Dreams have fascinated and bewildered humanity for millennia, yet even with the incredible technology at our disposal today, we are little closer to understanding them than were the Sumerians in Mesopotamia who were among the first to chronicle their dreams some 5000 years ago. What exactly are dreams and what significance are they to our waking lives? Are they merely a form of entertainment to keep our brains from getting bored while we slumber? Are they complex coded scenarios created by our brain to help work out our day-to-day problems or regulate our emotions? Are they memories of previous lives, as those who believe in reincarnation contend, or possibly glimpses at alternate realities? What happens if we die in one of our dreams?
In most movies about the subject, a dream death equates to death in real life, but that’s just Hollywood capitalizing on our fears, right? Maybe not. A real "dream killer" has claimed the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of otherwise healthy young men while they were blissfully asleep, inspiring one of the most iconic killers in the history of cinema. why you might not want to fall asleep tonight >> Posted 01.28.13 by BrentJS
Everything old is new again
Reboot. To many self-styled movie aficionados, the word has come to represent everything they perceive to be wrong with Hollywood. They complain that the increasing number of reboots — six already this year, with many, many more on the way — is a sign that movie studios have simply run out of ideas. But, though the word describing them may be relatively new, Hollywood has been rebooting franchises for a very long time. Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Tarzan, James Bond, Batman — the longevity of these characters as cinematic icons has depended upon periodic reinventions to keep them fresh (we're still waiting for Tarzan's). Obviously, some reboots are better than others, which is why we want you to help us rate the Top 10 Best Movie Reboots.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movie Reboots >> Posted 10.02.12 by BrentJS
If what producer Brad Fuller says is true, the state of horror movies is looking grim.
Fuller, who produced both the 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th and the 2010 reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, has attempted to keep horror fans updated on any possible sequels, revealing last April that Friday the 13th Part 2 was in a holding pattern as studios Paramount and New Line evaluated "if they're going to make it", while, a month later, Warner Bros. president Dan Fellman said that the $32.2 million opening of Nightmare proved "there's a lot left in the franchise". With almost a year passing with little to no development on sequels, Fuller took to his Twitter account to discuss where both sequels stood. Studios don't want horror movies >> Posted 01.31.11 by Ryan
After getting skewered by the critics, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake opened to $32.2 million at the box office last weekend, the biggest weekend ever for a horror movie in April or May, and good enough for Warner Brothers and New Line to order a sequel.
According to The Wrap, details on an Elm Street sequel aren't worked out yet, but Warners distribution president Dan Fellman says the studio is definitely interested in making one. more details on the Nightmare sequel >> Posted 05.05.10 by Ryan
Bomb of the Week: Everyone expected Furry Vengeance to bomb, but not quite this badly. Even 5- and 6-year-olds recognized the awfulness of this pic and told their parents they'd rather see How to Train Your Dragon again instead. Posted 05.02.10 by reelz
The A Nightmare on Elm Street remake opens this weekend and we'll soon see whether Samuel Bayer has scored a hit with his directorial debut. Producer Brad Fuller told Bloody-Disgusting why production company Platinum Dunes decided on a newcomer to direct Nightmare on Elm Street. read more, and why Jackie Earle Haley is the perfect Freddy >> Posted 04.30.10 by Ryan
A Nightmare on Elm Street remake director Samuel Bayer has expressed interest in adapting The Boys as his next feature, the Garth Ennis-scripted comic book series that chronicles a CIA-backed team of superpowered individuals who are tasked with keeping superheroes in check. However, Bayer has some competition for the job in Anchorman director Adam McKay. Bayer expressed his disappointment to FilmSchoolRejects. read Samuel Bayer's sour grapes >> Posted 04.29.10 by Ryan
There hasn't been a great deal of excitement around this update to the 1984 original, and by the looks of critic reviews, there's good reason. Some of them hurt worse than Freddy.
Posted 04.29.10 by reelz
"This Nightmare offers dutifully grinding thrills of a routine sort."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...he [director Samuel Bayer] settles for delivering the cheapest, lamest, and most unoriginal of thrills, and in so doing accomplishes something unlikely: making one hanker for the '80s and the beauty of analogue-age special effects."— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"...director Samuel Bayer's feature debut does nothing glaringly wrong, but there's not much that's inventively right, either. The slickly assembled widescreen pic has no distinctive style and scant imagination, not even in the realm of those fantasy f/x that kept the original series colorfully diverting."— Dennis Harvey, Variety
"I stared at A Nightmare on Elm Street with weary resignation. The movie consists of a series of teenagers who are introduced, haunted by nightmares and then slashed to death by Freddy. So what?"— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...(this) back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence..."— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
In an exclusive A Nightmare on Elm Street clip over at Shock Til You Drop, Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) comes back to terrify an all-grown-up "Little Nancy" (Rooney Mara) in the Samuel Bayer's reboot. Check it out below. Posted 04.21.10 by reelz
With A Nightmare on Elm Street's release date approaching, Platinum Dunes is inundating the airwaves with several new TV spots. Directed by Samuel Bayer, the remake looks like it will stick rather closely to the original, though Bayer has promised that this Freddy, now played by Jackie Earle Haley instead of Robert Englund, will go "in a slightly different direction" than the original. see the TV spots >> Posted 04.14.10 by Ryan