POSTER AND TRAILER FOR NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET FAN FILM PREQUEL: SON OF A HUNDRED MANIACS

After the atrocious NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE, I would shudder at even the slightest thought of anyone else touching the franchise. All that was left, aside from yet another sequel or remake, would be a film about the very beginning (touched slightly upon in the remake and spoken of throughout the original series). Folk often forget that Freddy Krueger was, as a child molester and murderer, just as horrifying before his death at the hands of the angry parents of Springwood as he was after.

Now, independent filmmaker Andrew Daniels has created a fan film that serves as a sequel to the franchise titled SON OF A HUNDRED MANIACS that goes into deeper into Freddy as the child defiling Springwood Slasher.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER AND POSTER FOR THE FILM

FREDDY KRUEGER, JASON VOORHEES TOASTERS COMING SOON

For those of you interested in seeing something other than the face of Jesus on your toast, Warner Bros. and Dynamic Forces are collaborating to create a series of toasters that will brand images from WB properties onto your toasty white or wheat. Friday the 13thGremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, The Goonies, and A Nightmare on Elm Street are just some of the property designs that will be available. Why? Who knows, but it’s weird and it’s horror, so I’m passing this oddity on to you.

BleedingCool.com received a press release today that may give us some idea as to what this insanity is all about:

These collector toasters will imprint iconic images from your favorite Warner Bros. films and television series onto slices of bread to make a fun impression on your breakfast, lunch or midnight snack! The extra-wide slots allow you to not only toast bread, but also bagels and more. UL tested and approved, it includes illuminated function buttons for cancel, reheat and frozen. The toaster design is a beautiful glossy black finish featuring the logo from the film or television series, and is a compliment to any counter top.

Hmmmmm, what’s really sad is that I might be interested in getting a Friday the 13th toaster if they aren’t too terribly pricey. We can look forward to toaster horror in September.

NEW ‘NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET’ REMAKE TRAILER HITTING THE WEB

Source: SHOCK TILL YOU DROP

For those of you who can’t get enough tasty tidbits about the upcoming NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake, a new trailer will be hitting Myspace (why?  Is myspace somehow still relevant?) at 12am Pacific this Thursday, February 25th.  As soon as I get my grubby hands on it, I’ll be posting it here!  Keep it tuned boils ‘n ghouls!

‘NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET’ REMAKE TRAILER

An official trailer for the upcoming NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake has hit the web.  You can check it out below (thanks to SHOCK TILL YOU DROP).  Producer Brad Fuller has already made a statement to respond to the already overwhelming fan input on the Trailer and the new Freddy Krueger look and voice:

“…We are continuing to refine Freddy’s look. Many people commented about the CGI on his face – and I don’t want to give everything away but I will say this – Freddy’s face is 98% practical make-up. Moreover, as you now know we went hardcore on what a burn victim really looks like.”

Jackie spent so much time on the voice, researching what people who’ve had their vocal cords burned sound like. He is still working on it and I suspect that we will be refining it, until the last moment.”

JACKIE EARLE HALEY TALKS ON VIDEO ABOUT FREDDY KREUGER

Shock Till You Drop got video at SDCC of JACKIE EARLE HALEY talking about his role as FREDDY KREUGER in the upcoming NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake.  Check it out!

ROBERT ENGLUND: AUTHOR, MEMOIRIST, ‘MAN OF YOUR DREAMS’

According to Shock Till You Drop, Robert Englund has a Memoir coming out from Pocket Books this October entitled: HOLLYWOOD MONSTER: A WALK DOWN ELM STREET WITH THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS.

Quite a hefty title, and, of course, bibliophile that I am, I’ll be sure to let you boils ‘n ghouls out there know if it’s one for your horrific bookshelves.

NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – NEW POSTER & PIC

A poster and pic have surfaced for the new Nightmare on Elm Street remake at SDCC.  Of course, Freddy’s face is still obscured for the most part, but from what we here at Backwoods Horror can tell, so far, so good.  Though Englund isn’t the world’s biggest guy, Freddy’s shoes are some big ‘uns to fill.  Let’s hope ‘ol Jackie Earle Haley’s up to it!  Check it out:

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JACKIE EARLE HALEY IS FREDDY

From Bloody Disgusting, It’s Official Folks:

Back in February the boys over at Latino Review had broke the news first that Jackie Earle Haley (watch a clip of him from Watchmen beyond the break) was in fact locked down as your new Freddy Krueger. While at the time they were wrong in the fact that it was a done deal, this afternoon Bloody-Disgusting learned exclusively that Haley is now in final talks to pull over that grimy red and green sweater, strap on the infamous razor glove and tip his fedora as the brand-spanking-new Freddy Krueger! Expect an official announcement as early as next week. Shooting begins under the watch of Samuel Bayer at the end of the month in Chicago on A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line Cinema’s reboot of the infamous franchise created by Wes Craven that followed Krueger, a serial child killer murdered by angry parents, who returns with a burnt face and a razor glove to terrorize teens in their dreams. Don’t fall asleep on April 16, 2010.

If it couldn’t be Englund, I can definitely fucking respect this choice.  Now, let’s see if they fuck it up or not, because no matter how fucking awesome the actor is, if the story fucking blows, there’s no helping it.

NO ENGLUND IN ‘NIGHTMARE’ REMAKE?

Ok, first of all, let’s just say that this remake thing is, and has been, out of control.  It’s just money money money money moneeeeeey.  Sick of it.

Alrighty, now that’s out of the way, WHAT THE FUCK?  Robert Englund has said time and time again he’d reprise his role as Freddy if the script was good.  So what does this mean?  If he’s really turning it down and Brad Fuller isn’t just turning him away, that must mean the script is utter dog shit.  No big surprise.

More on this as it develops.

Billy Bob Thornton, Megan Fox, Bigfoot, & Other Horror News

I don’t really have a lot of time to make a post right now, so I’m going to post a little Horror News Roundup…yeehaw.

Ok, although it’s been in the horror news for a few days now, Fangoria just picked up the news that Billy Bob Thornton is rumoured to be the next Freddy Krueger.  Seems the rumour was started by the man himself, Robert Englund.  Englund was quoted as saying that Thornton would be “an excellent choice.”  You might remember Thornton in such fright flicks as Chopper Chicks In Zombie Town and he was a voiceless, redneck in a crowd of rednecks that later fell out of a truck in Hunter’s Blood (at least I THINK that was him).

In other news, Horror Movies.ca reports that the Megan Fox topless/nude scene we’ve all been watering at the mouth about has been cut from the upcoming Jennifer’s Body.  I would say that this pretty much takes the movie out of the running of flicks to watch, but the lesbian makeout scene she’s in is still in the movie, so now it’s a “maybe I’ll watch it, but maybe I’ll just wait for the UNRATED DVD to come out that has everything” movie.

Fox News, CNN, and others have been reporting that two ‘ol boys in Georgia have a Bigfoot body!  Normally I’d call bullshit on something like this, because even though I believe in the big, hairy guy, there are way too many hoaxes and whenever someone in the past has said they have a body, it’s been, well, bullshit.  However, they say they’ve sent DNA off to be tested and are going to hold a press conference for the world to see on Friday, August 15th.  They also said that they plan to hand the body over to science for further study.  This could be interesting, and if it proves out, HA! to all you assholes that said I was just a crazy fucker.

Looks like my favourite movie monster, the werewolf, may be coming back into vogue.  With the Wolfman Remake, another Underworld piece of shit, and the upcoming LOBO: “Lobo follows a man who receives a letter and some photos from his mother’s will, and decides to travel to the Amazon to find out his true roots. What he discovers is a clan of lycanthropes whom he eventually helps in their battle for survival.” (Dread Central) I’m worried that it’ll suck though.  Unfortunately, most horror movies, well, no, all werewolf movies made today suck total donkey dong.

Finally, a little eye candy.  Shock Till You Drop released the cover art for the release of Friday The 13th: The Series, which some of you may be interested in, even though the show was a complete piece of shit and didn’t have Jason in it.  Freddy’s Nightmares was much better.  Here ya go: