I’m all over the place when it comes to NECA’s A Nightmare on Elm Street action figure line. I can’t recall what they’ve announced and what’s new, which is amazing because it means there are so many that I’ve lost count. A Nightmare-ish wet dream if you will?
I know for sure that we’ve already reported on the classic Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy with outstretched arms, regular arms, removable hat and interchangeable heads (classic and skinned face with exposed skull), Freddy’s Revenge Freddy with bladed finger nails, removable hat and interchangeable heads (regular and screaming face), the Dream Warriors Freddy with ripped sweater revealing Freddy’s victims, Elm Street house accessory and interchangeable heads (grimacing expression and crucifix damaged screaming face with a port hole that light can shine through), and the Dream Master Freddy with chest bursting with souls. WEW.
But wait, there’s MORE…
There’s a NEW A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Freddy that features Freddy with needles to pump Taryn White full of juice, and the illustrious Freddy puppet. Then there’s the new A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Freddy with elongated demon arm, an interchangeable head and BABY Freddy!
NECA is also working on a life-sized puppet from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. AWESOME. There’s also word of a new Freddy vs Jason line, but I don’t see any images just yet. We’ll update if they appear. READ MORE
It’s easy to be dismissive now that Rooney Mara is on top of the world. But when the star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was cast as Nancy Holbrook in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, I guarantee she was excited. It was a pretty huge step up from her role in Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
Now that Mara is a big star, she’s comfortable downplaying a role other actresses would have killed for. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly she explains that she didn’t want the role, and even tried to sabotage her chances.
“You kind of learn to self-sabotage with thing you don’t want to get,” she tells the magazine. “Sometimes you don’t want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That’s kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street-I didn’t even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] “F—. I definitely got that.”
Kind of an insulting story to reminisce on, although I understand her embarrassment. Still, she doesn’t have to piss all over a film that she clearly used as a career stepping stone; treat it like a battle wound and wear it like a badge of honor. There’s nothing I hate more than excuses… READ MORE
Overseeing the sixth and supposedly final chapter of the world’s second highest grossing horror franchise of all time is a hell of a role to fill – just ask Rachel Talalay, the woman charged with hanging up the old fedora hat and glove (at least until three years later when Wes Craven would return to the franchise with New Nightmare). Before Talay directed Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare for New Line, she produced two of the franchise-best sequels, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
This Elm Street fan boy was lucky enough to have a quick chat with her on her problems with the recent remake, how the Dream Warriors production nearly killed her, on Englund vs. Haley, while she also reflects on how the all important “final” Nightmare could have gone a lot differently… READ MORE
While Warner Home Entertainment dicks around with their 400 pointless releases of the various incarnations of Freddy Krueger, the international Warners will be releasing the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street box set on Blu-ray in the UK October 3 of this year!
That’s right folks, a region free HD release of the first seven Elm Street films all for the low price of
It is rare (if ever) that myself and fellow Graphic Content contributor Johnny_Trouble are both left speechless, and even rarer still that we are both speechless at the same time. But then again it is also rare that a clothing range incorporates “STREET SHARKS”, “SLEEPAWAY CAMP”, “FRIDAY THE 13TH”, “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”, “GHOSTBUSTERS”, “SHORT CIRCUIT”, and MORE into one line. However, Kyle Crawford and Electric Zombie.com have done just that with the clothing masterminds’ all new range which includes tees, bags, flip-flops, bags, and everything in between. Below you can get just a taste of the new range that is available today.
The Official Summer Line-Up From Electric Zombie.com Is Available NOW! READ MORE
Showing that they have one of the biggest senses of humor in the industry yet again, the t-shirt aficionados over at Fright-Rags have just announced the release of two ‘parody’ tees based upon two of the genres’ most beloved classics – “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” and “THE LOST BOYS”. For those of you horror fans that are of the more ‘lighthearted’ disposition, you will definitely want to check these out, because chances are this will be the only time you will ever see the figure of Freddy Krueger covered in kittens. (Though we can’t guarantee anything after seeing the remake.) The shirts went live today, and below you can check out the scans and get all the details.
‘YOU’RE ALL MY KITTENS NOW’ And ‘THE LOST BOYS’ Are Available NOW At Fright-Rags.com! (MSRP-$19.95) READ MORE
It really bums me out that I just turned 30. What I would have done for the respect of toy companies when I was 6. I literally have no space for all of this awesomeness, and my imagination has taken a turn for the worst (not that I could see myself literally “playing” with these).
Still, I might have to muster up a spot for Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, a loyal minion demi-god who obeys The Destructor. In the 1984 Ghostbusters, Vinz possessed Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) and became one of the most beloved characters in the franchise (I would have loved his party!) This figure comes with an array of extras, including the dog head from the finale. Available in March.
Also available this March is “Marshmallow Mess Ray” who comes with a messy logo. In May you can snag “Egon with Lab Coat”, which appears to come with the library ghost! Lastly, in July Mattel releases “Winston with Slime Blower”.
I think the one thing that all of the toy companies are missing are toy “displays”. I’m not really looking to have Marshmallow Mess Ray and Vinz Clortho just handing out on my desk. I want a rooftop piece with a ginormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man climbing up. NECA has the right idea with their Crow rooftop fight piece, and the Friday the 13th shrine set, but no toy company has really gone out of their way to create something spectacular (like a possessed Dana (with removable shirt) apartment set that comes with a demonic refrigerator).
Quickly turning their back on the 2010 remake, NECA has unveiled three brand new Freddy Krueger action figures based on the film’s initial trilogy! These badass A Nightmare on Elm Street toys bring us new Freddy’s from the title film, Freddy’s Revenge (sorry, no dead parakeet), and Dream Warriors. Each comes with an interchangeable head. But in all seriousness, who wouldn’t want the actual “Dream Warriors” in toy form? “Yo, Freddy! Where you hiding at, you burnt-faced pussy?” – Roland Kincaid
In addition, inside we threw up a quick look at NECA’s “The Walking Dead” busts. Eh, I’ll watch for McFarlane’s toy line based on Robert Kirkman’s comic.
While it appears NECA is continuing to shy away from horror lines based on specific franchises, they do have some really cool stuff in the pipeline.
Next to the new Freddy Krueger’s (images in next story), my favorite upcoming line is from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel featuring all sorts of interesting and new characters from “Rambo Gizmo” to the “Brain Gremlin”, “Mohawk/Stripe”, “Spider Gremlin” and more!
NECA also unveiled some absolutely incredible figures based on both James Cameron’s 1984 The Terminator and the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The highlight of the batch are the original “Terminator” toys as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freakin’ AWESOME.
Lastly, inside you’ll find images of even more Predator figures from this past summer’s Predators, along with the toy based on the alien hunter from Predator 2. I’m not exactly sure who keeps buying all these. Who has a wall full of like 3o Predator toys? The 40-year-old virgin maybe?
While the New York Toy Fair kicked off yesterday, this morning the first images that we (horror fiends) care about began to appear.
Kicking off our sure to be overloaded coverage are your first looks at NECA’s upcoming video game toy lines.
First and probably the coolest is “Duke Nukem” figure based on the forthcoming highly anticipated “Duke Nukem Forever,” in stores May 3.
Then there’s a look at four new toys from the ever-so-awesome “Bioshock 2″ featuring a new “Big Daddy” and a “Brute Slicer.”
Lastly, expect a whopping 8 figures from Microsoft Games Studios “Gears of War 3″, in stores this fall (when the game is also released).
It’s been quiet on the Platinum Dunes horror front ever since the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street last April. Even the Friday the 13th sequel has been met with complete silence. Dunes producer Brad Fuller took to Twitter late last night, and early this morning to clarify some rumors and update the status on both franchises.
“I want to set the record straight on Freddy and Jason. First, let’s talk Jason,” said Fuller. “[Damian] Shannon and [Mark] Swift wrote a great script. We are ready to go, when New Line is ready. But as of yet, they are not ready,” he says of the long-gestured sequel to their Friday the 13th reboot that introduced Derek Mears as the new Jason Voorhees.
As for Freddy Krueger’s return to theaters, don’t even hold your breath. “As for Freddy, as far as I know, there isn’t even talk of writing another script,” he writes adding that “Rated R Horror movies, right now, don’t seem to generate interest from the studios. Everyday we want to hear from any studio that they want a horror movie, but it hasn’t happened. So right now we are working on a handful of films, including ‘TMNT,’ and ‘Ouija.’ ”
Us horror fans know this isn’t the end of Freddy and Jason, and eventually the studio will revive them, which begs the questions: why the f*ck not now? Instead of always looking at a calculator, it would be nice if the studio execs also looked at making their fans happy. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a huge New Line Cinema fan again? Those were the days… New Line Cinema: the house that Freddy built. Hmmmmm.
Nancy is having nightmares about a frightening, badly-scarred figure who wears a glove with razor-sharp “finger knives”. She soon discovers that her friends are having similar dreams. When the kids begin to die, Nancy realizes that she must stay awake to survive. Uncovering the secret identity of the dream killer and his connection with the children of Elm Street, the girl plots to draw him out into the real world.