There's been a growing sea change in horror movies over the past few years, moving away from the traditional hack-and-slash killers in favor of "found footage" low-budget movies. With vampires conquering the 'tween demographic as zombies stumble over massive success on cable, movie studios have been more than happy to spend less on a "found footage" horror movie in lieu of looking for the latest, indestructible killer. For that reason, one of our previous cage matches pitted the demon from Paranormal Activity 4 against the soul-eating Bagul from Sinister. Well, call us old fashioned, but we think it's time we settled who was the best among the horror heroes (if you will) of old, unearthing Michael Myers from the Halloween movies, Jason Vorhees from the Friday the 13th movies and Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and put them inside the imaginary metal cage that is our character cage match! Who comes out on top is up to you. check out the killers' strengths and weaknesses before you vote >> Posted 11.01.12 by Ryan
Isn't there something inherently great about watching people set aside their individual differences, tap their inner resources, and apply themselves to a greater goal?
Well, a large number of moviemakers must think so — they've taken the basic team-building idea and run with it in so many directions that not even a 'copter piloted by The A-Team's "Howling Mad" Murdock could track them all down. If we weren't busy building a tank out of a water cooler and some stuff we found in the stationery closet, we'd provide a comprehensive list. Instead, here are the 10 most-memorable team-ups. See Top 10 "Rally Your Forces" Movies >> Posted 06.10.10 by reelz
Warner Bros. and New Line Pictures must be feeling very confident about their Nightmare on Elm Street remake. The movie is still many months away from its April 16, 2010, release date and yet Jackie Earle Haley, who plays the crazed, psychotic killer Freddy Krueger, revealed to BloodyDisgusting that he is signed on to terrorize teenagers for another two movies. Three movies total? "Yeah," said Haley.
Reports also have Rooney Mara, who will play heroine Nancy Thompson, returning for a second Nightmare as well. A remake of Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, perhaps? Posted 07.06.09 by Ryan
Freddy Krueger, the fingers-tipped-with-razors, sweater-wearing, nasty-complexioned psycho killer from Wes Craven’s fright-fest franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street, is returning in a new series of films, courtesy of New Line Cinema. In the new films, the classic movie monster will be played by Jackie Earle Hayley, who powerfully portrayed Rorschach, super-powered vigilante of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009).
In the original film from 1984, Krueger stalked and killed teenagers in their dreams, killing them in the real world. Krueger has appeared in six Nightmare sequels and in Freddy vs. Jason, the 1993 crossover film with Jason Voorhees, the villain of the Friday the 13th franchise. According to Box Office Mojo, the Nightmare franchise is the third-highest grossing horror franchise in film history, with a lifetime gross of $307,420,075.
Samuel Bayer is directing from a script by Wesley Strick. Shooting is expected to begin in Chicago in May. Posted 04.04.09 by BrentJS