Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture—novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends—but today, we’re focusing on killers who were born in the movies. For this io9 guide, we picked cinema’s biggest, most evil slasher-movie baddies... plus a few cult favorites, too.
There aren’t many places you can experience Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Purge, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead all in one place, and survive the experience. In fact, there’s just one: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
It’s probably too late to book an affordable ticket to Dallas for this weekend’s Texas Frightmare convention, but it may be worth it. Mondo has revealed some crazy cool new posters for Scream, Jaws, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more that’ll exclusively debut at the event.
As an obsessive Wes Craven fan, I thought I knew everything about A Nightmare on Elm Street, but I was wrong—very wrong. Because according to a long lost deleted scene, the Elm Street kids who seemed to be getting randomly attacked by Freddy Kreuger weren’t random at all.
The essence of a character’s appearance is their profile. Head, face, shoulders—all the parts that get sculpted in a bust—should work together to be instantly recognizable. Artist Tom Whalen has now brought the majesty of the pop culture bust into two dimensions with these super cool art prints.
Admit it. You’ve always wanted to own A Nightmare on Elm Street sweater. It’s the perfect, subtle wink and nod to something dark and scary. Well, now you can not only own one of those, but sweaters featuring two other famous boogeymen.
Doctor Strange will be dark and psychedelic, according to its Director of Photography. Sleepy Hollow will try to bring the focus back on Abbie and Ichabod this season. Plus, Clark Gregg teases Coulson’s prosthetic hand on SHIELD, and the new Nightmare on Elm Street reboot gets a writer. So many spoilers!
When you look at Jerad S. Marantz's resume, it's packed with films you can barely remember watching. Jonah Hex, I Am Legend, Clash Of The Titans, Bedtime Stories, Percy Jackson, Nightmare On Elm St....but his concept art is unforgettable.
Freddy Krueger's come back as a standalone monster, after Freddy Vs. Jason. And both Aliens and Predators are hoping to repeat this accomplishment soon. Nevertheless, there's something intrinsically awesome about two uber-menaces duking it out. Here are our favorite showdowns.
Jackie Earle Haley tells io9 he researched serial killers to add psychological realism to Freddy Krueger... before he realized that was a mistake. We also learned how that iconic claw-in-the-bathtub scene almost went wrong and threatened Rooney Mara's "lady bits."
Any doubts that Jackie Earle Haley would not make for an utterly terrifying Freddy should be easily put to rest with this new trailer. Even his Freddy-esque quips ("Why are you screaming? I haven't even cut you yet") deliver chills.
We compared the new Nightmare On Elm Street with the original, to see whether Jackie Earle Haley is worthy of the infamous Freddy Krueger glove. We measure on-set details, trailers and posters to see how they measure up. Spoilers ahead...