Behind the Scenes of A Nightmare on Elm Street

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we’ve got a trio of featurettes for some horror movies to spice up your Halloween. Warner Bros. Pictures has provided some revealing behind the scenes featurettes looking at the night terrors of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the different versions of The Exorcist, and more recently, the making of IT: Chapter Two. Read More »

Zack Snyder's Justice League 16-Bit Trailer

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a 16-bit video game version of the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, learn about the history of slasher movies, from early classics of the black and white era to the deconstruction of the genre with Scream and much more. Finally, watch a Back to the Future rap recap recounting all the finer points of the trilogy. Read More »

A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Nike Shoes

Even though the first official day of fall isn’t upon us until later this month, Halloween lovers are already getting in the spirit of the spooky season. Even though this year the holiday won’t be quite as fun as usual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic keeping us scared throughout almost all of 2020, Nike has something that might make up for it.

This fall, Nike is releasing a new Air Max 95 pair of sneakers inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street dream slasher Freddy Krueger. Not only do they feature the movie monster’s signature sweater colors, but there are touches of metallic silver to represent Freddy’s signature bladed gloves, and there are some killer bloody accents too. Check out the Freddy Krueger Nike shoes below. Read More »

nightmare on elm street revival

Late last year, the fine folks at SpectreVision revealed they had been in touch with the rights holders to potentially revive/reboot the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It was also reported last year that Wes Craven’s estate – who now own the Nightmare rights – was in the process of taking pitches for a new Nightmare. While there’s nothing official yet, SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood has opened up a bit about what he has in mind for a Nightmare on Elm Street revival, and it sounds like it has potential.

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insidious movie

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Patrick Wilson is down for more Insidious movies.
  • Wes Craven’s estate is taking new Nightmare on Elm Street pitches.
  • Behold a very colorful Bad Boys For Life poster.
  • Edward Furlong was “bummed out” about his Terminator: Dark Fate cameo.
  • Tell your mom: there’s already a Downton Abbey sequel in the works.

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Scariest Scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: Horror icon Freddy Krueger clawed his way out of a nightmare and into the pop culture pantheon in A Nightmare on Elm Street.)

Thirty-five years ago, the theatrical release of A Nightmare on Elm Street solidified director Wes Craven as a definitive voice in horror, launched a major horror franchise, and introduced an iconic movie monster in Freddy Krueger. Delivering his supernatural take on the slasher, Craven created a horrifically scarred killer whose favored slaying grounds is a place that should offer the most safety, in the nestled comfort of your dreams. Dreamscapes bleed into harrowing reality, often literally, and the only way to evade Freddy’s clutches is to stay awake. But no one can stay awake forever.

Craven demonstrates the high-stakes in this slasher right away with one of the most seminal horror scenes of the ‘80s. The blurred lines between waking life and imagination disorient as Craven goes straight for the jugular, offing a major character in the grisliest fashion after setting her up to be the lead character. This vital scene didn’t just set the tone for the rest of the film; it left an enduring, indelible mark on the genre. 

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nightmare on elm street reboot spectrevision

The original Nightmare on Elm Street series has long since ended, giving way to an absolutely abysmal remake. What does the future hold for Freddy Krueger? Will he ever don his fedora and unleash his claws on unsuspecting teens? Or is Freddy truly dead? It’s safe to assume that sooner or later, Hollywood will give Freddy a second chance. But who will be behind it?

How about Elijah Wood? Wood and his fellow SpectreVision producer Daniel Noah are eager to get their hands on a Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, and have even attempted to work out something with the rights holders.

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Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 Artwork

New York Comic-Con 2019 has come to a close, but if you weren’t able to make it to the Big Apple for the pop culture convention, you can still get your hands on some of the outstanding artwork that debuted there. This year’s collection from Hero Complex Gallery included pieces paying tribute to The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, and more.

Check out the Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 artwork available for sale right now. Read More »

nightmare on elm street prints

Bottleneck Gallery has just unveiled a series of gorgeous Nightmare on Elm Street prints from artist Matthew Peak, and they’re a must-have for any Freddy fan. The prints feature the original poster art for the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie, as well as new art created for Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. See the Nightmare on Elm Street prints below.

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2019 Toy Fair Releases

Over the weekend, the 2019 New York Toy Fair revealed an endless amount of toys and collectibles that you’ll see be throwing all your money at. We already shined a special light on some of the cool new Funko POPs on the way this year, including new figures from The Office, The Simpsons, Jaws, Community, Forrest Gump and more. But there was much more than little vinyl figures at the Toy Fair.

We’ve assembled our first look at some of the coolest new toys and collectibles that were on display at the 2019 New York Toy Fair. Below, you can get a look at new action figures from The Goonies, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Game of Thrones, Trick or Treat, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masters of the Universe, John Wick, The Karate Kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more 2019 Toy Fair releases. Read More »