When the original Scream was released back in 1996 I was at the impressionable age of 8 (or 8 and 3 quarters if we are going based on how I would have said it then); definitely not the correct time to be showing a young girl horror films. Let’s just say that I was scared out of my mind, even considering that I watched it during the day. Yet somewhere within the terror the spark was lit within, starting my love of the genre. So when I heard that a fourth film was being released in the series almost 15 years following the original I was a little nervous about whether or not it would live up to how great I remembered the original trilogy considering the special place in my heart they reside in (ok, and ridiculously excited considering the pitch of the girly scream I emitted). Luckily enough for me Scream 4 doesn’t disappoint. [Read more...]
The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t particularly scary or tense, definitely not original, and almost completely absent of character depth and plot; but it looks pretty good, doesn’t dilly dally , and gets a fun (outside a couple of eye rolling one liners) turn by Jackie Earl Haley as Krueger.
The film opens with a dozing high school student, Dean, in a diner and he begins seeing Freddy Krueger in his dreams and has apparently been avoiding him by staying awake for three days. When his girlfriend Kris shows up he dozes off again and ends up on the wrong side of Freddy’s madness. Soon Kris and a couple other of loosely connected friends begin dreaming of Freddy as well and they must rush to get to the bottom of these dreams before they fall asleep and become the next victim in Freddy’s games.