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Wes Craven’s Favorite Movies: 5 Films to Buy on Blu-Ray

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Wes Craven was a master of horror movies. The Cleveland native, who made his directorial debut with 1972’s “The […]

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‘Fear Street’: Why Filmmaker Leigh Janiak Fought for Lots of Gore, Especially Her ‘Shocking’ Favorite Kill

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Fear Street Part 1: 1994.”]Author R.L. Stine’s long-running YA series “Fear Street” might be decidedly PG in its thrills, chills, and kills, but when it came time to transfer his creepy vision to the big screen, things took one hell of an R-rated turn. In filmmaker Leigh […]

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‘Come True’ Review: A Hypnotic Dream Thriller About a Creepy Sleep Study

“Come True” wears its many influences on its sleeve, notably the work of David Cronenberg and Philip K. Dick, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Donnie Darko,” with nods to “The Shining,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Terminator” thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns (“Our House”) melds those inspirations […]

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Ronee Blakley Returns to Music With a Dylan Cover and a George Floyd Song Bookending New Album, ‘Atom Bomb Baby’

Ronee Blakley still remains better known to many as an actor than a singer-songwriter, thanks to screen appearances like her Oscar-nominated turn in “Nashville” and later appearance in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” But she was releasing major-label albums in the early ’70s before a plum Robert Altman part landed her on the cover of […]

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‘Stranger Things’ Season Four Adds Horror Legend Robert Englund To The Cast

It’s been a while since we last heard any news about season four of “Stranger Things,” other than the fact that Hopper will return — in Russia. Well, sticking to the promise of a “scarier” season four, Netflix just announced a slew of new cast members, including horror legend Robert Englund, the man behind Freddy […]

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John Saxon, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Star, Dies At 83

John Saxon, character actor known for his roles in Westerns and horror films, died Saturday. His career spanned more than sixty years tallying more than 200 film credits. He co-starred with Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon and starred in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. He was 83.His wife stated he […]

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At the Amazing 1984 Box Office, Movies Like ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Gremlins’ Grew into Blockbusters

Not considered a seminal year in Hollywood history, 1984 delivered an amazing number of iconic American films. Here’s a sampling of movies that still resonate today: “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Karate Kid,” “Footloose,” “Purple Rain,” “The Terminator,” “Scarface,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Police Academy,” “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Stop Making Sense,” “Stranger Than Paradise,” and “A […]

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Robert Englund Will Bring Freddy Krueger Back to Life for “The Goldbergs”

For the first time in 15 years, veteran horror actor Robert Englund will don the sweater and claws of Freddy Krueger. Englund will reprise the role for a Halloween episode of ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs“.No, you’re not dreaming. Old Freddy has come a long way since the extra crispy child-murderer first popped up in Wes […]

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