Remember that first time you saw the original A Nightmare On Elm Street? Freddy Krueger was literally something out of a nightmare. He was creepy, maniacal, and just plain fucking scary. But as the later NOES sequels went on, Freddy became more cartoonish – like a Three Stooges episode. His evil was replaced with yucks and bad puns. And the marketing they did for poor ol’ Freddy around these times? Oh, the marketing. Case in point: Freddy’s Bubble Gum!
Oh, Freddy :-/ But anyway, my point of this post isn’t to scold those involved with pimping Mr. Krueger out to the world with terrible ideas and concepts – my point for this is to let you know that you can buy that unopened box of Freddy’s Bubble Gum on eBay right now! Yay? For those who don’t know – the container is just a plastic tube filled with terrible tasting gum with a picture of Freddy at the top and a “clever” saying attached. I mean look, it’s nostalgic – even if I don’t agree with the direction they took him. So, if you want to own this piece of Freddy Krueger nostalgia….then head on over HERE to the eBay listing and snatch it up or make an offer. I would advise against eating that gum though.
One of my favorite sequels to the original A Nightmare On Elm Street is easily A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. And one of my favorite scenes from that sequel is when Freddy turns Phillip into a human marionette. But before Freddy does that, he himself is a little marionette before he turns into actual Freddy. And guess what? Someone has created a replica of ‘Marionette Freddy’ and is selling him on eBay!
Now, if you go to the eBay listing HERE, you can see more pics. Unfortunately, not much more info is given (other than the buyer uses bad punctuation), so you’re buying a bit blindly here unless you want to contact the seller. From the pics though, this looks like a top notch replicate of the marionette in the movie. The price is a bit steep at $390, but given the detail and time it most likely took to make this – it might be worth it. If I were to buy this, I would be slightly worried that it would come alive in the middle of the night and I would wind up on top of the roof at my building falling to my untimely slumber death……..
I think it’s safe to say that everyone who was submitted to A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, left with a really bad indescribable taste in their mouths. Luckily, that taste was mostly taken away when the second sequel, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, came out in 1987. Sure, this was the beginning of what would become wisecracking Freddy, but the story was interesting (thanks in part to Frank Darabont) and it even sported an 80’s hair metal theme song from Dokken. However, it also sported the scene where we were introduced to Freddy’s bones in a junkyard.
Now, I can be forgiving of this scene to a certain degree. CGI hadn’t made it’s impact yet, so the FX team had to make due with the resources that it had. But, did they have to take a step backwards and give us something straight out of the 1981 version of Clash Of The Titans? Seriously – I kept waiting for Pegasus to swoop down and save the day. To make matters worse, we get some pretty terrible overacting and fighting techniques from Dr. Neil Gordon. Why go by my interpretation though? Check it out for yourself for the first time or relive it in the clip below:
Ahhh. Yeah, the dubbing is off on that. And the quality kind of sucks. But trust me, you don’t want to see that clip in HD. It’s a small bone to pick with an otherwise solid sequel, but a bone that needs to be picked nonetheless. Is it wrong that I actually cheered for Skeleton Freddy when he knocked Dr. Gordon on his ass with the shovel and proceeded to bury him? Too bad about John Saxon however. I’m sure he’s glad he went out the way he did though: Fighting an extremely subpar-looking Freddy Krueger skeleton in a junkyard.
Yes, our favorite little psychopathic Ginger is back! No, not Carrot Top…..none other than Chucky from the Child’s Play franchise! Production has started on the direct to video sequel Curse Of Chucky, only this time, Redman or a semen filled turkey baster won’t be making an appearance, nor will Jennifer Tilly’s famous massive boobs or annoying voice. But have no fear because the voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, will be returning! Also along for the ride is the original writer on all of the Child’s Play movies, Don Mancini, who also directed the “let’s just forget about that one” installment, Seed Of Chucky.
Here’s the breakdown of the plot: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit might be a strange doll she received a few days earlier.
*don’t worry man – I hear they have great middle finger enhancement pills nowadays*
The other buzz about this sequel is that they’re taking it back to the horror feel of the first few and stepping away from the Three Stooges feel of the last two. Continue reading →
Eeeeesh. I really tried to be as gentle as possible with that headline, but it still sounds wrong :-/ But anyway – according to the website thatsnerdalicious.com, a Russian design firm called Stoyn decided to run with the craze that all the kids are talking about nowadays: shaping ice pops. Turns out they’ve sculpted some into your favorite horror icons! Representing the lick and suck campaign are: Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Jason, The Predator, and last but not least – Pinhead. And if horror isn’t your thing, you can even suck on revolutionary Che Guevera, if that’s your bag. Word is that these aren’t available yet, but you could be seeing these at special events soon. So if you’ve ever dreamt of sucking on Freddy Krueger’s head, your lucky day may be around the corner! Check em out below and let the drooling begin: