Freddy Krueger’s Top 10 Kills – Part One

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Welcome to the first of a two part series, as VHS Revival ventures into the ethereal netherworld of Fred Krueger, one of horrors most iconic and enduring characters. Back in 1984, Old Pizza Face revitalised the slasher genre as a razor-fingered child killer with the unprecedented advantage of being able to inhabit ones dreams, offering fans of the macabre a potentially unlimited canvas of death and destruction in a sub-genre dry on ideas…

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VHS Reboots: A Nightmare on Elm Street

There are some productions, however, that are destined to fail; movies where artistry is so peripheral that those involved barely have a chance to make their mark. I’m talking about modern studio remakes, those films which serve no other purpose than to slash expenditure by saving on promotion and advertising. There’s nothing financially safer than a studio rehash, and as a consequence nothing lazier…

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976-Evil (1988)

After mainstream success as the fritter-faced Fred Krueger, Robert Englund swapped his razor-fingered glove for the camera, taking his directorial bow with supernatural horror 976-Evil.

Thankfully, Englund’s was a short-lived career.

That’s not to say the movie was terrible. It was adequate. Unspectacular. Banished to mediocrity by cheap sets, bad special effects, and a screenplay lacking even a speck of originality…

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

In 1984 horror maestro Wes Craven unleashed one of the most terrifying characters to ever grace the horror lexicon.

Fred Krueger had all the right ingredients to keep you awake at night. A grotesquely deformed, razor-fingered child-killer, he was not the kind of merciful barbarian who would dispose of you with one brutal blow. This monster was gloriously sadistic, the big kid who had taken pulling legs off spiders to a whole new level.

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