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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2007

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Bloody Disgusting reported that Freddy will be featured at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 2007. For more information, see their website: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/.


Craven's Nightmare Trilogy???

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Arrow in the Head interviewed Wes Craven recently, he had this to say regarding the Nightmare series:

There have been some rumors that you might want to direct a third NIGHTMARE film, perhaps attempting to create a pure trilogy within the franchise. Any truth to that, if for instance NewLine came to you and said "Let’s do it," or is that pure fan fantasy?

That's something that I'd be interested in doing, but the curious thing to me about the question is that I've done multiple interviews today and that's the first I've heard of that notion. The idea of me turning it into a trilogy. There's been no discussion between me and the studio about that.

Have you thought at all about what you would do with a third NIGHTMARE film?

No, I haven't. Because to spend time thinking about a film that you have no reason to believe will be made is kind of a waste of time. I'm working on a script of my own, and to me it's always better to work on something that's attached to the future. Something that's brand new, and something that I can control more, ultimately keeping ownership.

Special thanks to S-10!


New comic series in September!

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From Wildstorm Productions:

NEW LINE CINEMA'S HOUSE OF HORROR #1

Written by Christos Gage and Peter Milligan; Art by Stefano Raffaele and Tom Feister; Cover by Darick Robertson

The horror of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre continue in two stories by stellar creative teams! When Freddy learns that there's a new killer in town, he must put a vicious stop to it — but it may be more than he bargained for! And a chainsaw salesman makes a stop over in a small west Texas town...

On Sale September 5, 2007


Amazon lists TPB

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Amazon.com now has the listing for the Nightmare on Elm Street Trade Paperback from Wildstorm:











Click here to pre-order your copy.

In addition, the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trade Paperbacks are also listed.




TPB release from Wildstorm

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A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Trade Paperback)

Written by Chuck Dixon; Art by Kevin West and Bob Almond; Cover by Tony Harris

Collecting issues #1-3 and #5-7 of the red-hot new series that takes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of Springwood and when night falls, the family quickly learns the town's horrible secret.

144pg. $14.99 US

On Sale September 12, 2007


NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. REUNION

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Confirmed Guests for Flashback Weekend’s Sixth Annual Chicago Horror Convention:

ROBERT ENGLUND
"Freddy Kruger""A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET"

HEATHER LANGENKAMP
"Nancy Thompson""A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET"

JOHN SAXON
"Lt. Donald Thompson""A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET"

AMANDA WYSS
"Tina Gray""A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET"

LISA WILCOX
“Alice Johnson”“NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4 & 5”


Jack Sholder Pt. 2

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Part 2 of the interview with Nightmare 2 director Jack Sholder will be posted this Friday on Deadpit radio. Check it out!!!


Jack Sholder Interview

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Nightmare 2 director Jack Sholder will be interviewed this Friday on Deadpit radio. The full interview will be posted in two parts; part one this Friday, and part 2 the following Friday.


New merchandise coming soon...

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A Nightmare On Elm Street's Freedy Kreuger





1000 Pc Puzzle: Released: June 27, 2007



1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of Freddy Kreuger from Nightmare on Elm Street. Dimensions when complete 20in x 27in1000 Piece jigsaw puzzle of Texas Chainsaw Massacre featuring the scene Stay For Dinner. Dimensions when complete 20in x 27in."





A Nightmare On Elm Street 16 Month 2008 Wall Calendar






16-MONTH 2008 WALL CALENDAR"
Released: August 01, 2007







Last issue! (NOES #8)

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The preview for the last issue of Wildstorm's ongoing A Nightmare on Elm Street series has been posted on their website. Remember, that Nightmare will continue later on this year in a mini-series.

Written by Chuck Dixon; Art by Kevin West and Bob Almond; Cover by West

What could be more terrifying than Freddy Krueger's twisted nightmare world? Working a double shift at a fast food restaurant! But when the lines between the two cross, a recipe for horror is created.

On Sale June 27, 2007


Robert Englund Talks 'Nightmare' Scenarios

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From MTV:

Iconic horror actor discusses sequel, prequel possibilities.
By Shaheem Reid

Since 1984, we've seen Freddy Krueger hit the big screen eight times. He's fought everyone from sleep-deprived teens and their vengeful parents to dream warriors to his most formidable foe, Jason Voorhees. So who else could the iconic slasher possibly have left to fight? Maybe Slim Shady?
"That would be a good throw-down, huh? If they ever get him out of divorce court," Englund joked last week about a dream battle between Eminem and Freddy Krueger.

On the serious tip, the 59-year-old actor — who says he's actually a big fan of Em and Jay-Z, as well as the Arcade Fire and Hard-Fi — revealed that, in reality, there really isn't much demand to resurrect his most popular character. Krueger last made it to the theaters in 2003's "Freddy vs. Jason," which ended with Voorhees carrying Krueger's severed head under his arm. The decapitated Freddy still managed to wink.

"We were going to do it with Ash from the 'Evil Dead' movies," Englund said about a sequel to "Freddy vs. Jason." "['Evil Dead' director] Sam Raimi, now that he has all his 'Spider-Man' movies and all that money, I'm sure he's going to remake 'Evil Dead.' I think that's what him and ['Evil Dead' star] Bruce Campbell wanna do. But I've heard [the movie studio] is in talks with John Carpenter [director of the original 'Halloween']. So maybe Freddy and Jason are going to meet up with Michael Myers. I also hear they have a really good prequel script to 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' being passed around. And there was talk that John McNaughton, director of 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,' was attached. Which means that maybe they would be making a prequel to the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' with me out of the makeup for a while. You get to see Freddy Krueger, the early crimes. Freddy Krueger, the early years."

Englund says he doesn't have any input on the "Nightmare" movies until he signs on to act in them. Even then, his input is not as major as you would think — though he cites the famous Freddy line "Welcome to prime time, bitch!" as his brainchild. He mostly lets the director and writer handle the duties of the script.

"Sometimes we've made mistakes," Englund said. "We [portrayed] Freddy too funny or we've taken out of the dream. We've made mistakes, but I sort of have a sixth sense now. I have a radar for what Freddy would or would not do. If they did a prequel where Freddy gets caught, they should do it like a 'Law & Order' episode. Whoever plays the lawyers — Freddy's lawyers — those would be really great roles. Something like James Woods on 'Shark.' ... The audience is going to know that Freddy goes on to kill another hundred more people. I like the idea of getting some hot, interesting actors to play the Freddy lawyers."

Englund isn't so excited about the prospect of having another actor play Freddy, however. There's been talk about redoing "Friday the 13th," given the fact that over-the-top serial killers Leatherface and Michael Myers have gotten Hollywood makeovers recently.

"Sooner or later, somebody else is going to have to play the part," Englund admitted. "But I can still do Freddy in the makeup. All I gotta do is lose 5 pounds. Nobody moves like me or talks like me. Sooner or later, I'll have to pass the baton. I don't know if they'll remake the first one, because that's sort of considered the classic and the scariest. I'm a big fan of Wes Craven's 'New Nightmare.' Even though part one and part three are the fans' favorites, I can still see where we were running out of money on the budget for those films. We had a really low budget, so maybe [the first one] deserves to be remade. The remake of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' I really like it. 'The Hills Have Eyes' remake really worked on me.

"These young directors are doing some great work," he added. "I have some new movies coming out, 'Heartstopper' and 'Hatchet,' and 'Behind the Mask' [is] out now. These young directors are keeping me young and keeping me on my toes. I think a redo of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' will be successful, but I think they need to wait awhile. I would like to see the prequel. Maybe I could work on that one. Dye my hair red and play Freddy as the janitor at the school going after kids."

"Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon" opened in theaters Friday, and in it, Englund actually plays a goodie. His character, Doc Halloran, is on the trail of a homicidal psycho who chooses to videotape his exploits in a documentary.

"It's got a little bit of 'Blair Witch' to it," Englund said. "A little bit of Wes Craven's 'Scream' ... a little bit of 'Spinal Tap.' It's got all of those things going [on in] it. Then it mutates and morphs into a full-blast horror movie in the end. So it's really scary too. With 'Behind the Mask,' the pressure's not so much on me. It's more so on the actor Nathan Baesel, because he's the serial killer in this. I've taken on the role sort of like Donald Pleasence in the 'Halloween' movies. I'm obsessed with finding the killer. I play this psychiatrist who treated him years ago and let him escape. So the pressure wasn't on. It's more fun for me to let the kids put the makeup on and let them go crazy.

"In 'Heartstopper,' I also play a good guy," he continued. "In 'Hatchet,' I play what is kinda referred to as the red herring, the guy that tries to fool you."

Expect to see "Hatchet" in theaters April 27 and "Heartstopper" on Halloween.


The Horror Collection

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The Horror Collection has begun a new figure collection based on New Line Cinema’s "House of Horror" license. Current figures include Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface. A companion magazine is released with each figure, focusing on character background, behind-the-scenes details, interviews, and more. Their website promotes, "Come face to face with your worst nightmare, Freddy Krueger. Subsequent issues feature Freddy in his many gruesome guises, along with his sleep-deprived victims."

So far only the figures above have been listed on their website. See The Horror Collection website for more info...

Special thanks to Nige!


Wildstorm Updates Publishing Plans for Horror/Movie Titles

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News Release published on Newsarama:

Starting in June, WildStorm's titles based on popular horror movies from New Line Cinema - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, FRIDAY THE 13TH and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - will change from monthly comics to a series of specials and miniseries.

"This new approach to these franchises should provide retailers with more opportunities to introduce them to new readers," says Hank Kanalz, VP - General Manager, WildStorm.

The first of the specials will be TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT!, coming in June. Written by Will Pfeifer, with art by Stefano Raffaele and a cover by Darick Robertson, CUT! takes place thirty years after the gruesome events of the infamous "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," as film school grads come to Travis County to document the Hewitt clan. But has the terror really ended? Has Leatherface really faded into urban myth? TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT! will be solicited in the April Previews.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE comes to end as an ongoing series with issue #6 (FEB070342), scheduled to arrive in stores on April 18.

Also in June, the eighth and final issue of the ongoing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series will arrive in stores. WildStorm will continue publishing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, starting with a six-part mini-series scheduled for later this year.

FRIDAY THE 13TH comes to an end as an ongoing series with issue #6 (MAR070260), scheduled to arrive in stores on May 9. WildStorm will continue publishing FRIDAY THE 13TH, starting with a two-part Special, "Pamela's Tale" scheduled to begin in July.


Freddy's Nightmares returns to TV.

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Chiller, an NBC Universal Cable channel, launched on March 1, 2007. Chiller is a new entertainment network dedicated to the popular horror genre and features exclusive horror and thriller programming from "Freddy's Nightmares - A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series," "Tales From the Crypt" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" to "The Shining," "Psycho" and "The Haunting."

Chiller will offer a digital triple-pack service, which features a standard definition digital channel (SD), hi-definition simulcast channel (HD), and a video-on-demand (VOD) channel offered as a digital bundle. The SD digital channel is currently available. The VOD and HD offerings will be available later in 2007.

The first episode of Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy aired tonight! See Chiller's website for show times.

Please note: Episodes presented on Chiller have been edited for additional commercial time.

Thanks to Jason for the reminder.


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