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damn those high-society film critics, anyway

Does everyone entertain such misconceptions about film critics as Jamie Dexter at TheLeafChronicle.com? His defense of the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is headlined: Don’t heed the high-paid critics, ‘Nightmare’ is terrifyingly good And then it goes on: If it’s a remake or a horror film, critics are going to hate it. And … more…

how not to be gracious

So, the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street earned just under $33 million over its debut weekend. Since it cost only $35 million to make, it’s unlikely that anyone involved is sweating the most crappy reviews the film has garnered: it’s currently 15 percent Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (I haven’t seen the film — … more…

trailer break: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I guess we’re supposed to feel sorry for this new Freddy Krueger? Interesting… Compare to the trailer for the original film: that one looks much scarier than this new one does. A Nightmare on Elm Street opens in the U.S. and Canada on April 30, and in … more…

retro trailer: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Take a look back at an old trailer… “Fantasy terror.” That’s an interesting way to phrase it. These days, we just call these “horror” stories, and we tend to forget the fantasical elements that remove them from the realm of reality in which a movie like, say, The Silence of the Lambs exists. Or maybe … more…