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Delious Kennedy, Diane Warren, Robert Englund, Mena Suvari, Lucas Till , Ron Truppa - Catalina Film Festival Saturday September 26 2015 at Avalon Theater - Avalon, California, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015

Delious Kennedy, Diane Warren, Robert Englund, Mena Suvari, Lucas Till and Ron Truppa
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Robert Englund
Ron Truppa and Robert Englund
Ron Truppa, Robert Englund and Delious Kennedy

Diane Warren , Robert Englund - Catalina Film Festival Saturday Night Gala held at Avalon Theater - Arrivals at Avalon Theater - Avalon, California, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015

Diane Warren and Robert Englund
Diane Warren and Robert Englund

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
Robert Englund

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

Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp
Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Robert Englund

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

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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


Good
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


Bad
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


Weak
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


Bad
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


Very 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


Bad
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


Weak
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?")

Wes Craven's New Nightmare Review


Weak
In this unofficial seventh entry into the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Wes Craven takes us into one of the most bizarro horror setups ever put to film, as he reveals, yeah, those other six films were all just movies, but now it's for real. He's not kidding: Craven plays himself, as does Robert Englund... and Craven reveals that Freddy is some sort of half-spiritual evil (thus inspiring his screenplays), and now his intended victim is Heather Langenkamp (also playing herself), the star of the original Nightmare film. She's now a mom, and her creepy son has something to do with all of this, with a less-burned-up Freddy stalking the starlet from reality into some proto-sleepwalking-fantasy world. By the end, she's discovered the very script she's living, and, well, if any of this ends up making sense to you then you're a better man than I.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Review


Terrible
The only Nightmare on Elm Street movie to begin with a Friedrich Nietzsche quote and give us Freddy riding a broomstick, aping The Wizard of Oz -- all in the first 10 minutes -- not to mention appearances from a young Breckin Meyer to Yaphet Kotto. Cameos are legion: From a returning Johnny Depp (credited as Oprah Noodlemantra) to then-hot Tom Arnold and Roseanne. Too bad it's all for naught. Longtime Nightmare collaborator Rachel Talalay (a production manager on the first installment and later a screenwriter) got behind the camera on this outing, turning in the absolute worst entry of the series. (Freddy as video game character murderer? Pass.)
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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Movie Review

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Movie Review

Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) is a young plumber with a temper problem. He's had it...

Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Movie Review

Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Movie Review

The mockumentary genre seems limitless these days. Why not give it a run at the...

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