Archives for A Nightmare on Elm Street

CINE-WEEN: “What’s The Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Seen in a Movie?”

Fear. It’s what drives the horror genre. It’s what vicious killers feed off of in horror movies. It’s what gets your adrenaline up when you’re watching something truly frightening, ideally at night with the lights off. For the Halloween season, the spookiest time of the year, I asked various makers and shakers this question: What is the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen in a film? For me, there’s a long list. I was obsessed with horror films as a kid, but was also a giant crybaby who scared pretty easily. My dad would consistently terrorize me with his impressions
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Goo Goo Dolls & Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

“I’m Awake Now,” by Goo Goo Dolls, from Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare Back when I discussed Phunk Junkeez and their contribution to the Tommy Boy soundtrack, I mentioned offhand that Goo Goo Dolls’ cover of The Damned’s “Wait for the Blackout” wasn’t bad. Being as how I’m always trying to track down weird-ass music videos for this column as well as look for bands to come on my soundtrack podcast and talk about how weird it was to have their song in a movie, I come across quite a few surprises. Thus, we come to the fact that Goo
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: The Fat Boys & A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

“Are You Ready For Freddy” by the Fat Boys, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master If you’re not read Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, you can be faulted for thinking that the Fat Boys were just another novelty group, the likes of which littered the ’80s. However, for thems what know, the Fat Boys actually started out as the Disco 3, winning a talent competition sponosred by Swatch in the early ’80s, and gaining popularity through a series of MTV commercials. The beatboxing of Big Buff Love is usually forgotten in the wake of Doug E.
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A JOURNAL OF FEAR: An Introduction of Sorts

Welcome friends to A JOURNAL OF FEAR, my Halloween marathon column of Horror film thought and reflection. I started this column two years ago over at Cinapse.co for several reasons . The most practical ones were simply a love of Horror films, and a desire to not just watch a Horror movie a day in October, but to write about them as well. If you have listened to the podcast you know that my interest in film does not end with Horror, but it does begin there, and it is in that sense an important part of how I became
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