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In honor of Wes Craven, think I’m gonna re-watch “Nightmare on Elm St.” and the “Scream” movies this week..

Just so you know, the first “Nightmare on Elm St.” and the first three “Scream” movies are available for Netflix streaming so I’m probably gonna re-watch those movies this week. “Scream 4” is not available for streaming on Netflix, though, you’ll have to rent the DVD for that one.

I do love Wes Craven movies, though. I’ve been watching his movies for years. Maybe I’ll check out his other movies I haven’t seen yet. I don’t think I’ve seen “Red Eye” or “My Soul To Take” yet so I just put those movies on my DVD Que in Netflix.

Kev

RIP: Wes Craven 1939 – 2015…

This is very sad and shocking. One of my favorite horror directors of all time, Wes Craven has just passed away. This is a sad loss in Hollywood ’cause this man was one of the most iconic directors in Hollywood. He’s been directing movies since the 70’s. He’s brought us films like “The Last House on the Left”, “The Hills Have Eyes 1 & 2”, “Shocker”, he also brought us the “Scream” series and also responsible for giving us Freddy Krueger. Yes, he created the Freddy Krueger character himself which became one of the most iconic horror characters in Hollywood who is played by none other than Robert Englund. He was also the creator of the “Scream” series which became box office hits, all of them. I only saw the first three “Scream” movies… haven’t seen 4 yet but I will. The man was a movie making genius, though. I was never aware that he was suffering brain cancer which is what he died from.

RIP Wes and thanks for the great films!

Kev

The Brock’s Horror Film Pick #6: A Nightmare on Elm St. (1984, original)

While there has been a whole bunch of sequels and now a reboot is happening, the original “Nightmare on Elm St.” is what it’s all about. I love the original. Probably, more than the other movies. Directed by Wes Craven, starring Robert Englund as the original Freddy and this film marks the film debut of superstar, Johnny Depp. Another classic film, that I love.

Kev

 

Report: Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell in for “Scream 4″…

Sookie and Veronica Mars are officially part of the cast for, Scream 4. Yeah, I bet they won’t stay in the film for long either and they’ll get killed off by that masked killer. Who knows, maybe Wes Craven wants to keep the next film unpredictable and maybe he will make one of these two ladies live??? They should make Kristen Bell live and kill off Anna Paquin. I never liked Anna as an actress. She’s terrible and not that hot looking. Kristen, however, is much hotter than Anna.

Kev

New photo of Neve Campbell surfaces online!

 

Haven’t seen “Scream” star Neve Campbell in a long time have ya? Well she’s definitely much older now! The pic above is Neve Campbell in her younger years.

Here is Neve Campbell now! The iconic journalist, Nancy O’ Dell, gives the exclusive photo on twitter:

http://twitpic.com/1zzzha

Neve is in the blue dress, short hair. Neve looks totally different, plastic surgery much?

Kev

Film Review: Nightmare on Elm Street…

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kellan Lutz, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

Today I just saw the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake and here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: The story to the remake is pretty much the same as the original. Freddy Kreuger, a child killer, who was burned to death years ago. Appears in people’s dreams. Freddy murders people in their dreams which causes them to die in real life.

Again, this movie is getting mixed reviews and opinions by fans and the critics. Some hate it and some LOVED it! Me? Well, I fucking LOVED IT! Seriously, I did!!! I have always been a fan of Freddy movies. The Robert Englund ones. I probably liked the first couple of “Elm St.” films with Englund, the rest of them I didn’t care for and were kind of stupid. The “Elm St.” series went downhill after “The Dream Master”. I know the 1st “Elm St.” movie was directed by horror legend Wes Craven. Notice how Hollywood seems to be remaking every Wes Craven film these days (“The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Last House on the Left”, etc.)?

Some people claim that the Freddy Kreuger role, belongs to Robert Englund and him only. Well, that’s where I disagree. The Freddy Kreuger character is just make up. You can’t recognize the actor anyways and you can always copy that speaking voice easily. Plus, I’m sure the film makers at Platinum Dunes, got Englund’s blessing for going on without him, so I’m sure Englund is all cool with the remake.

The reason I loved this version, was that this is much darker and more evil. The new Freddy’s make up maybe bad and horrible looking but hello, it’s supposed to be like that. The new Freddy look is supposed to be disgusting. They wanted it more disturbing looking than the Englund version. The Jackie Earle Haley version looks exactly like a burnt victim. In the earlier, “Elm St.” movies, the Englund films, they made it look like he was a child killer…but in this one, they wanted Freddy to be more human like. They wanted to have the new Freddy to have some character than the Englund version. This version showed more of Freddy’s past of how he appeared to be today. The remake, made it turned out to be that Freddy Kreuger is a child molester, not just a child killer. So it makes a lot of sense of why Freddy only appears in teens dreams when they go to sleep. I think Jackie Earle Haley’s version is more creepier and darker than the Englund versions. Yes, Haley’s version still have that comical sense of humor like Englund but not much. This film wanted to keep Freddy scary, not humorous.

The plot and storyline maybe similar but the whole movie is pretty different than the original. I was surprised to see “Friday Night Light’s” star, Connie Britton, have a role in this. It’s not just a cameo with Connie, she’s one of the leading roles. Her acting is great as always. They wanted to keep this a serious horror film. Make it scary and creepy. It was kind of scary and creepy in my opinion. They tried not to make it a popcorn flick and made it an actual horror film. The film was extremely dark and it actually made me a little uncomfortable in certain scenes. I think this is one of the best horror remakes in a long while. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it a remake. I would call it a stand alone film. It’s the way the original “Elm St.” movie should have been. No offense to Mr. Craven and Mr. Englund. Looking forward to the sequel now!!!

Score for “Nightmare on Elm. St” = **** (4 stars as in = “excellent”)

Kev

Report: Wes Craven finally reveals “Scream 4” plot, also confirms three more sequels…

Just when you thought Wes Craven is done with “Scream”, think again. He plans to do a whole new trilogy of the franchise.  Craven also reveals the plot to the next film, “Scream 4”. Craven explains that the film is set 10 years after the third one. Leaving right off the last one. It tells a story about Sidney Prescott, moving on to a new life,  and she is now an author who wrote a book that got some bad critics. Of course, she can’t stop thinking about her past with the Ghostface killer as there will probably be a lot of flashbacks from the first three films. With it being a Scream movie, she’ll have to confront the killer again, so somewhere in the movie, she probably finds out that he’s still alive.

More on it here:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/17031/wes-craven-talks-scream-4-story

The plot sounds pretty interesting to me. Wes Craven must of been inspired for more story ideas for more Scream sequels. At least they are continuing with him being the director, still. If they continued with a different director, they would be a failure in the box office. Only Craven can do these films.

Kev