1, 2, Freddy's coming for you! The reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street hits theaters April. You can start getting ready now with the hosts of Now Playing as we revisit and review all the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Listen now, and whatever you do...don't fall asleep!
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Nine, Ten, Freddy's back in theaters again--and Now Playing is back also with the ultimate review in our Nightmare on Elm Street retrospective series as we review the brand new Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Gone are Robert Englund and Wes Craven, replaced by Jackie Earl Haley and Samuel Bayer, bringing a new, darker Freddy to a new generation of horror lovers. Join Stuart, Arnie, and Brock as they review this film, giving a review from the point of view of a horror fan, a Freddy fan, and a newbie to horror films. We compare the new Nightmare on Elm Street to the original, and wrap up our entire Nightmare on Elm Street reflecting on the series as a whole, Freddy's place in the pantheon of horror icons, and comparing how the new Nightmare reboot compares to other recent horror reboots. Does Jackie Earl Haley give audiences the dangerous, evil Freddy they'd always dreamed of? Listen to find out!
Freddy vs. Jason
Having already fallen for the strong silent type during last year's Friday The 13th retrospective, Now Playing switches teams for the guy with a good sense of humor in this totally new review of Freddy vs Jason. Is this crossover cage match a fitting farewell to Robert England's Krueger, or are fans of the Nightmare on Elm Street series the real losers in this showdown of the slasher movie icons? Listen in and find out!
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
A decade after A Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy was living the dream - he had the souls, the stardom, the house and kids, and most importantly the reputation as one of cinema's most celebrated killers. But what Kruegar really wants to do is direct! So now The Evil Formerly Known As Freddy (TEFKAF) steps out of the movies to meet his makers. Is Craven's post-modern reinvention an inspired new direction for the series, or a trail of breadcrumbs leading nowhere? Listen and find out!
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
After audiences threw the baby out with the bad slaughter in their mass rejection of Dream Child, New Line knew the days of turning Freddy into Benjamins was drawing short. The sixth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series pulls out all the stops - 3-D special effects, star cameos, and a fully revealed origin story...but is the Final Nightmare a fitting finale or a flaccid funeral? Listen to find out!
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Reigning Dream Master Alice knocked out Kruger the last time, only to find herself knocked up with an unborn son whose prenatal naps mean preternatural nightmares for the teenage baby mama and her graduating Springwood friends. Does this latest chapter deliver a Super Freddy movie or become an unworthy heir to the ongoing Nightmare On Elm Street series? Listen to find out!
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
In 1987 Freddy was the Box Office Master by scaring up more money than he ever had before, and so in 1988, rushed into production despite such obstacles as a writers strike, Freddy was back again to face a new crop of Springwood teens. Freddy had a new funny, action-oriented feel, and it became Freddys top-grossing solo film, but does box office reflect quality? Listen to find out!
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I gave 4 stars bc I think the hosts are well spoken and I love the topics. But after listening to nightmare, Friday 13 I have to ask. Do y’all actually like horror? It seems like y’all just rip on every movie. Nothing positive
Love this crew!
I’ve been listening since the beginning, and aside from Marjorie’s ABSURD take on the “Scream” franchise, I love all these guys! I listen to every episode as soon as they’re uploaded! I’m going back and listening to their “Nightmare on Elm Street” retrospective again (I often go back and listen to the old Jason, Freddy, and Halloween episodes), and it’s amazing how consistent their formula has been, but how much their quality has grown. Fantastic podcast if you love movies as much as they do, and maybe the best part, NO ads! Absolutely no commercials! That’s important to me. So if you enjoy them as much as I do, donate to them if you can! So in ending, again, great show, and a much download! 🤙👍
The entire series is just three people trying to sound smart about a movie series of which they have little to no knowledge. All three gentleman drone on in long-winded rants about nonsense, while desperately trying to give the illusion like they’re seasoned “film critics” or some such ridiculousness. This is NOT a podcast for fans of the horror genre, or The Nightmare in Elm Street series.