Over the course of the eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, Robert Englund made dream stalker Freddy Krueger from a slasher-film specter into a major cultural icon. His sartorially questionable striped sweater/fedora combo, the pepperoni-like complexion, the razor-blade gloves — it’s all been enshrined in the horror hall of fame for years. He officially laid his signature character to rest with 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason, turning the role over to Jackie Earle Haley for the 2010 remake, but a new project indicates that Englund and Freddy can’t get rid of one another that easily.
Even though Freddy Krueger is the main villain in A Nightmare on Elm Street and one of the most iconic horror villains of all time, he’s actually only in the original movie for less than seven minutes. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which dreams a little dream about the original A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The loss of Wes Craven is one that’s felt pretty heavily in the film community, and there’s been no shortage of fans, filmmakers and actors sharing their remembrances of the director and his influence on their lives and work. Director Edgar Wright is one such fan of the late Craven, and took to his website to share a thoughtful and moving look back at the filmmaker whose work affected so many.
There’s a few things you can expect in almost every Wes Craven movie. Definitely some scares, and also plenty of screams. In tribute to the horror director, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 76 after a battle with brain cancer, the video team here at ScreenCrush put together this tribute; the only one that felt appropriate for a man and a filmmaker like Craven: A supercut sampling of just a few of his characters’ many (many) screams.
We’re still feeling the loss of horror icon Wes Craven, who sadly succumbed to brain cancer this past Sunday, but the revered director’s influence will continue to be felt for years to come. Not only has Syfy opted to continue on with Craven’s TV work on two new series, but so too will MTV’s Scream pay tribute to the man with its upcoming season finale.
Movies are fixed. Their meanings are not.
As with most unfortunate news, this one comes to us abruptly with no warning. The great Wes Craven, the legendary horror filmmaker who brought us films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has died at 76. Craven had been battling brain cancer and passed away in his home in Los Angeles.
Drew Barrymore plays one of the most memorable roles in Scream, in the frightening opening sequence. But, did you know Barrymore was originally set to play the Neve Campbell role? A scheduling conflict forced her to back out, leaving only enough room for that classic prologue. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the modern slasher classic, Scream!
The underwhelming performance of 'Scream 4' has us admittedly curious to see MTV reinventing the Kevin Williamson horror franchise as a TV series, but will a starless 'Scream' bring the same satire? Find out for yourself, as the official cast list and pilot director for MTV's 'Scream' TV series is a veritable who's who of people you've never heard of!
It's been a good while since we've heard anything from the front of MTV's proposed 'Scream' TV series, which had since lost writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin with no word of involvement from either Wes Craven or Kevin Williamson, but we at least have a cast to start. Find out the major characters we'll hear 'Scream' if and when MTV decides to take the pilot to series!