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Retro Trailer: "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Trailer (1984 - you know, the good one?)

As BGH re-visits the horror podcast classics, I'm continuing the theme with my first horror obsession - Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street". You know the story - the kids of Elm Street are being visited in their dreams by scarred man in a fedora, a green & red striped sweater and a gloved hand with razor fingers. The movie continually blurs the line between reality & dream as the teens are picked off one by one - because if you die in your dream.... you die for real.

Episode 118 - "A Nightmare on Elm St. (2010)"

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Horror Headlines: Wednesday December 9th, 2009

In worrisome news, the upcoming "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake is heading back under the lens for re-shoots after recent test screenings. So far it looks like it will only affect a small diner scene that doesn't involve Freddy, but re-shoots are never a good sign.

The fourth installment for the "Resident Evil" franchise, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" has been pushed back to January 2011. If you're curious for behind the scenes action on this 3D sequel, be sure to follow Milla Jovovich on Twitter as she tweets her way through the shooting of the film.

Good news for you "Dexter" fans; thanks in large part to John Lithgow, the fourth season of the show continues to set records for Showtime. This past Sunday's episode pulled in over 2.1 million viewers. You can pretty much count on our favorite little sociopath coming back next season.

From the laugh out loud news desk, Brittany Murphy has been fired from the upcoming thriller "The Caller", mere days into shooting. She's now officially been replaced by "Twilight" vixen Rachelle LeFevre.

We can finally put to rest one worry about the upcoming "Wolfman", asthe MPAA has officially given the movie an R rating for bloody horror, violence and gore!

In Real People News: 

A Maryland woman kidnaps a pregnant homeless woman and proceeds to try and cut her unborn daughter out of her abdomen. Mother and baby are both expected to make full recoveries.

New Zealand motorists found themselves in a bizarre traffic jam when the tailgate of a truck opens spilling its cargo of blood, fat and discarded animal pieces across the highway. Unfortunately, hopes that it was just a spill from a Weta Workshop truck were completely crushed.

Archeologists find evidence of mass cannibalism at a 7,000 year old site in south west Germany, justifying my refusal to eat liverwurst.

Horror Headlines: Thursday April 16th, 2009

One of the stars of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", Thomas Dekker has signed on to co-star in Platinum Dunes' "A Nightmare on Elm St." remake. A self described horror fan, Dekker will share on screen time with the other male lead, Kyle Gallner from "The Haunting in Connecticut".

New UK quad for Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell", revamped with lots of shiny new pull-quotes. Not sure I feel good about the biggest one being "Ain't It Cool News" (does anyone really read that site?), but it seems that the buzz is starting out good nonetheless. The film hits theaters May 29th.

New pic from "H2", showing Myers stabbing the crap out of someone in what appears to be a hospital. Zombie has said that only a brief portion of the film will take place in the hospital, and that it will not be a direct remake of 1981's "Halloween II".

I know we shouldn't encourage the guys over at Asylum, known for their terrible, awful little movies with blatantly ripped-off titles, but I just can't help it. Here's the teaser trailer for "The Terminators", which hits DVD April 28th.

"Wrong Turn 3" director Declan O'brien to remake "Little Shop of Horrors", with help from "Bourne" producer. Nope, not making that up. He also says he'll be "taking it in a different direction". Not sure what that means, but feel free to speculate wildly in the comments.

Patrick Tatopoulos to direct adaptation of the forthcoming comic book "I, Frankenstein". The story shows old school monsters who have evolved and are living in a modern film-noir setting.

In Real People News: 

Remember when your mom told you if you swallowed watermelon seeds they would grow in your stomach? Ya, that wasn't cool, but that's not the point of this story. A man in Russia had surgery recently to investigate his excruciating chest pain, Doctors find a Fir tree growing in his lungs. Source is complete with pictures!

Two Dominos employees are facing criminal charges after filming themselves messing with a customer's food and putting it on Youtube. A manager claims it was "just a prank" and "the food was never sent out". Mmm hmmm...

Want to feel old? The Columbine shootings happened 10 years ago today. The article at the link is a great read, claiming that most of what we've been told about the duo in the last decade is actually false.

On this day in history: 

1943: Chemist Albert Hofmann inadvertently experiences the world's first acid trip when a tiny quantity of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeps through the skin of his finger. After leaving work early, he went home and settled into "a not unpleasant intoxicated condition." Then he had solid two hours of visual hallucinations

Horror Headlines: Thursday April 9th, 2009

And here it is folks, despite all his blustering about shooting for an "R Rating", word has spread today that "Terminator Salvation" will be PG-13. Keep in mind that the source of this is an affiliated Pizza Hut site that's doing cross promotion, so I suppose it's possible they got it wrong. But it looks pretty official to me. I would expect some type of PR announcement soon considering all the coverage this story is getting.

Today's awesome indie title: "Destined to be Ingested". Do I care what it's about? Not really, but I'm guessing cannibals.

Jennifer Lynch talks about "Hisss", her "love story-action-comedy-musical-creature feature", which also happens to star a Bollywood actress in some sort of hot human/serpent hybrid costume. This is David Lynch's daughter after all, did you expect it to make sense?

Win a walk-on role on "The Crazies" remake through an auction. Just remember, if it turns out like "Friday the 13th", you're there for eternity, people!

Kyle Gallner, from "The Haunting in Connecticut" is now officially cast in the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake. He will be playing "Quentin", who also happens to be a podcaster. He was really solid in "HIC", so I would say that BGH is officially on board with this news.

In Real People News: 

I thought we had figured this out after the whole "Obama fingers" fiasco in New York a few months back... It's not a good idea to put our president's visage on any product, because there's probably some tangential way to turn it into a racist thing, and you don't want that kind of trouble. Considering this, it's hard to believe someone thought Chia Obama was a good idea, but as we learn on this site every day, the depths of stupidity know no bounds.

Contrary to advice being given out by some imam's in the Arab world, Epilepsy is not caused by Genies, and frankly they don't appreciate the slander.

On this day in history: 

1241: Mongols collect nine bags of ears after a battle with Henry, Duke of Poland, at Liegnitz. A feigned retreat separated the 500 Teutonic Knights from their infantry, and the Mongols slaughtered the entire infantry.

Producers: Remakes are Easy Money

We all know that the reason why our cinemas have been jammed with remakes for the last decade is money, but that doesn't change the fact that hearing it straight from the Producer's mouths makes the vein in my forehead explode. A recent article over at Yahoo Movies cuts straight to the chance, and confirms your worst fears:

Horror Headlines: Monday April 6th, 2009

Fresh off the news of Freddy being cast in the "Nightmare on Elm St." remake, comes news that Kyle Gallner is now in talks to sign on as "Quentin the podcaster". Gallner recently gave an impressive turn in "The Haunting in Connecticut", a film where I would honestly say he outshined Virginia Madsen, an Oscar nominee. So, this casting news is good to me.

"Fanboys" director Kyle Newman to step in to direct "War Monkeys", after the original director Kevin Munroe had to bow out due to "scheduling conflicts". "War Monkeys" is about two janitors who get stuck in a government research facility over Christmas holiday who have accidentally released war-trained Rhesus monkeys. Wackiness and (presumably) carnage ensues.

Bill Zane as a crazy bald magician? Sure thing. While I'm on the subject, whatever happened to his sister? Remember "Freddy's Dead"? I wonder where she's at these days.

Apparently when Harold Raimis says that the entire original cast will return for "Ghostbusters 3", that includes Rick Moranis. That of course means they can only start shooting once his latest direct to video sequel for "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" wraps up... but I think he'll make the time.

The writer of the "IT" remake speaks, and claims the picture is being written for a "Hard R". Sounds pretty awesome to me, although I'm not sure my brain is prepared for R-Rated scary clown action.

In Real People News: 

I'm not going to say that I have NO sympathy for someone who dies from getting silicone injected into their thighs and butt from an UNLICENSED FRIEND... but... no, I am saying that actually. That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Consider Darwin pleased.

Thank God police are doing really important stuff to keep us safe, like breaking up massively organized pillow fights. What would we ever do without them?

Google street-view car attacked! How much do you want to bet that these people "disappeared" soon after attacking the car... you don't mess with Mother Google, people, you just don't.

On this day in history: 

1990: Police trace a series of obscene phone calls to the president's private White House telephone. The caller turns out to be the president of American University in Washington, Richard E. Berendzen, who was apparently hung up over some personal ad. He is later forced to resign his position but is never charged with any crime.

How Jackie Earle Haley Became Freddy

By now you've no doubt read the news, that Jackie Earle Haley, former child star and current resurging actor, will be the new Freddy Krueger in Platinum Dunes "A Nightmare on Elm St".

Horror Headlines: Friday March 27th, 2009

Just sitting in an airport here, waiting for my flight to Indianapolis for Horror Hound Weekend. For updates on all the debauchery, you can always follow us on Twitter. If of course you don't give a crap about how much fun we're having, your regularly scheduled programming will resume on Monday. And don't forget, Lionsgate's "The Haunting in Connecticut" gets released across the country today.

Eric Heisserer has been brought on to rewrite the script for the "Thing" prequel that's currently in production. If his name sounds familiar, it's because he was also hired recently to rewrite the script for the "A Nightmare on Elm St." remake. Guess this guy's carving himself out quite a little niche for himself. No specific word was given as to what was wrong with the first draft.

Weird Al Yankovic has a cameo in Rob Zombie's "H2". I would usually make a snarky joke here, but my mother taught me if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. They call that growth, people.

Mark Millar of "Wanted" (the comic book) fame, has a project in the works called "American Jesus", about a modern day Jesus taking on Satan. Sounds pretty sweet to me. Rest assured that I'll have Pete (our very own comic book guy) do some more investigating.

Trailer for the Finnish horror film "Skeleton Crew". See, I told you yesterday that the next wave of horror was to be Scandinavian flavored. Maybe next time you'll believe me.

In Real People News: 

You know how sometimes in movies, someone will jump from a building and someone else will try and catch them? Ya, in real life the one who does the catching usually dies.

Remember that crazy psychic chick from the 90's, Miss Cleo? Apparently she lives pretty close to me, and is now a lesbian. Go figure.

Pirates seem to be coming back in a big way recently. Have you noticed that? It's definitely strange. Anyways, here's a story about how they killed a guy. No punchline... I just think pirates are weird.

On this day in history: 

30: Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death.

"Nightmare on Elm St." Script Review (Video)

Latino review just posted this pretty intricate video review of the working script for Platinum Dunes "Nightmare on Elm St.". It's not exactly spoiler heavy, but it does outline the characters, Freddy's back story, and the main impetus of the plot. There was a revalation in the last 1:00 or so that I'm not totally jazzed about knowing early, so consider yourself warned.

The script sounds pretty interesting, except for all of the vomit inducing pop culture references they seem to have crammed in. Example, we first meet the main "teens" while they're playing Guitar Hero. Yikes.

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