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Capone comments on the Freddy Krueger images, and his recent visit to ELM STREET!!!

Hey everyone. Capone in San Diego here. Just chiming in as I count the hours down until all hell breaks loose at Comic-Con tonight and tomorrow morning. There's already a sizable line outside the massive Hall H, with females of all ages awaiting their beloved NEW MOON panel tomorrow afternoon. I'll be there too, so you won't have to miss a second or decibel of it. But I'm not here to talk about vampires; I'm here to talk about pedophiles with crispy faces and a homemade glove with metal claws. I'm here to talk about Freddy Krueger and the reboot of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. A few weeks back I was lucky enough to visit the Chicago-based set of the new ELM STREET, which spent a couple months in various Chicago-area locations. This particular visit was to an empty warehouse on the West Side of the city, inside of which were several active sets, shooting what we were told would be scenes from the last few minutes of the film. This is not my Official Set Visit Report, which unfortunately won't come until much closer to the film's April 2010 release. But since there's a strong chance that attendees of Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel will get their first glimpse of the new Freddy Krueger (as portrayed masterfully by Jackie Early Haley) at the Friday morning panel, the online journalists who were on that set visit are being allowed to preview what we saw and heard without giving away too much. Regarding those shadowed photos that have come out in the last day or so, anyone who thinks Haley's version of Krueger is a carbon copy of Robert Englund's is in for a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head. Yes, the sweater and fedora (made by the same company that made all the hats for PUBLIC ENEMIES, by the way) are pretty much how you remember them, but when we got our first glimpse of Haley in full Freddy makeup, there were two very shocking things that hit me: How realistic the makeup looked (without giving away too much, I'll ask you to remember exactly how Freddy got his unique "look") and the subtle differences on the original look this new version offers. Is it a better look? Will people take the new face of Freddy to heart? I truly have no idea. Let's just say that I almost (inadvertently) got into an argument over how I felt about the new look with the Platinum Dunes guys, and it wasn't because I didn't like it. The other aspect to the film that most people are wondering about is, obviously, any changes or additions to the plot. Since this IS Platinum Dunes, of course there is a Freddy backstory, but I'm actually on board with this one. Freddy is not some silent, faceless monster (okay, he's a little faceless). At one point he was a man, and he has an interesting story that I think will work as part of this film. One of the sets we glimpsed was Krueger's workshop, complete with a TV/VCR set up and loads of blank video cassettes (my mind wondering what kind of sick shit this guy watched, and then I spotted a copy of ORCA amid his collection--ew!). In addition to Freddy's background, we also get a little history concerning his child victims and their parents, which, again, I'm okay with, especially since past and the present are tied together in this film. We also saw a dream sequence that involved some pretty rad make-up tricks, a pick-up shot from another scene that showed Freddy at his most ferocious and murderous, and got a chance to talk to all of the cast members on set that day, including Haley, Rooney Mara (Nancy), and Kyle Gallner (as the Depp-ish Quentin). Behind the scenes, I've got interviews with first-time feature director and veteran music video legend Samuel Bayer; production designer Patrick Lumb; props man (and designer of Freddy new claws) Bill Dambra; makeup wizard Andrew Clement; and, of course, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller of Platinum Dunes. It was a great visit, and I can't wait to tell you about it and see what the makers have to show at Comic-Con this year. More on this later... -- Capone

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  • July 22, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I'm strangely excited about this one.

    by beastie

    Mainly, because interpretations of Freddy might be interesting. Michael Myers was perfect in the 1st Halloween. Jason, to me, is somewhat 1 dimensional no matter how you interpret him. Freddy, on the other hand, could be taken so many different directions and still be fun and disturbing.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    samuel bayer's music videos all look the same.

    by oogles

    it's always a set with a dead tree on it, and glass in front of the person with something written on it in lipstick. oh and everything shifts in and out of focus really quickly.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Kurt Cobain hated Samuel Bayer

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Bayer directed "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Cobain himself re-edited Bayer's. An interesting connection here is that Cobain often wore a Freddy Krueger sweater onstage. <br> <br> I'm interested in seeing Freddy's "new face" now but it just seems that an entire re-design sans sweater and fedora would've been nice.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Hey Capone

    by BacardiRocky

    I wrote this in another Elm Street thread but do you know if in the remake/re imagining/new take they delve into the child molester/killer side of Freddy Kruger before he is BBQ'd. Outside of the first movie, the Freddy in the the original films was someone the audience cheered for. A child molester/rapist/killer is perhaps the most monstrous and evil thing in our world. I hope the writers can actually create a character we truly hate/fear, but I guess I am hoping for too much.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Wait, wait, wait. You don't like Orca?

    by SoylentMean

    WTF man? That movie is great! I disagree with you Capone, setting a precedent for further disagreements on the internet. Because nobody has ever done that before.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • July 22, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by mitortilla

  • July 22, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    That line of females for the Twilight Panel

    by captain_wow_

    was their a chubby ginger 'female' in a wheelchair at the head of that queue perchance? Just wondering

  • July 22, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

    They're going to totally redo all the kick ass kills from the original. <p> Tina, who gets her stomach slashed opened In front of her boyfriend who cant do nothing but watch an invisible force paint the room with her. <p> Freddy's attempt to drown Tina in the tub. <p> The "Depp" bed fountain <p> Some of the best shit I've ever seen in a horror film with a 2010 twists----I'm sorry-<p> WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY REMAKING THIS MOVIE!?

  • July 22, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I think I'll just watch the original movie

    by SoylentMean

    I'll watch this one too, because if we don't support these remakes, well then Hollywood will stop making them. We must support these remakes, in order to get special editions of the original films.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Lahey

    was the first movie I watched on home video; Betamax. My mom knew a guy who had a walk-on part. Is this a remake of the first Elm Street movie?

  • July 22, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I don't get it

    by enderandrew

    Everyone is screaming they hate reboots, but love Dark Knight, and want to see Spiderman rebooted. Which is it?

  • July 22, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    This will make 50 mill tops, the sequel will make half

    by ChoclateWoman

    and then the franchise will disappear into oblivion. That's how these horror remakes from Mikey bay work. No fisting rights for you, sir.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    is Orca that film

    by captain_wow_

    ,,,where an angry and drunk richard harris fucks and then eats a killer whale?

  • July 22, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay is a genius and a visionary !

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Be sure to support Bay's cocaine habit. Long live the mullet and brown leather jacket.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    by Verbage

  • July 22, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    sam bayer makes some great fuckin videos

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    smells like teen spirit, a few storkes videos, green days holiday, jesus of suburbia and american idiot, and some other classics. i coulda swore he made nirvanas in bloom though?

  • July 22, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Enderandrew, don't get me wrong......

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I'm down for a different story with the same characters. I'm even down with a re-make of a Bad movie, I personally enjoyed The Hills Have eyes re-make as well as the Last house on the left which I thought was far better than the originals. <p> I'm just sick of these remakes that attempt to remake or re-do the scenes that made the originals great, for instance the Hitcher and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. <p> Leave it up to these ass holes and they would re-make The Adam West Batman movie as it was. We wouldn't get Nolan's version, which at this rate is going to be re-made before the decade is out.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Ah, yes, Orca

    by Verbage

    The film that was not only a total rip-off of Jaws, was even named after Quint's boat in Jaws, and one of the first scenes involved a killer whale making quick work of a great white to make it seem like these things were far more frightening, even though blonde bimbettes ride them at Sea World.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Whats up with the Orca hate

    by GibberKing

    I saw that flick when i was a kid & thought it was cool. Bo Derek getting her leg chomped off by a killer whale whilst in her lounge room made me laugh my ass off. Why doesn't Hollywood try doing some giant animal movies eating c-grade stars instead of remakes. Eric Roberts fighting a giant beaver, I'd watch that.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Little Kuegers

    by StarchildAD

    Its funny how in another topic someone mentioned Jackie in Little Children praising his performance and I happened to catch it on TV this very same day/night. Never saw him in anything else and have to say hes a pretty good actor (at least from this role). So Im actually interested and believe he can pull of a Krueger. As for the rest of the film, Im sure its going to suck, but I know his Krueger will be good. Enough to save this movie? no.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    you know who else makes great fucking music

    by captain_wow_

    videos? chris fucking cunningham! i know that ship has sailed but still, it shouldve been

  • July 22, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I once saw 5 minutes of Orca

    by The Dum Guy

    And that was around 1989.<br><br>I always thought that Shamu son a bitch looked liked he wanted to jump out his tank and munch on the disabled kids in the front row... maybe I should watch the whole movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Is his name Fred or Freddy?

    by palimpsest

    Are they doing sick fuck or comedy slasher?

  • July 22, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I think it's Fredster

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 22, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Fredatollah

    by palimpsest

  • July 22, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    i wish they'd left the glove alone

    by frank cotton

  • July 22, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    If "Friday The 13th" made 40 million...

    by Mr. Profit

    Opening Weekend, a reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street will make more. Freddy was always more popular than Jason at the box office. This comes out in April of next year when there isn't shit out. It will make money. And I wont defend Platinum Dunes (because F13 was bland and needed more bite), but they have had successes over 50 million. The TCM remake nearly hit the century mark. And F13 being mediocre still managed to make 91 million (world wide) on a 16 million budget. Plus an additional 7 million on DVD. <P>A reboot of Nightmare will top that, and will probably be their most successful film. My only only only suggestion to them is to not let Jablonsky do another uninteresting and bland score that sounds like banging trash cans. His boring score for F13 made the movie drag when it shouldn't have.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha, fucken ORCA!!!

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Shit that was an evil film. Doesn't it flick a guy with it's tail at the end and smash him on a iceberg? And the chick is just left alone? Shit, I haven't seen that since I was 6 yrs old, that's over 16yrs ago. My memory is masterful!

  • July 22, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Profit

    I can't stress that enough to Fuller and Form. The Nightmare theme, the score, even the 1, 2 Freddy's Coming For You better be in this or it's FAIL... After that mess of a score for F13 I hope they know better. I'd even fucking take Tuesday Knight's Nightmare theme from Part 4 over another boring fucking score from Jablonsky.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Orca is on par with Prophecy

    by SoylentMean

    You know, the giant mutated bear movie (among other creatures). I love both of those movies for being cheesy but taken seriously by the actors involved.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    It's Froderick Kroger now

    by White Goodman

    He's the grandson of the original.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    In 5 paragraphs...

    by bernard managed to say absolutely nothing about the film, and definitely nothing interesting! good job!

  • July 22, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    So is this a "realistic" take?

    by Bass Ackwards

    As in, is Freddy a real life killer or is he still only exist in dreams? Also, just out of curiousity, what kind of argument could you have gotten into involving a design choice you approve of with the guys who made the design?

  • July 22, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by GibberKing

    I thought I'd seen every video nasty ever made, How did I miss Prophecy. Just IMDB'd it, damn Frankenheimer had an up & down career.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Fred is dead. That's the point.

    by palimpsest

    He's a child murderer / rapist (the first film clouds this a little, as back then child abusers were seen as too strong a subject). The parents on Elm St kill him. And he comes back in dreams for revenge by murdering the children of those that killed him. In dreams. If you die in the dream, you die in real life. That's the story.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    re GIbberKing

    by palimpsest

    PROPHECY is a piece of shit. Its only claim to fame is the attention it gets paid (by accident) in Stephen King's book DANSE MACABRE.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I'll never understand why AICN posts

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    three articles for the same movie during the same day. Like we're supposed to be flipping through all three? It's not like we're looking at reviews from three AICN staffers.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    And bring back John Saxon

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This time he's Nancy's grampa instead of dad.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    "It's Froderick Kroger now"

    by Crimson Dynamo

    and played by Woll Smoth

  • July 22, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST



    motherfucker teeniboppers better not take all the seats for AVATAR.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    So you got in an argument because you LIKED the make-up?!

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Now that don't make any damned sense. If you thought it was so fantastic wouldn't the platinum dunes guys take it as a compliment?

  • July 22, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    By the way

    by GibberKing

    I know remakes make money, but I seriously cannot get my head around the need for these films. Doesn't DVD-Bluray-downloads negate the need for "introducing these films to a brand new audience" as all these hacks sprout every time they do it. I live in the arse end of Australia & I can get a hold of any damn flick I've ever wanted to see without leaving my chair. So tell me young'uns, have you seen any of these films without some prior knowledge or viewing of the originals? I'm just curious.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Maybe it's me, but Elm St. doesn't come out...

    by brisco1138

    ...for nine more months and this site is ALREADY fawning all over it. Do you think the Platinum Dunes guys gave Harry a peek at the advertising $$$ they'll be spending at AICN next year? Let the ass-kissing begin!!!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    leave this one alone, guys

    by WolfmanNards

    The nightmare movies are good because of Freddy. Freddy is good because of Robert Englund. Platinum dunes has not made ONE movie that I liked so far. And I went to see all of them in the theater because I was behind them every time. Chainsaw, Amityville, Jason- every time I was pumped and every time, they disappointed me. This time, I'm insulted right off the bat because of the casting. I have no problem with the actor they chose, I just have a problem with the fact that they think they can get away with choosing anybody other than Englund when he is alive and well, and certainly more than willing to play the part. It can't be a marketing thing because nobody goes to see a movie just because Jackie Three Name Haley is in it. "Hey guys, you wanna see the new Haley flick?" ""

  • July 22, 2009, 11 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Horror villains are always a lot scarier when there is absolutely no explanation whatsoever for their murderous behavior.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Ask them why they're making it at all

    by kevred

    Apart from the quick paycheck. Do they think they can express someone else's idea better than the creator? Has a "more realistic take" ever resulted in a better film? Keep them away from the Sistine Chapel, please.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Well if they are trying do something different

    by OptimusCrime

    If they want to portray Freddy as a hateful and frightening figure, they could not have cast Englund in the role. He has been hamming it up for years as Freddy, and his portrayal wouldn't suit a more horrific interpretation.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    But I hate this movie anyway

    by OptimusCrime

    Because it fucks my chance of seeing a sequel to the spectacular "Freddy vs Jason". I'm am not kidding, either. I want that fucking sequel.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    fucking typos

    by OptimusCrime

  • July 22, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    So they can mop up all the douches from the women at the Twilight Panel

  • July 22, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    no lips

    by theheavy

    his lips and other easy to burn crap are gone..twoface but in one face..kinda...Im wondering if they have kept the flames a bit,..we shall see...on pne version they were there now and again...

  • July 22, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    kyle gallner

    by Adelai Niska

    needs to stop playing every role like he's still Beaver Casablancas

  • July 23, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I'm with Optimus Crime

    by White Goodman

    I would have liked a sequel to FvJ because there were so many unanswered questions in the first. Seriously, though, I liked that movie but I hated all of the kids. Talk about some annoying douches. And what the fuck was with the Jay wannabe? That kid was really annoying.

  • July 23, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Great Poster

    by GravyAkira

    Please have something good on film! Hope I didnt post that twice.

  • July 23, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Freddy vs. Jason was awesome.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I love the way the Ronny Yu paid homage to both characters without changing them to please a new audience. <p> I thought the story was handled very well. Freddy was like Loki in that thing, with all his manipulating and scheming. I especially enjoyed how he made Jason his lap dog until the tables turned on him. <p> Both battles they had in Freddy's realm and in Jason's were epic. And the "douche bag" teenager kills were quality. Especially when Jason backhand's that Destiny's Child bitch into a tree, too bad it wasn't Beyonce. <p> The stuff they did with Freddy in the beginning when they give you some of his background was well played by Englund. <p> One of my favorite scenes was the party in the cornfield. When the one kid who looked like Jack Black threw the hundred proof swill he was drinking on Jason and sets him on fire. <p> And what do you get? Jason Vorhees, on fire chopping up every-thing in site! <p> I agree, I would've enjoyed seeing a sequel to that thing.

  • July 23, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

    Most of the original movies were made in the 70's/80's and despite some cosmetic differences they are still as fresh as they were the day they were released. Phillip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly are, IMHO, the three best remakes ever made but the original films were very cheesy and corny because they were made in the 50’s and 60’s when filmmakers didn’t take the Horror/Sci-fi genres seriously. Would anyone here compare the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers/The Thing/The Fly to The Texas Chainsaw massacre, Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street? You couldn’t and that’s because Chainsaw, F13th and ANOES were made in the 1980’s when filmmakers didn’t have the restrictions that they did in the 50’s or 60’s in regards to sex or violence or the types of story they wanted to tell.<br> <br>The one and only point of these remakes today is to rebrand, repackage and resell these old concepts to us and that is because Hollywood today is completely and utterly devoid of anything resembling originality, innovation or intelligence. The studio’s are run by corporate Wall Street style scum who are totally creatively bankrupt while the youth of today are brain dead morons who will lap up a flashy remake made by some music video/commercial directing hack because they are soo fucking riddled with ADD that they couldn’t possibly watch the original films or anything that doesn’t have epileptic cinematography or rapid fire editing. FUCK THE WORLD!!!

  • July 23, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Freddy vs. Jason was better than that Friday reboot

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    and possibly will be better than the new Elm Street. <p> Why? <p> Because Ronny Yu was a fan of those characters. I even enjoyed his take on Chucky. <p> That's not to say that he's the only one out there. I believe there are plenty of directors and writers that love this type of material. <p> Hollywood execs need to understand If you don't bring people aboard that have a genuine passion for the material and they take the assignment as a "shit" job that could lead to them doing "bigger " and "better" things, re-makes and re-boots will not work.

  • July 23, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    "Ok, he's a little faceless"

    by christophermoltosante

    from what ive seen he looks more like an actual burn victim rather than the cheese on a pizza this time round. has the burns made the features of his face unrecognisable???? have a look at this zoom in as far as you can. http://i30.tinyp

  • July 23, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Man this is a lot further along

    by Series7

    Then I thought. I am actually looking forward to this. Jason and Meyers were just so simple to begin with. Freddy is a real character and will take a good director and actor to pull it off.

  • July 23, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    The only thing I don't like about this is Kyle Gallner

    by MrFloppy

    He's always playing Beaver Casablancas, as someone said before. I really loved TCM remake. Amityville was crap, The Hitcher was meh and Friday The 13th could have been a lor better. Bad characters ruined the movie, because Nispel got the tone and look. But I think this one will be great. I only hope they will make Freddy a monster and not a sympathetic character for the audience. That worked for the original saga, but they need to move on with that.

  • July 23, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    They already explained his origin.

    by GetEveryone

    I think it was in 4 or 5 maybe. Could be Freddy's Dead. He is the bastard son of 1000 maniacs. A nurse was locked in an asylum overnight and raped by the inmates. He then, of course, went on to become a child raping serial killer.

  • July 23, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    I thought Freddy wasn't going to be a paedo in this one?

    by photoboy

    I thought the idea was he was wrongly accused and burned to death and then he comes back to murder the kids as revenge. A dodgy video collection sounds like they might have changed their minds.<br><br> I'm really looking forward to seeing the new face, I hope it's as scary as Freddy looked in the first two films before they started showing his face clearly in 3 onwards.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Dream Warriors

    by GetEveryone

    may be one of the best sequels out there.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    The guy's going to be one huge character actor in a few years. He was phenomenal on Veronica Mars.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    ANOES Part Two Review

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    If you want to see geek rage in force, I did this review a while ago. Fucking awful film. <p>

  • July 23, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    i'm all for this. any time you can get..

    by iwasredempted

    moocher some work is a good thing. "breaking away" you bitches.

  • July 23, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Sounds like bollocks

    by brodiebruce_405

    "Freddy is not some silent, faceless monster (okay, he's a little faceless). At one point he was a man, and he has an interesting story that I think will work as part of this film." Yeah cuz the mystery in the original film made it too frightening :( :(

  • July 23, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Yeah, they had Englund with no makeup at all and everything. It's been done. Or they could reboot it, and say Freddy isn't a man but really a reptillian visitor from another planet. One two Willie's coming for you.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    New Moon panel? WTF?!

    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    Capone, why are you wasting your time w/ that nonsense? Nobody here cares about Twilight. <P> A

  • July 23, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST


    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    was going to add.. <P> FUCK THE NOES REMAKE! You replace the iconic actor who has played him 8 fucking times w/ the fanboy flavor of the month, well fuck you.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Audience will love freddy becasues he was a pedofil

    by JohnRyder

    but died. people seem to forgive pedofils after they die. at least this what I saw recently

  • July 23, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Haley Joel Osment is going to be great in this!

    by tonagan

  • July 23, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    No Craven, No Watchie

    by RobFromBackEast

    He should've been brought on board in some capacity, the fact he wasn't is bullshit. Both The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes Remakes were better movies for his involvement.

  • July 23, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    looks like the guys from the movie bad dreams?

    by krod

  • July 23, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST


    by WickedChicken37

    a preview for what is in essence a glorified blog. A blog not coming out for 8 months. Yippy.

  • July 23, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    It makes sense that Freddy would like "Orca."

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    What other film lets the "monster" win. Even though the killer whale would seem to be the film's villian, in many ways he's actually the hero. He's just seeking revenge against those who wronged him and killed his family. I could see Freddy identifying with this film.

  • July 23, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Burn victims tend to lose their lips, noses, ears, and eyelids.

    by Uncle Stan

    I expect the pedophile's new make-up will incorporate one or more of these features.

  • July 23, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Make his motivation the same as Luthor's from The Warriors

    by turketron_2

    "I just like doing stuff like this!"

  • July 23, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by turketron_2


  • July 23, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    If they redo the bed volcano I will be pissed

    by SoylentMean

    To me, that is the most memorable death scene in the original film. After that I could never fall asleep with headphones on.

  • July 23, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by WickedJester


  • July 23, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    This is like Beaks Set Visit Preview that was never posted.

    by WickedJester

  • July 23, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Freddy vs Jason rocks

    by D.Vader

    That's one fun movie.

  • July 23, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Robert did not want to return...

    by Mr. Profit

    According to Fuller and Form. His days as Freddy are behind him. Freddy vs Jason was ass. Over the top, corny, badly acted (with the exception of Ritter and "Linderman") ass. The lead was the worst actress ever. Kelly Rowland was retarded. And Freddy only killed like 2 fucking people. Stupidity. Sorry. It was a Jason movie with a Freddy cameo and a ridiculous fight at the end. No need to see a sequel. That shit is done. <P>I am not against reboots, if they are going to bring an iconic character from my childhood back for a new audience, I'm cool with it. But their only good remake was the TCM remake. And it wasn't the same as the original. But it was an amped up, cleaned up, slick paced movie that had it been called TCM5, people would have been ok with it. But since it was a remake, people screamed bloody murder. <P>The sequel to the remake was stupid because it had connect the dots plotting like "Oh that's how he lost his legs" "Oh that's how he got the sheriff's uniform" and offered nothing new to any "Mythology" they created in the remake. <P>Amityville was just boring. <P>The Hitcher was pointless. <P>F13 lacked bite. It was tame in my opinion. And I feel as if it didn't go to far. TCM had bloodier moments than F13. But the "Killer Cut" on DVD was at least a little better. But the score still sucked and the ending still ripped off "Wrong Turn 2".

  • July 23, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    F13 remake's ending was TERRIBLE

    by D.Vader

    So nonsensical. I don't care if it was an homage to the first one, this ending was too stupid.

  • July 23, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Orca rocks you fucking clownshoe

    by Lost Jarv

    PS. This sounds like shit.

  • July 23, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    So your glowing review will come out tomorrow now right?

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • July 23, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    PROPHECY was some good times

    by Immortal_Fish

    C'mon, gang. Kid in a cocoon sleeping bag hopping around to get away only to be broadsided up against a tree. Fat dude caught under a chain link fence gets his skull chomped off his shoulders which is casually chewed and crunched offscreen. Compleat with little Yogi sized beasts. Good times!

  • July 23, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    My favorite shot in Prophecy...

    by D.Vader

    Is that long shot of the Bear at the shore of the lake tossing that dummy into the air.

  • July 23, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Could be good, but is unlikely

    by Homer Sexual

    Just based on other remakes. I am "of the 80's." Was a teenager then, and a huge fan of all three original movie franchises. <p> The first two have been far less entertaining or "good" than the originals. Friday the 13th should have been the easiest remake, since (as everyone points out) Jason is pretty much a cipher. Yet, it was unbelievable boring. Not scary. Not sexy. Not fun. I will never watch another movie directed by Marcus Nispel again. <p> Zombie's Halloween was a little bit better. His "prologue" was ok, but the actual Halloween night section was not scary either. And Zombie really only does one thing: White trash sadism. Still, I plan to see H2 next month, and that says something (considering Devils Rejects is one of the worst, and not in a good way) movies I've ever seen. <p> I think Nightmare on Elm Street still holds up today, and I think a remake will be significantly less creepy/scary. I can't imagine they will have as much sex. I can't imagine Nancy's mom will have the development she got with Ronee Blakely's original. I bet the death scenes will be more CGI, less explicit. And Nancy....Pretty hard to top original Nancy. Still, Freddy has unlimited potential. I just doubt the filmmakers will have the imagination to pull it off.

  • July 23, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    All of this...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Has brought back fond memories of the original. In retrospect, a horror movie about a freakin' pedophile who kills teens in their dreams seems kinda... sketchy. But then, hey, it was the 80s, the Age of Weirdness. Big hair, bright clothes, and synth-pop by androgenous artists. I was staying over with a friend, and there was girls and junk food aplenty, and Wes Craven's Nightmare was a modern-day ghost story, a fresh boogieman icon in an otherwise routine genre. I can't see them recapturing lightning in a bottle, but I'm always up for being pleasantly surprised.

  • July 23, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Ditto on Freddy vs. Jason, D.Vader.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    That movie was a gift to horror fans. (sighs wistfully)

  • July 23, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Freddy VS Jason

    by brodiebruce_405

    was a fun movie. No it wasn't frightening, but after so many Friday the 13ths and so many Nightmares what did you expect? It was a fun crossover movie, and pissed on the other recent crossover movie, AVP, from a great height. It was made with an honest attempt at modernised it's concepts to a point without pissing on what came before and, come to think of it, it was the darkest Elm Street since the original.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    FVSJ is a Jason movie with a Freddy included?

    by Bouncy X

    wow...i've never ever seen anyone say that, i always see people saying the opposite. i mean sure Jason gets most of the action but the look and style and tone is definately Nightmare. if it leans more to one side then its definately a Nightmare movie with Jason added in.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Remake after remake

    by MajorFrontbum

    is becoming tiresome. Wake up Hollywood and start making real films again, you sad sacks of shit!

  • July 23, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I second that, Major.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Enough already. Come original, people! And stop whoring out our beloved memories to some damn demographic!

  • July 23, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Freddy v Jason

    by TedKordLives

    No matter who loses, WE WIN!

  • July 23, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by brodiebruce_405

    You're right. I think the filmmaker's thinking was that since Jason films have been made in places as diverse as Manhattan and SPACE, that Jason is more essential than his environment (Crystal Lake), whereas all of Freddy's movies (exc. New Nightmare) are in Springwood/Elm Street.

  • July 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Testing the waters...

    by TedKordLives

    Any Jason X love in here? I just gotta say, I think it's got some of the best kills (Liquid Nitrogen, Turn of the Screw), some of the best lines ('It's ok, he just wanted his machete back!'), definitely the best fx, of the entire franchise. <P> Oh, and the holodeck sequence IS hilarious ('You wanna drink some beer? Or smoke some pot? Or have pre-marital sex? We love pre-marital sex!). <P>And a cameo by the Berg! (Cronen) <P> I wanna see a sequel to THAT

  • July 23, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Sorry Jackie

    by TedKordLives

    But this movie is gonna suck harder than red matter.

  • July 25, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives, I got your back

    by spud mcspud

    JASON X fucking rocked. I watched it on a Friday night, after pizzaa and beer, with a couple of best mates. Fucking brilliant night at the movies!<P> Fuck the haters. This is NOT Shakespeare. Great kills, some good lines and some hot chick action are all that's required. Oh, and Kane Hodder. Gotta respect the originals.<P> But yeah, JASON X was just unpretentious fun that wanted nothing other than to entertain, which it did in spades. How could anyone hate JASON X? Fucking nerds. JASON X ROCKED!

  • July 26, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    First Of All Here's A Tip - BE REALISTIC IT'S A TEENMAKE

    by pr1c3y

    Don't have any hope of this film having the balls to make Freddy Krueger a fucked up beyond belief pedophile zombie killer. In this remake he may or may not have been the killer which means he's probably just a killer back for revenge because he was wrongly framed which already shoots this fucking remake in the kneecaps. Go on imdb FAQ page and feel my fury.

  • July 26, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    is this freddy????

    by christophermoltosante

  • July 26, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    shit sorry, wrong link

    by christophermoltosante