RIP Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Terrible news broke today as prolific horror director/writer Wes Craven has been announced dead after a battle with brain cancer. The famed director of such classic horror titles A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, and Scream passed away at the age of 76. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report Craven’s untimely death.

Unlike most horror junkies, I never grew up on the Elm Street series, but as a baby of the late 80s I was more familiar with the Scream franchise when they arrived on the scene. I knew of Freddy Krueger in image only and would later binge on all of the Elm Street series as an adult. Craven wrote and directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, which sparked many sequels due to Fredd’s terrifying mainstream appeal – iterations he hand no hand in other than the character himself. Wes only came back to the character for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and New Nightmare. Suffice it to say, Freddy would become Robert Englund’s most recognized role in the actor’s long career of character acting.

The Last House on the Left, Wes Craven’s first feature film, I only saw after having seen the remake; the same for The Hills Have Eyes, which is a phenomenal and disturbing remake in my opinion. And despite never having the pleasure of following his career from the beginning, his influence on the horror films I was brought up on is highly apparent.

Wes Craven’s last film was Scream 4, which set out to revitalize the series for the new generation. It didn’t wind up as celebrated as expected, but now we have an MTV series based on the property that has just been renewed for a second season. I won’t pretend to be a Wes Craven aficionado, there are many titles in his filmography I have yet to digest, but I hope to get to them some day.

When I look back at Wes Craven’s career, what I will miss most is his vision that continually pushed the genre to its limits, changing the fabric of horror storytelling for the better.

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Another iconic horror director, John Carpenter (The Thing; Halloween; They Live), conveyed his distress on the loss of his friend and colleague:

Other horror directors, such as James Wan (Saw; The Conjuring), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Mother’s Day), Tom Holland (1985’s Fright Night), Ti West (The Sacrament; House of the Devil), and Eli Roth (Hostel; The Green Inferno), posted their condolences on their own social media profiles too:

The stars from Wes Craven’s Scream movies also expressed their deepest sympathies:

If you want to catch up on some of Wes Craven’s film catalog, there are nine titles now available to stream currently on Netflix:

  • The Hills Have Eyes 2 (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Music of the Heart (1999)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • Cursed (2005)

You will be missed Wes Craven. You were an inspiration that will live on through the annals of horror history.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Friday Comic-Con 2015 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Let’s continue, shall we? When we last met, I shared with you all the incredible cosplayers from Preview Night and Thursday of Comic-Con 2015. We had to combine the day and a half excursion due to thinly spread costumed fans. Luckily, we didn’t have to search far on Friday to catch the many attendees dressed – or some undressed – to the nines in their favorite cosplay attire.

Disney Princesses, X-Men, DC villains, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Studio Ghibli, and The Legend of Korra fans flocked to the San Diego Convention Center to strut their stuff. And for those looking beyond the usual, there were plenty of characters that reach all fandoms. With the budding success of Mad Max: Fury Road, I was happy to see more cosplayers taking on characters from the incredible film – my review.

Day reflections:

  • The folks from Nerd Chat Cosplay rocked it again
  • There was a spot on Agent Coulson cosplayer
  • Despite being an abundance of Harley Quinns everywhere you look, they’re always so creative
  • I will never look at the Droogs from A Clockwork Orange the same again
  • Mixing bodypaint and fandom to promote your mobile app is pretty smart if used correctly, as seen below
  • It’s incredible how some people can make human versions of Pokémon cute
  • The Samus Aran I met was very well done
  • I’m shocked by the lack of Kill la Kill and Attack on Titan
  • Spider-Gwen was also a huge hit at WonderCon. They’re pretty absent at SDCC
  • It’s my Dick in a Box!

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Check out the Friday Comic-Con 2015 cosplay photo gallery below:

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Cosplay Credits (if I didn’t list you and you want credit for your cosplay let me know!):

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Comic-Con 2014: Complete Thursday Panel Schedule

Comic-Con 2014 Complete Thursday Panel Schedule

Not only has Comic-Con International released the schedule for Preview Night, but they have also unveiled the full panel schedule for Thursday, July 24; the official first day of San Diego Comic-Con. Everything kicks off with 24 in Ballroom 20 and DreamWorks Animation christens Hall H with their presentation of upcoming animated feature. Other big panels for the day includes The Giver, Paramount Pictures‘ presentation, Community, and much more! Check out the full schedule after the break. Continue reading

WonderCon 2014 Cosplay Photo Gallery

WonderCon 2014 Cosplay Photo Gallery

The valiant attendees of WonderCon 2014 arrived to Anaheim, CA in a spectacular display of cosplay this past Easter weekend. No genre or medium was left unturned as cosplayers from far and wide proved their fandom to the fullest. From Doctor Who to Adventure Time to Assassin’s Creed to Star Wars, WonderCon 2014 was a great weekend to be a cosplayer. Check out the full gallery of over 200 images after the break.  Continue reading

T-He: Hilariously Creepy Snickers Halloween Commercial

Yayyy Snickers! Holidays bring the best out in advertisers, but the best holiday I could think of to be creative would be Halloween. This great new creepy Snickers ad is absolutely eerie and amusing. The costume in this commercial reminds me of the horrible horror gem The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. Check out the ad spot after the break for a good time along with some great Burger King Halloween print ads from last year!

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Movie Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Movie Review A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010

There is a time and place for everything, but a remake of an honestly good horror film that isn’t too dated and conceptually still scary is pretty unnecessary. Now if they were to remake A Nightmare On Elm Street with the intent of being more creative and bring a unique vision that could have improved the original story making it more horrifying, than yes, I’m all for that. Alas, this did not happen and was brought a lackluster of a film lacking any imagination, depth or even a solid story. Continue reading

Neato: Drafthouse Movie Poster Art

Alamo Drafthouse commissioned movie posters here features posters such as Beetlejuice, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and John Carpenter’s Halloween. Unfortunately, the posters were very popular and sold out minutes after going on sale.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

A Nightmare On Elmstreet poster by Methane Studios. 19″x27″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by Methane Studios. Edition of 150.

Halloween Poster Alamo

Halloween poster by Methane Studios. 19″x27″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by Methane Studios. Edition of 150.

Beetlejuice Poster

Beetlejuice Poster by Drew Millward. 14″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Limited printing of 65.

A Nightmare on Elmstreet (2010) Teaser TRAILER!!

Watch this awesome new trailer for the remake of A Nightmare On Elmstreet. Yes…… it is produced by Michael Bay, which he is 2 for 3 (the missed one is Friday The 13th remake), the others were good remakes. But I think this will be pretty classy and stay true to the original.

Quick Notes 5


Here we go with some quick notes again. Quick Notes are articles and blips that I do not feel on typing out full news that could just be viewed in shorts because there is just not enough time in the day to possibly touch on everything in full. They are all just a bunch of random hooblah of sorts that fell into this little section of fun and goodness after the jump: Stories of Pirates 4, Transformers 3, TMNT, and more!

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The First Poster for ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Releases

The first poster for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has surfaced on IGN and looks pretty coooool. I can’t believe the movie doesn’t come out until April, but I think I can wait as long as they get it right.