Are you psyched? Because I’ve got half a chub over this new Nightmare on Elm St. withJackie Earle Haley. Obviously Scott Mendelson from the Huffington post doesn’t have the same south of the border sensation and hasn’t seen the Friday the 13th remake. Because if that is any indication Michael Bay/Samuel Bayer’s re-imagining of ANOES then there will probably be cherry-picked elements from a few of the past Nightmares involved in this film (Brecken Meyer Power Glove not included). Somewhat indicated in the trailer, I’m guessing a little lady is going to be painting the walls and ceiling arterial red on Elm St. It’s too bad they don’t make as many waterbeds as they used to in the 80’s.
I will say the underbite speech impediment is a bit odd as well as the trailer not hinting at any of Krueger’s Pun-ishingly dark ribs at his victims. This could be a dark, straight-faced Nightmare. For this fan’s sake…hopefully not all serious.
What do YOU think?
Thanks to @Kingmob6 for reminding me to post this!
Wild Eye Releasing is pleased to announce the release of the first TEASER POSTER art for the upcoming video art gallery experience Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED in anticipation of the project’s official DVD release in winter 2009.
Organizer/Curator of the project, Mike Schneider, designed the poster as a small glimpse into the dozens of styles on display in the project, which features over 100 artists from around the world. Working from the same source, George Romeros’ original Night of the Living Dead, each artist has taken scenes and ‘reanimated’ them through processes ranging from CGI to puppetry and oil paintings to tattoos. This creates a new viewing experience of a timeless classic.
The teaser poster will be available this weekend at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in NYC at the Wild Eye table.
To hear Adam Fogelson, Universal’s head of marketing and distribution, tell it, the main idea behind the poster was to distance “Drag Me to Hell” from the grisly torture porn films that have largely dominated the horror genre in recent years. “We wanted to communicate the concept in a way that was exciting and scary, but also fun. There have been a lot of print images lately for woman-in-jeopardy films that just felt too gross and unpleasant.” He searched for the right word: “Icky. Torture porn-like. We wanted to stay away from that as much as possible.”
Well i was in Las Vegas we were searching for a place to get away from the noise, So we ducked into this bar and to the left hand side they had the House of the Dead Gauntlet. In other words every House of the Dead Game in order with some very great Signs. (thats about 6 foot tall and some of the heads stick out 2 feet)
I failed to mention it on Splattercast #115, but I’ve always loved the poster art from the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. The posters from ANOES are easily my favorite movie posters ever. A bit about the artist, via Posterwire.com…
The Nightmare on Elm Street movie poster features Freddy’s bladed glove fingers hovering over the bed of star Heather Langenkamp. The crisp and striking style of the illustration is reminiscent of legendary movie poster artist Bob Peak. This should come as no surprise since the Elm Street one-sheet was illustrated by his son, Matthew Joesph Peak. While the stylized skull face illustration bears little resemblance to Freddy Krueger himself, it is nonetheless creepy. Artist Matthew Peak went on to illustrate other posters in the Elm Street film series.
Here’s a small gallery of all of the posters, including Peak’s alternate version of the Freddy’s Dead poster.
An overlooked gem of a film. This was Daniel Haller’s first directorial gig after making his bones as one of horror’s greatest art director’s for many of Roger Corman’s best films, not the least of which included Corman’s Poe adaptations. Die, Monster, Die! is based on Lovecraft’s story “The Color out of Space” and stars the great Boris Karloff. Before disappearing into the anonymity of directing television, Haller made one other notable feature film, 1970’s The Dunwich Horror, again adapting Lovecraft but failing miserably this time around.