Synopsis: When Former LAPD Office, Brett Irlam takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he begins to delve deep into the building’s sinister history, and investigate it’s shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers a malevolent force nestled deep in the bowels of the building in basement that will do anything to be set free into our world.
Freddy’s back! Well no, he’s not really back. However the man who immortalized him, Robert Englund certainly is in this new film from director Patricio Valladares. Nightworld also stars Jason London, Gianni Capaldi, Lorina Kamburova, Diana Lyubenova, Atanas Srebrev, Nikolay Valentinov Lukanov, Yuri Angelov, Julieta Koleva, Stefan Shterev, and Todor Dotsev. From a story and script by Loris Curci and a screenplay by Barry Keating and Milan Konjevic, Nightworld is looking at worldwide release this June. Until then here’s a poster and trailer for your viewing enjoyment.
What can I say about the death of Wes Craven that hasn’t been said already? That he was a master of horror; which he was. That he created a character in Freddy Krueger that is as iconic and memorable as Frankenstein’s monster or Count Dracula; which he did. Was all of his movies absolute perfection in every way? No. Bad or good, though, the one thing they could never be called is boring. From Krug in The Last House on the Left to Ghostface in the Scream series of films Craven gave us characters that will not be forgotten and for that reason we will not forget him.
As tribute to Wes Craven I present to you the trailers from his many genre films. If I couldn’t find the trailer then I present to you the film in its entirety; if I couldn’t find either then I humbly apologize. Here, in chronological order, is a Friday Night at the Trailer Park tribute to the films of Wes Craven.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)
STRANGER IN OUR HOUSE (TV MOVIE-1978-CLIP)
DEADLY BLESSING (1981)
SWAMP THING (1982)
INVITATION TO HELL (1984-FULL)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (1984)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
CHILLER (TV MOVIE-1985-CLIP)
DEADLY FRIEND (1986)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988)
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991)
WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)
VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (1995)
SCREAM 2 (1997)
SCREAM 3 (2000)
RED EYE (2005)
MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010)
SCREAM 4 (2011)
I couldn’t find a trailer or clip for the TV movie Night Visions (1990). For that, I apologize.
Rest in peace, Wes Craven; take comfort in knowing that we will not forget you.
Short and sweet: I’ve been thinking about changing the look of my blog. It’s been the same for about 2 years now and I’m getting itchy about changing it. That is where you come in. Should I change the theme entirely? Should I keep the same theme and make a few cosmetic changes? Should I leave it just the way it is?
I’ll run this for one week. Give me your input, please. Peace out…I mean-take care…and stay scared.
Pop Quiz, boys and girls; what do you get when you take an episode of Masters of Horror, directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and starring Jonathan Tucker(The Ruins) and Jessica Lowndes (Autopsy, The Haunting of Molly Hartley) as star-crossed lovers, and finally you throw in Mr. Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, as an eyeliner wearing, slick talking MC and toss it all into a post-apocalyptic tale written by Richard Christian Matheson, based on a story by Richard Matheson where youth run wild, blood is valued and the dead dance for our entertainment?
Answer: You get a steaming pile of nothing.
The first two episodes of Masters of Horror, flawed though they were, showed flashes of promise and kept things interesting enough to return for episode three, Dance of the Dead. This is where the series took a big step backward; and if this was only the third episode then that is not a good thing.
I don’t know what the hell has happened to Tobe Hooper over the years; but if he keeps directing crap like this then he’s going to lose the Master of Horror title he’s hanging on to so loosely. Jonathan Tucker and Jessica Lowndes have no chemistry in their roles. As for Robert Englund, I barely recognized him in the role of the MC. It wasn’t until he spoke that I knew who I was watching. Basically, Englund is playing Freddy Krueger; only without the razor fingers, the burnt face, the hat or the sweater. Take all that away and he’s pretty much playing a giant dick.
I know that I have a few friends out there who are big on post-apocalyptic cinema and the like. I admit that although I like the genre, my knowledge of it is not that extensive. However it would seem to me that one of the main ideas or points would be to have a whole lot of something happening in a world that’s become a whole lot of nothing. Dance of the Dead takes that old Billy Preston song too seriously; ‘nothing from nothing leaves nothing’.