Burger King: Chucky

Dubai-based advertising agency Tonic were asked to communicate that Burger King stays open until the wee hours of the morning, and the resulting advertising features some of horror’s favorite villains.

Thomas and Kris came up with the following campaign showing the villains of the night that we know all to well, enjoying their favourite meal after a umm night out. The ads were shot in South Africa and Dubai by French photographer Ben Dauchez and retouched by Thomas himself. A job well done! The series comprises of four ads which will run in press and outdoor.

Above you can see Chucky from the Child’s Play movies. Check out some of the other ads in the campaign, featuring Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th and Ghostface from Scream.

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The Karate Kid

At ShoWest, there are a lot of standees fr upcoming movies on display, some of which have not ever been seen before, and others that were made specifically for the show. I’ve included a small collection of photos of some of the standees I found more interesting, or had not yet been featured online. Films include Toy Story 3, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Karate Kid, and Kick-Ass. Please note that Karate Kid photos were snapped while still in construction, as the film premieres at ShoWest tomorrow.

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New Banner: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Warner Bros has released a new theatrical banner for Samuel Bayer‘s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Check it out in full, after the jump.

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I’ll be honest and say that when I first heard a music video director would be doing a remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time, I wasn’t too crazy about the idea. Sure, we’ve seen brilliant music video directors such as Fincher and Jonze go on to have very successful film careers, but just as often, we get overstylized filmmaking with no sense of how to make a 90-minute film cohere as a whole.

Then I read up a little bit more on director Samuel Bayer and I realized that the man has helped to define a generation of music videos, creating some of the most iconic images of all time. His music videos are stylish, visually interesting, bold, and unique. His commercials are attention-grabbing and beautifully shot and edited. If there are music video directors out there that can successfully make the transition into feature directing, Sam Bayer certainly has the potential to do so.

I had the chance to chat with Mr. Bayer for a lengthy interview. We discussed the making of his favorite music videos, what other movies he’s tried to direct over the years, why he’s remaking Nightmare, what he hopes to accomplish with his new take on Wes Craven’s classic, his next planned projects, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. You can read the interview after the jump or download the interview via the /Filmcast below. A Nightmare on Elm Street is out in theaters on April 30, 2010.

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Samuel Bayer, thanks so much for speaking with us today at Slashfilm.com.

Thank you.

So, a lot of our listeners might know that you are going to be directing the new ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ film, but they might not know your music video work. I’m wondering if you could just talk a little bit about your career over the last 20 years, and how you got your start working in music videos.

Yeah, I was actually a painter, living in New York, and– this is back quite a few years ago– and to make ends meet, I worked on music video sets to make money. And this was back in the heyday of MTV, and music videos were very exciting, and this was when Fincher was doing stuff, and Michael Bay was doing commercial videos. And I don’t know, I just got it under my skin and got the idea that I could do videos, and moved out to Los Angeles in 1991, and knew somebody at a record company, and took them out to lunch, and bought lunch for them and didn’t buy it for myself. And when the person asked why I wasn’t eating any food and I said, “Because I can’t afford to eat, but I can afford to buy you lunch, and how about a job?” And so she gave me a music video to direct, and it was Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” That was the first thing I ever directed, and hopefully kids today remember what that is, and that started my career.
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Resident Evil 4 Trailer on Nightmare

Milla Jovovich

Briefly: Actress Milla Jovovich revealed on Twitter that the teaser trailer for Resident Evil 4 will be attached to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which hits theaters on April 30th.

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Back in June, I had a chance to visit the set of Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street with a group of online journalists. This week we will be publishing the interviews we conducted on the set of the movie. After the jump you can read our interview with special effects make-up artist Andrew Clement, whose 24-year career in Hollywood spans The Princess Bride to Army of Darkness to Blade to Spider-Man 3 to Cloverfield to Star Trek. In Nightmare, Clement’s job was to reinvent Freddy’s appearance as a less cartoonish, more real-life burn victim. Read the interview, after the jump.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Trailer #2

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Warner Bros/New Line Cinema has released a new movie trailer for Samuel Bayer‘s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The new trailer gives us a much better sense of the film than the teaser trailer. We finally get a better look at the look and style of the nightmare sequences, and we also hear a lot more from Jack­ie Ear­le Ha­ley as Freddy Krueger, although we still don’t get a good look at his face. I appears they are trying to reveal as little of Freddy as possible, to make him more mysterious. I wonder if this is just a marketing strategy, or if the film hides the character in the shadows until the end of the second act? Having seen Jackie in full head make-up on set, I will tell you — he was terrifying to look at. It is also very strange watching Jackie Earle Haley in this trailer after returning home from a screening of Jason Reitman’s presentation of Breaking Away at the New Beverly Cinema, in which Haley appears as a young teenager.

I’ll be honest — I’m really not sure what to think about the voice Jackie used for the character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are making Freddy scary again — I always found it sad that the character devolves into an R-rated Looney Toons character in the later installments of the original series. Despite my hesitations (the recorded video on the laptop, some of the dialogue and performances of the co-star teenagers), I’m looking forward to this remake more than any of the other films Platinum Dunes has released thus far.

Watch the trailer now, embedded after the jump. I want to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Back in June, I had a chance to visit the set of Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street with a group of online journalists. This week we will be publishing the interviews we conducted on the set of the movie. After the jump you can read our interviews with the kids in this new remake: Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner. We caught up with Rooney and Kyle in a little roundtable interview area off to the side of the set. Read the full interview after the jump.

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Brad Fuller and Andrew Form

Back in June, I has a chance to visit the set of Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street with a group of online journalists. This week we will be publishing the interviews we conducted on the set of the movie. After the jump you can read our extensive interview with Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

As the head executives of Michael Bay’s genre production company, Fuller and Form have produced The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 remake, and 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, as well as The Amityville Horror 2005 remake, The Hitcher, Horsemen, The Unborn, and the Friday the 13th 2009 remake.

We caught up with Brad and “Drew” in a little roundtable interview area off to the side of the set. Read the full interview after the jump.

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