Can A Nightmare On Elm Street work without Englund?

I'll come clean right off the bat. In the war of the slasher franchises, I was never really a Freddy fan. I'm actually very pro-hockey mask and I'll tell you what turned me off to Nightmare: The quips. I like the first Nightmare On Elm Street. By 1984, slashers were very tired. Halloween and Friday the 13th created an indie movie boom town of slasher movies and it didn't take long for the concept to run out of gas so it was nice to see Wes Craven come along and kick it in the ass with something genuinely original. The glove helped a lot, too. But the sequels were a huge turnoff for me.

Prom Night (REVIEW)

For most people, going to the prom is a pretty straight forward rite of passage. You pick up your date, cart her to the prom, eat dinner, dance, and if you're lucky you might get some action later on. For others, like the kids in the seminal 80's slasher "Prom Night", it seems to be about choreographed Disco dances, unibrows, and being slaughtered in an act of unholy revenge.

Midnight Muenster Episode 8

It's time again for a new episode of my podcast side project, Midnight Muenster!

We hit Episode 8 with a big show, and a big theme! It's summertime, and in honor of my own time as a camp councelor this week we tackle 3 camp classics! 1987's Cheerleader Camp, 1988's Sleepaway Camp 2, and 1989's Sleepaway Camp 3!

We now have Midnight Muenster forums at www.popsyndicate.com! Be sure to check them out! http://www.popsyndicate.com/forums/viewforum/88/

You can also give us your feedback via email at cinemafromage@gmail.com or by phone at 206-339-9459! We want to hear from you!

When I said no more zombies...

I didn't mean this! My sickness with the zombie subgenre can be cured by creative puppetry, so consider me a hypocrite!

Horror Headlines 7/23/08

McG updated his "Terminator Salvation" blog the other day, and continued his streak of saying all the right things in regard to this movie. Now if he's only change his douchey name, I might be able to have faith in this movie.

FearNET will be added to the OnDemand channels of 8.4 million Time Warner Cable subscribers. Supposedly Comcast customers already have the channel, even though I have Comcast and I haven't seen any signs of it. Just more Florida bias I guess. Not that I can blame them ;(

Wesley Strick, scribe of "Cape Fear" and "Arachnophobia" is going to be writing the Platinum Dunes remake of "A Nightmare on Elm St.". Ugh, I guess this is going through despite my best wishes. Also in the story, Robert Englund is not returning as Krueger. Mark my words, the "Friday the 13th" remake may end up working, but this won't. Feel free to hold me to that when this finally hits streets.

In Real People News: 

Attention fellas, "nagging" is no longer an excuse to kill your wives. I'm guessing the judge either never had a nagging wife, or was a woman. (I kid ladies, I kid)

Woman arrested for assault for trying to cram a peanut into the mouth of allergic neighbor. I don't really know why, but these stories always crack me up.

(cue Budweiser "Real Men of Genius" music) We salute you, Mr. .491 blood alcohol level guy. You ignore the laws of physics and drink enough alchohol to kill a Bear, all in the name of having a good time. Then you get behind the wheel, putting everyone in danger, for no good reason. And that's why we salute you, Mr. liquid breakfast guy. A true man of genius.

On this day in history: 

1982: Vic Morrow is killed filming a stunt sequence for Twilight Zone: The Movie near Valencia, California. Morrow and two child actors are chopped into bits by the main rotor when a helicopter positioned dangerously close to the talent suddenly crashes.

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