Among nerd culture, horror fandoms tend to be some of the most distinctive. It takes a special person, after all, to be that into something meant to disturb and unsettle. To treat the terrible as an old friend requires a special sort of person.
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things and 1980s horror movies—and there’s lots of crossover there anyway—you gotta stop what you’re doing right now and watch Slasher Things. This fan-made delight inserts all the big slasher villains (and some cult favorites, too) into the show’s “Thriller” trailer, and it is perfect.
If these were actual stamps, it might make a trip to the post office bearable.
Two horror icons are set to star in Midnight Man, the latest from Travis Zariwny, who helmed the recent Cabin Fever remake: Robert Englund, aka Freddy Krueger, and Lin Shaye, who’s probably best-known to genre fans via the Insidious films—though she cameos as a high school teacher in Nightmare on Elm Street.
We may have lost Wes Craven last year, but we’ll always have the terrifying films he created—and as long as actor Robert Englund is willing, we still have Freddy Krueger. He’ll be hosting El Rey Network’s “Rip Your Heart Out” Valentine’s Day horror marathon, featuring five Nightmare on Elm Street films.
The latest episode of the puppet web series Glove and Boots has a Halloween theme, guest starring a felt version of Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. When Mario eats too much junk food before bed, his subconscious summons up a crooning Krueger.
Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes.
When A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters in 1984, it was hailed as a legitimately scary movie. But as the series added sequel after sequel, Freddy Krueger began to lose his potency, transforming from boogeyman to wisecracking buffoon. When, exactly, did that happen? Here's the exact instant when Freddy pivoted.
While Robert Englund's made-up face haunted A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven originally cast actor David Warner in the role of Freddy Krueger. Warner had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, but not before sitting for the makeup test.
Ah, Mr. Krueger. Growing up I was never a fan of scary stuff, but Freddy was the bane of my childhood - scaring the living bejesus out of kid-me the moment I first saw his design. Now, 30 years after his début, NECA are getting ready to creep me out all over again with this amazingly detailed Freddy figure.
This is my new favorite kitten tee, after the one I already have with Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys saying, "A dope trailer is no place for a kitty!" Freddy Kruger is covered in kitties, and tells us that we are ALL HIS KITTENS NOW.
Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but…
A scifi classic finally comes to Blu-ray, the long-awaited Warhammer: Ultramarines CG movie slinks out to home video, and Regular Show fans get screwed in an unfortunately regular manner, all thanks to this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases.
For every birthday-suit shapeshifter to appear on True Blood or denim-short teen wolf to pop up in the Twilight books, there are dozens of science fiction and horror narratives informing us that polymorphing into a marmoset, wombat, or whatever would legitimately suck. Here are ten squirm-inducing transformations that…
Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld.
It's been three decades since films like The Shining, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street first arrived on the big screen, and their villains haven't gotten any younger. So what happens when Freddy Krueger and Jason get too old to keep chasing down kids?
I have no idea why this is happening, but the proprietors of the bosomy (and NSFW) cosplaying blog Tit Thinks It's People have decided to transform their tracts of land into horror characters. The results eschew sexiness altogether, which is kind of the point, as you shouldn't be having handsome dreams about Pinhead…
What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying?