zombie Strippers,' Opening April 18

March 31st, 2008 3:34pm EDT
Zombie Strippers
Worldwide media sensation and former porn star Jenna Jameson stars alongside A Nightmare on Elm Street icon Robert Englund in Jay Lee's new film, Zombie Strippers.

When a secret government agency lets out a deadly chemo virus causing the reanimation of the dead, the first place to get hit is Rhino's, a hot underground strip club. As one of the strippers gets the virus, she turns into a supernatural, flesh-eating zombie stripper, making her the hit of the club. Do the rest of the girls fight the temptation to be like the star stripper, even if there is no turning back?

Also featu...
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Check Under Your Bed & In Your Pillowcase: Evil Little Film Creatures

February 27th, 2008 1:50pm EST
Critters
Scary movies serve their purpose, don’t they? Jason Voorhees has been terrifying people for decades now and so have Freddy Krueger and a vast multitude of other larger-than-life monsters. But many are a little more freaked out by the little guys. You know, the things that could crawl into your bed or hide in your hampers. The ankle biters on this list could get you when you least suspect it.

Gremlins

These guys may have known how to have a good time but they certainly got rowdy, didn’t they? Spawned from slimy cocoons if the explicit rules for taking care of Mogwai are not adhered to...
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Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

October 16th, 2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...
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Director Wes Craven To Serve As Guest Judge For 'On The Lot' June 19 On Fox

June 13th, 2007 11:56am EDT
Wes Craven
The competition gets scary when director/producer/writer Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Red Eye) serves as the guest judge beside regulars Carrie Fisher and Garry Marshall on the moviemaking series "On The Lot" Tuesday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

The remaining 15 director finalists have been divided into three groups of five. Last night, Trever James was eliminated from the competition and the second group of five director finalists – Andrew Hunt, Kenny Luby, Marty Martin, David May and Shira-Lee Shalit – each premiered a film that he or she wr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 6

June 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Happy Birthday to country rocker Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker (1974), "Lady in the Water" star Paul Giamatti (1967), White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult (1965), Slayer frontman Tom Araya (1961), guitar hero Steve Vai (1960), comedian Colin Quinn (1959), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (1955), stage and screen actor Harvey Fierstein (1954), "Freddy Krueger" star Robert Englund (1949), TV actor David Dukes (1945; d. 2000), and rocker Gary U.S. Bonds (1939).
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Michelle Rodriguez And Taryn Manning Star In The Wes Craven Produced 'The Breed'; On DVD May 22

May 13th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Breed
A group of friends (Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper and Oliver Hudson) fly away to a deserted island for a weekend excursion. They realize that this beautiful getaway was once controlled by a special canine research unit and it will soon become their biggest nightmare. Inspired by horror classics... The Breed takes you into the jaws of a flesh eating pack of wild dogs, genetically engineered to hunt and kill. Outnumbered and trapped they struggle to outsmart and outrun this terrifying species.

Produced by Wes Craven (the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street and ...
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