Today’s film is not only one of the most interesting entries in the Elm Street series, it’s one of the most interesting slasher films ever made, period. A daring and unique meta-take on the horror genre and the strength of its ideas on viewers, the seventh Nightmare film was a bold new direction for the franchise. Did it pay off? Read on to find out. And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD.
Today, we take a break from the cinematic Elm Street series to instead revisit Freddy’s foray into the TV world. That’s right, though often an overlooked part of the franchise, everyone’s favorite psychotic dream killer enjoyed a brief stint as the host of his own anthology series in the late eighties. So let’s take a look at three episodes which featured Freddy in a starring role, and see if they add anything of value to the overall franchise.
After a misguided sequel threw out much of what he created, Wes Craven returned to the series he started with this third entry…but he didn’t come alone. Armed with talented collaborators, original cast members, a higher budget, and bigger ideas, Craven managed to make a sequel that stayed true to his unique vision while also pushing it in exciting new directions. Why is The Dream Warriors still so often fondly remembered as one of the greatest slasher sequels ever? Read on to find out. And remember…SPOILERS AHEAD.
My series of Nightmare on Elm Street reviews continues with a look at the truly odd first sequel – a film which forgoes many of Wes Craven’s original ideas, and tries to already put a new spin on the Freddy mythos. Was this a good idea? Well, I don’t want to spoil it…but no. No, it wasn’t. Why not? Read on to find out. And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD.
A Nightmare on Elm Street – one of horrors most popular and imaginative series, starring one of the most iconic cinematic boogeymen of all time, Freddy Krueger. What exactly made this franchise so special, and why did Freddy become the most beloved child-murderer of all time? Over the next ten days, I’ll take a look at the entire franchise, offering my reviews of each of the movies (and even some selected episodes of the short-lived television series). Just a warning, though – these are meant to be retrospective reviews, primarily intended for fans of the series. Since I’m assuming most of you will have already seen the films, there will be definitely be SPOILERS AHEAD. So read at your own risk. Now, let’s kick things off with a look at the one that started it all…