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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Fan-Made Sequel Trailer Brings Back Miko Hughes as Dylan

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Fan-Made Sequel Trailer Brings Back Miko Hughes as Dylan
Wes Craven's New Nightmare is getting a fan film sequel, and horror star Miko Hughes will reprise the role of Dylan Porter. In 1994, Wes Craven released the cult classic horror movie, which is considered by many fans to be the best follow-up to A Nightmare on Elm Street. To commemorate the movie's 25th anniversary, a group of filmmakers have announced the fan film follow-up, which will bring back Hughes in the same role.

Called Dylan's New Nightmare, the project is now currently in the crowdfunding stage with the official Indiegogo campaign now live. A teaser trailer with Hughes has also been released for the movie, and you can take a look at it below.

Dylan's New Nightmare is a not-for-profit fan film sequel, meaning it is not officially affiliated with New Line Cinema or the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Set 25 years after the events of the original movie,
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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Theory Attempts to Explain Freddy's Dream Powers

Well, this is interesting. Looks like someone on Reddit "just" posted a new theory surrounding how Robert Englund's Freddy Kruger achieved his dream powers in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street series. While I've seen more than a few people mention that this is a "new" theory regarding Freddy and his dream powers, to be thorough here, the Reddit post where this comes from is two years old. That said, it just recently resurfaced and has become a thing in the horror community so let's get into it here.

The theory states that this.

"In the original Noes Freddy is not quite as powerful as he would seem to be in later films, this is probably meta, due to the budget and special effects limitations of the time, yet we may have a better answer.

A deleted scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street states that Nancy
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Freddy's Dead Gets New Poster from Original Elm Street Artist Matthew Peak

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Freddy's Dead Gets New Poster from Original Elm Street Artist Matthew Peak
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare arrived in 1991 and was supposed to put the final nail in Krueger's coffin. It wasn't Robert Englund's last turn as the The Springwood Slasher though, nor was it perhaps his best turn as the iconic horror character. Now, the movie, which arrived as the fifth sequel in the franchise, is getting an absolutely breathtaking new poster from artist Matthew Peak, who is known for his illustrious work on the Elm Street series.

The poster created by Matthew Peak is available for sale at Bottleneck Gallery, along with a variant that has already sold out. The poster is $75, 20 color screen print, 24 x 36 inches, signed and hand-numbered with an edition of 150. The poster is estimated to ship in 6-8 weeks. But you better hurry, these are going to go fast, and will likely be gone soon. The sold out variant didn't include the movie's title and is textless,
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Rachel Talalay to Direct Film Adaptation of Joe Ballarini’s A Babysitter’S Guide To Monster Hunting for Netflix

After crashing the prom with zombies in his screenplay for Gregg Bishop's must-see horror comedy Dance of the Dead (which Daily Dead and friends celebrated in style last year for its 10th anniversary), Joe Ballarini brought the boogeyman (and a whole host of creepy creatures) to life in A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting book series, and the first novel is now being developed as a film at Netflix.

Deadline reports that Rachel Talalay will direct A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting from a screenplay by Ballarini. Like the book, the family friendly film will focus on teenager Kelly Ferguson, who teams up with a secret and highly skilled group of babysitters who moonlight as monster slayers after the child she's watching is abducted by sinister forces.

Tom Pollock, Ilona Herzberg, and Walden Media's Naia Cucukov will executive produce the film, with Walden Media, Montecito Pictures Company, Ivan Reitman,
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Netflix's Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Gets Freddy's Dead Director

Netflix's Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Gets Freddy's Dead Director
Author Joe Ballarini's children's book series A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting will be adapted as a family movie for Netflix, with director Rachel Talalay at the helm. Talalay is known for directing movies like Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Tank Girl, and has helmed episodes of TV shows like American Gods, Riverdale, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She'll be using a screenplay written by Ballarini, which will be based on the first installment of the three-book series from Katherine Tegen Books. Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp are producing, with Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg executive producing.

The movie will follow middle school babysitter Kelly Ferguson, who's bummed to find out she'll be watching children instead of partying with her friends. Things only get worse when the baby she's caring for is kidnapped by monsters. Fortunately, Kelly is recruited by a secret society of monster-hunting babysitters
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Freddy Krueger Day Proclaimed by La Mayor 27 Years Ago and Some People Hated It

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Fall is here, Halloween is just around the corner, and you can just feel the evil presence of Freddy Krueger looming nearby. The knife-glove wielding dream crasher is celebrating his 27th annual Freddy Krueger Day somewhere in Hell right this moment. Sadly, we can't be there roasting alongside him, in the fiery bowels of a satanic nightmare. However, we can celebrate Freddy Krueger Day here on Earth. The official day was started in 1991 to celebrate the release of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

This mad horror celebration of everyone's favorite nightmare stalker was established Friday September 13th, 1991, by then Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The ceremony took place on the 12th, the day before the release of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, but Bradley wasn't around to award iconic Freddy actor Robert Englund with the ornate, signed proclamation confirming the annual holiday. Instead, he was across town presiding over the
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Nightmare on Elm Street Movies Are Coming to Hulu

One, Two, Freddy's coming to Hulu! The vast majority of original A Nightmare on Elm Street movies are heading to the streaming service in May. Currently, this iconic horror series isn't available on Netflix or any other major streaming service. So, if you're a horror fan who doesn't already own the massive box set, or are just too lazy to get off the couch and pop in the DVDs, then this is good news.

Freddy Krueger is ready to scare your streaming dreams. Starting next month, Hulu subscribers will be able to stream the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Wes Craven's New Nightmare. For whatever reason, Hulu doesn't' currently have 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
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10 Things About Freddy Krueger You Never Knew

10 Things About Freddy Krueger You Never Knew
Make no mistake about it: the Springwood Slasher is one of the greatest horror villains of all time. Nothing gets fans going like A Nightmare on Elm Street. Hardcore fans who have watched every minute of the fantastic documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will probably be familiar with some of what we're about to tell you. Maybe it's a refresher course if you're a Fred Head. Perhaps you've just discovered the son of 100 maniacs. Either way, entering the boiler room, it's easy to get to know the man of many scary dreams just a little bit better. Today we look at 10 things you never knew about Freddy Krueger.

Freddy Barely shows up in his first movie.

Seven minutes in heaven is the teenage party game dating back to the 1950s. Seven minutes in hell, on the other hand, would be an appropriate description of the late Wes Craven's original masterpiece.
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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw

10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw
Freddy Krueger is one of Halloween's most celebrated horror movie killers. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there's no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before "meta" became a trendy buzz word.

Jack Sholder put Freddy Krueger inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series

Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series
Despite off and on talks of a reboot supposedly happening, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is currently dormant, although one enterprising fan has offered a look at what the franchise might look like if it took a far different approach. While we wait for word on the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a YouTube user has debuted a new fan trailer that shows what A Nightmare on Elm Street Netflix TV series might look like. While there is no indication that this franchise may be heading down the streaming service route, the trailer is certainly an intriguing one to look at.

This trailer was put together by a YouTube user named Jose Mellinas, who uses footage from A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer Concept, the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy vs Jason. The trailer also features footage from a number of movies that don't feature Freddy Krueger,
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Mondo Unveils Some Wicked Art Work For Their A Nightmare On Elm Street Box Set along with 2 Prints

It's that wonderfully eerie time of year and Mondo is getting into the Halloween spirit! They recently revealed a few collectibles for A Nightmare on Elm Street, which is one of the greatest horror franchises of all time. These films are a blast to watch and I always enjoy watching one or two of them during this time of year.

They have released a vinyl box set featuring all of the soundtracks from all of the films in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. That box set comes with seven pieces of art for the films that were created by artist Mike Saputo. There are also two prints created by the same artist that have gone up for sale for A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare Elm Street 2.

You can find all of the information below that was released for the vinyl set and the two prints.
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Mondo & Death Waltz’s Box Of Souls Vinyl Box Set to Include Remastered Scores for First Seven A Nightmare On Elm Street Films

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Many great horror icons are accompanied by scores that are just as haunting (and perhaps just as recognizable) as the characters they accompany, and that's especially true with the eerie, dreamlike sounds of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Containing the scores for the first seven films in the franchise that Freddy built, Mondo and Death Waltz's newly revealed Box of Souls 8-vinyl set includes chilling tracks remastered by James Plotkin, killer new artwork by Mike Saputo, and a 12-page booklet with reflections on the franchise from composers and cast members. You may never sleep again after listening to it...

Coming out at Wednesday, October 25th at 12:00pm Ct on Mondo (priced at $250) the Box of Souls vinyl score collection is a true Halloween treat for fans of Freddy Krueger and the sounds from his sinister dreamscapes, and you can learn more about the anticipated release in the details
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Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween

Dead Ant Brings the Drive-In Movie Back in Time for Halloween
Dead Ant isn't just some fly-by-night cult oddity that is looking to cash in on the Halloween season. It's a bonafide Drive-In thriller that mixes comedy with rock and roll, adding in some killer insects and quite a bit of madness. It's the type of movie we don't see too much of any more. And that's one of the reasons star Tom Arnold wanted to take it on in the first place.

Tom Arnold stars in the movie with Stranger Things and Goonies favorite Sean Astin and former Hollywood bad boy Jake Busey. Also appearing in this madcap ode to sci-fi schlock from the 50s is Michael Horse, who plays the beloved Hawk on Twin Peaks. In the movie, which is being called 'too much fun' by critics, members of a metal band get a chance at a comeback when they are invited to perform at Coachella. When they become stranded in the desert,
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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career

Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has helped launch many a film career in Hollywood, including Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, and Kelly Rowland, just to name a few. But none more notorious perhaps than the career of Tom Arnold. Halloween is almost here which means when we had the chance to speak with Tom Arnold about the new horror comedy Dead Ant, we couldn't resist the chance to get in a question about his relationship with MovieWeb's favorite horror movie killer Freddy Krueger.

The 58 year old actor and comedian, who earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance thanks to his supporting role in Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, made his film debut in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the supposed finale of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, which arrived in September 1991.

It was the height of tabloid fame for Arnold and his then wife, Roseanne Barr,
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Halloween 2017: Girls Just Want to Have Blood: 16 Horror Projects Directed by Women to Stream on Shudder

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February is known as Women in Horror Month, when the spotlight is put on female filmmakers working inside our favorite genre, and many horror sites run pieces about movies directed by women. And that’s great! But there’s no reason why that spotlight should be limited to only one month, particularly when there are so many brilliant and talented female filmmakers working in the genre. Why not use this October to hit up these titles on Shudder and get to know some of the most exciting female voices in horror right now?

Prevenge (2016, dir. Alice Lowe) Alice Lowe writes, directs, and stars in this darkly comic, twisted fantasy about a woman who is very, very pregnant (Lowe herself was pregnant during shooting) and goes on a killing spree when her unborn baby talks to her and tells her to take revenge for a past tragedy. The film never fully transcends its gimmick,
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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies

10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies
We all have to start somewhere, right? Despite its history of cinema classics and major box office success, the horror genre is often maligned as somehow less worthy of respect than other types of films. For whatever reason, it's not as easy to get an A-list actor to headline a horror movie as it should be. But beggars can't be choosers. Plenty of Oscar-nomintaed thespians had no problem making horror flicks on the way up. Today, we're looking at 10 future A-List actors who made horror movies before they became big time celebrities.

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger

There may be no greater example of the phenomenon we're talking about here than the fourth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, which starred two future A-list actors and is demonstrative of the shrewd and cynical strategies of Hollywood. In 1994, relative unknowns Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger had already been in Dazed and Confused
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Freddy Krueger Actor Reveals His Favorite Elm Street Kill

Freddy Krueger Actor Reveals His Favorite Elm Street Kill
What is Robert England's own personal favorite Freddy Krueger kill in an Elm Street movie? The answer might surprise you. A few months ago, a new trailer debuted for the documentary Nightmares From the Makeup Chair, featuring the iconic Robert Englund getting back into the makeup chair to be transformed into Freddy Krueger one last time. Throughout the years, there has been talk of another reboot to continue this franchise, but that hasn't happened yet. While we wait for any movement on the languishing series, Robert Englund revealed during a recent convention appearance what his favorite Freddy Krueger kill is in the entire franchise...So far.

Freddy Krueger was first introduced in the 1984 Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, where Robert Englund starred alongside Heather Langenkamp and a young Johnny Depp in his feature film debut. The franchise continued with 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge,
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Robert Englund Reveals His Favorite Freddy Krueger Kill From the Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise

I think it's safe to say that A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger has had some of the most entertaining and amusing kills in any of the slasher movies. The creative team behind the franchise were always trying to get creative and come up with crazy new ways for Freddy to kill people in their dreams.

Fans of the franchise all have their favorite kills from the long-running franchise, but what about the actor who played Freddy for all those years? This past weekend, Robert Englund appeared at Monsterpalooza and took part in a Nightmare On Elm Street Q&A panel. It was there he revealed that his all-time favorite Freddy kill was the "Hearing Aid" death from 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

In the scene which you can watch below, Freddy appears in the form of Carlos's mother, who slaps him before turning into Freddy and
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Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?

Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?
At the moment, there are a lot of blockbuster movies being made, but the biggest of the big in the modern landscape are without question Star Wars movies. Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm back in 2012 for more than $4 billion and they are making the most of that investment. Unfortunately, none of these Star Wars installments are being helmed by women, yet. But at least one lady working in Hollywood wants a shot at a future Star Wars standalone adventure.

Speaking with Cinemablend recently, Doctor Who and Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay expressed interest in directing a future Star Wars movie. Not only that, but she feels she has the qualifications in order to do the job well. Here is what she had to say.

"Absolutely. Are you kidding me? Absolutely. Do I not have enough effects experience and enough nerd pedigree? I think not just Tank Girl but I think
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Isn't A Horror Movie

Stephen Harber Sep 13, 2019

We dissect the so-called "final" chapter of the Nightmare on Elm Street series for better and for worse.

It was 1991, and Freddy Krueger was boring.

Once upon a time, in the year 1984, Freddy had been one of the most terrifying new faces in horror. He was edgy, distinct, and from the edge of reality itself. Millions of people were entranced with a mass scale personification of the boogeyman they caught glimpses of out of the corner of their eyes during the hardest parts of their formative years.

And so a public obsession was born, one that was just as much about the underlying darkness of the 1980s that was desperately trying to be day-glo-ed away as it was about Halloween decorations. People needed a face to summarize everything that was unusual and uncertain during this decade, and Freddy Krueger made the perfect mascot. For the first time in history,
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