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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Deadly Friend (1986)

Deadly Friend is a confused mess of a movie.

It is part horror, part science fiction, part drama, part comedy, and doesn’t quite deliver on any one of those levels. Part of this was due to studio interference. Much of the plot was altered following a screen test in which the audience complained of a lack of gore, expecting something else entirely from a man who only a year earlier had unleashed Freddy Krueger onto the horror landscape…

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