Robert Englund

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    The Franchise Files – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

    I had always been a big fan of New Nightmare, the seventh installment of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The fact that it revamped Freddy to be dark, ominous, and scary again was a big selling point to the movie for me. However, after experiencing some of the previous entries to...
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    The Franchise Files – A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

    The original A Nightmare on Elm Street film opened up a world of promise for the horror genre as well as a world of confusion for later sequels in the franchise. Part of what made the first film so great – the bending of reality, the cartoonish, gory dream sequences –...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

    What. A. Comeback. I’ve already discussed my utter contempt for the second film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. While it’s not totally surprising that the film was a trainwreck given the rushed production and lack of participation by Wes Craven, what is surprising is that the franchise was able to come...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

    Freddy’s Revenge is an absolute disaster from start to finish. Let’s just get that out there. Though in recent years there have been many who have begun to defend the film, I cannot agree with their reasonings. To me, it feels more like the Freddy’s Revenge Apologists are simply trying to...
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    The Franchise Files – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

      Sleep. It’s where many people find solace and comfort at the end of their days. It is both necessary for a healthy life and unavoidable. What ailment can it not alleviate? A broken heart. Sickness. Disputes and arguments. It is one of the most important ingredients for a...
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    The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

    The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003) After years of waiting, the ultimate battle finally hit the silver screen in 2003. Freddy vs. Jason, a hellish concept that was cooked up as far back as the 1980’s finally came to fruition. Interestingly enough, the culmination of these two...
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