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Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world. REVIEW: In 1985, hot off the tail off the successful release of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” came the rather odd follow up “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge“. That notion wasn’t ...

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Film Review: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: As Freddy Krueger is reborn for a new generation, it’s time to return to where it all began. Join star Heather Langenkamp for a rare journey down Elm Street, with film clips, rare photos, storyboards, and more treasures from the entire series. Cast and crew discuss their deepest nightmares, making the series and its impact on pop culture. Among ...

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Film Review: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. REVIEW: Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated anthropologist, traveled to Haiti in the early eighties to research the Vodou religion and its practices.  His specific focus was concentrated on zombies, and the assortment of ingredients utilized in creating the poisonous powder that transforms a ...

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist ...

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Film Review: Deadly Blessing (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman’s husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor! REVIEW: Directed by the legendary Wes Craven, “Deadly Blessing” is much tamer fare after making the now classics, “The Hills Have Eyes” and “The Last House On the Left.”Perhaps the pressures of making his first seven figure ...

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production ...

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‘Scream Deconstructed’ invades e-book and international marketplace

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The first book about all four ‘Scream’ films enjoys wider distribution on Kindle, Nook, Barnes & Noble, and international Amazon stores after successful initial release. Americans who like their slasher films with a side order of introspection have made the book ‘Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis’ by Scott Kessinger an unlikely hit, and now fans abroad can join in: in ...

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Freddy’s Nightmares (1988-1990) – TV Show Episodes List

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Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set on Elm Street. TV.com cites “Based on the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street the Series is an anthology show hosted by Freddy Krueger. Krueger sometimes appeared in the episodes, but often he just hosted the strange, Twilight Zone-like stories about the… More ...

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New Book on Scream Series to Cut

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Fans of Ghostface have a new book to scream about. New independent publishing imprint Stinger Books announced ‘Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis’ is set for an October 25, 2011 online release through Amazon. ‘Scream Deconstructed’ is the first book about all four ‘Scream’ films. The 160-page nonfiction book is already available for pre-order ahead of its release, for a price ...

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Classic ‘Hills Have Eyes’ brings its nightmare to Blu-ray

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TIME TO FEAST AGAIN ON WES CRAVEN’S CULT CLASSIC – IN HIGH DEFINITION! THE HILLS HAVE EYES Blu-ray™ AND DVD Blu-ray™ Edition includes audio commentary by Craven, featurettes, still galleries and an alternate ending! Image Entertainment proudly announces the high-definition debut of a genuine cult gem with the September 6th Blu-ray™ premiere of Wes Craven’s 1977 horror classic The Hills ...

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Film Review: I Am Nancy (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven’s legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Heather asks the burning question: “Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?” After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon ...

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