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Now let us take a look at the third Elm Street Film.  The Dream Warriors is easily one of the best of the series and one of the best loved.  Dream Warriors deftly handles horror, fantasy, action and comedy in one solid package.  Not entirely surprising, the cooks include Wes Craven, Frank Darabont  (writer of Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile) and Chuck Russell (who also directed, he is primarily known for directing the… Read More

Okay, from here on out, spoilers fly with no regards as to whether you have seen the movies or not.  These will mostly be…well, not so much reviews, as observations.  And probably more than a bit snarky. So, Nightmare On Elm Street was a huge hit.  Not all that surprisingly, New Line rushed out a sequel.  A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2:Freddy’s Revenge.  Revenge on who?  Don’t really know.  It is… Read More

In 1972, college professor turned aspiring film maker Wes Craven produced the low budget horror film Last House on the Left to some small success, in 1977, he got more horror cred with the survival flick the Hills Have Eyes.  After that it was a string of mostly forgettable TV movies and the like.  But in 1983 or so, Craven hit paydirt. He met with Bob Shaye of the indie studio New… Read More