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Nightmare remake a hit, 3D sequel already in the works

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood is reporting the new A Nightmare on Elm Street made over $15 million on Friday and is on track to make $35 million over the weekend.  Finke was informed this morning Warner Bros. is already working on a 3D sequel to capitalize on the revitalized franchise.  Hopefully, the 3D will include [...]

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): A mini review

The new Nightmare is much better than I expected despite a few flaws.  First with the bad.  The new Freddy make-up is awful and seems to change during the course of the film.  Sometimes Freddy resembles the killer in Popcorn, other times he looks a lot like the rich villain in Hannibal.  Jackie Earle Haley [...]

The Monster Squad remake is in the works

Platinum Dunes and Paramount are working on a remake of The Monster Squad.  Rob Cohen, one of the producers of the original, is set to direct for Michael Bay and company.  No word yet on who is handling the script or who might be in the cast.  Legend has it Liam Neeson was the original choice to play [...]

DVD Review: Halloween II (2009) Unrated Director’s Cut

This is the version of Halloween II that should’ve been released in theaters.  Rob Zombie’s director’s cut of Halloween II is out now with fleshed out story lines, more face time for Michael Myers, and a nihilistic ending much better than the pitiful one haunting the theatrical version.  Two years after her last encounter with Michael [...]

DVD Reminder: Train (2009)

Arriving on Nov 17 from Lionsgate comes this remake of TERROR TRAIN that ended up HOSTEL by way of locomotive (!). Touring Eastern Europe with her college wrestling team, Alex (Thora Birch) attends a debauched late-night party that causes Alex and several teammates to miss their train to Odessa. Her coach is furious, but a [...]

Night Of The Demons: Story Of An Extra – by Tony Brown

The story behind me getting the part as an extra in NOTD is when I was scouring the internet for information on the movie. Initially, I had mixed feelings that one of my favorite movies of all time was being remade, but I was still definitely interested. Then, I heard it was going to be [...]