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International Fantastic Film Festival of Madrid

Robert Englund - International Fantastic Film Festival of Madrid -'Nocturna Festival' - held at the Palafox cinema - Madrid, Spain - Monday 25th May 2015

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Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Robert Englund

2014 FanExpo Canada

Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp - 2014 FanExpo at Toronto Metro Convention Centre. - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 31st August 2014

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Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Robert Englund

The Entertainment Media Show/Collectormania London

Robert Englund held at the Olympia Grand Hall. The Entertainment Media Show/Collectormania London Saturday 6th October 2012

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'Nightmare on Elm Street' star Robert Englund is seen crossing a road while out and about in Toronto

Nightmare On Elm Street and Robert Englund Tuesday 30th August 2011 'Nightmare on Elm Street' star Robert Englund is seen crossing a road while out and about in Toronto Toronto, Canada

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Nightmare On Elm Street and Robert Englund
Nightmare On Elm Street and Robert Englund

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Review


Extraordinary
Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) is a young plumber with a temper problem. He's had it ever since his childhood, when he witnessed a hairy monster devouring his family after an evening of music and campfires. He deeply regrets not stepping in to help his family, and the incident has left him with an unquenchable anger that he constantly struggles to control. To make matters worse, his frustration is fueled by an annoying girlfriend (Rachel Skarsten), a clueless shrink, and a dead-end plumbing job.

One night, however, everything changes after his college professor, Crowley (Robert Englund), asks Jack to fix some pipes in his formerly abandoned house. Jack agrees, but unknowingly releases an ancient evil while unscrewing something. After Jack goes home for the evening, the evil forces find their way inside Professor Crowley and take over his mind and body.

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Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Review


OK
The mockumentary genre seems limitless these days. Why not give it a run at the serial killer world?

Truth be told, a serial killer mockumentary has been done before and with great effect in Man Bites Dog. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a little more tongue-in-cheek than that modern classic, and it's a decently good time, too. As in Dog, here we have a camera crew following around murderer Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel). Only rather than in gritty reality, Leslie lives in a pseudo-real-pseudo-movie-world where Jason Voorhees and Freddy are actual people. We catch up with Leslie as he plans his comeback, having been vanquished long ago, which will occur in a spooky farmhouse full of co-eds and jocks, with macabre methods of impaling and otherwise dispatching his victims being planned.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Review


Terrible
Alice (Lisa Wilcox) survived Nightmare 4, only to find herself knocked up by Freddy in installment #5 -- as he tries to become born for real into the world. Huh? It doesn't make a lick of sense, and gets all the worse when Freddy's mother appears to put a stop to his shenanigans. That said, there's a force-feeding fatality that is so absurd it's worth a peek. Probably the worst of the Nightmare on Elm Street flicks.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Review


Grim
A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more notably Freddy Kruger, has a special place in the hearts of many Americans in their late 20s and early 30s. When the movie was released in 1984, these now older viewers were in elementary and middle school. The dark was a formidable threat, and a villain like Kruger was a concern that tapped at the corners of the mind.

Viewed through older eyes, Nightmare isn't remotely scary. I can see the nostalgic value of Freddy Kruger (played by Robert Englund, who has a built career on this role) the same way that I sometimes hum Debbie Gibson songs to myself. But as a first-time viewer, I found my attention caught by the lousy acting, hideously dated wardrobe, and actress Ronee Blakley's apparent bronzer addiction. She makes Jessica Simpson in The Dukes of Hazzard look like an albino.

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The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Review


Terrible
Dwight Little (best known as the director of Halloween 4) remakes The Phantom of the Opera as a modern horror flick, failing rather miserably in the process.

Here we find our heroine Christine (old horror regular Jill Schoelen) playing a modern opera singer who's mysteriously whisked back in time to Victorian London, where the usual Phantom goings-on ensue. Grisly murders ensue, all courtesy of the disfigured man in the basement (Robert Englund, natch), with one specific twist: He doesn't just wear a pretty mask, he uses his victim's skin to make new faces.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Review


Good
In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street revived the teen horror genre, later spawning six sequels about Freddy, the burn victim/child killer who kills you when you fall asleep. Who knew that the sheep were homages to Buñuel? Or that this was Johnny Depp's first movie? The DVD has a commentary track with Craven and the then-idolized Langenkamp, among others, to clear this all up for you.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Review


Terrible
Alice (Lisa Wilcox) survived Nightmare 4, only to find herself knocked up by Freddy in installment #5 -- as he tries to become born for real into the world. Huh? It doesn't make a lick of sense, and gets all the worse when Freddy's mother appears to put a stop to his shenanigans. That said, there's a force-feeding fatality that is so absurd it's worth a peek. Probably the worst of the Nightmare on Elm Street flicks.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Review


Grim
Renny Harlin's big break came with this film, an otherwise forgettable entry into the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Freddy was killed and buried on consecrated ground in #3, but he's resurrected to terrorize teens once again -- notably Kristin (with Tuesday Knight taking over for episode 3's Patricia Arquette), who can pull her friends into her dreams at will. Not much to see here except for the occasional '80s big hairdo and some decent gore shots. The dream girl inside one kid's waterbed is near classic. (Sez Freddy: "How's this for a wet dream?")

Strangeland Review


Terrible
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider makes a movie -- a must-see, right?

Wrong-o! Story: Crazy piercing/tattoo/Internet fetishist (Snider, playing the Marilyn Manson role) kidnaps kids and pierces/tattoos/tortures them. Fetishist is caught and "rehabilitated". Fetishist is lynched. Repeat.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge Review


Grim
A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy returns five years after the original movie's setting, with none of the same cast (save Robert Englund) and little of its charm. This time out, Freddy attempts to possess a student named Jesse (Mark Patton, at 21 years old, makes for a bit of an overgrown teenager), so he can do his dirty work in the real world. Freddy's Revenge unfortunately is mostly relegated to the audience who has to sit through this rather disastrous sequel. Kim Myers is an engaging heroine, but otherwise this is little more than a repeat of the original (it even takes place in the same house), just with less originality.
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