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Robert Englund Speaks About The Original Nightmare Glove At Monsterpalooza 2017!

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“He wears a dirty brown hat. He’s horribly burned. He has razors on his right hand. His name is Freddy Krueger. He was a child murderer before he died, and after he died, he became something worse.” – Nancy Thompson, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. 

The lights rise as the man of our dreams takes center stage, like a black Friday sale, the crowd goes nuts! Cheering and clapping frantically; finally, guests of Monsterpalooza 2017 are faced with not only their deepest fears but their idol, the man behind the makeup, Robert Englund. “You are all my children now!” he announces, (a favorite fan line from A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge) as he glides across the stage. Moderator Tony Timpone begins: “Here is your first Monsterpalooza you’re the star of the show, yeah! Robert Englund responds, “Don’t say that too loud Kane Hodder is around here somewhere! [Crowd Cheers] He’ll choke me out!

One of the first questions asked of Robert was by moderator Tony Timpone “What brings you to Monsterpalooza. Robert explained, “I’m always working, and it’s great to do the cons here, in Europe, and In Asia, because I always have something coming out. It’s a great chance for me to promote it with the fans and to see the fans and its great fun to see you guys and this show, I can’t tell you the incredible memorabilia I’ve seen. I just saw some phenomenal Turkish posters of Heather [Langenkamp] And I saw an unbelievable opening Day Paris Nightmare 6 3D Poster of Freddy.”

Over the years many fans have wondered what ever happened to the iconic glove used in the original Nightmare, Robert Englund had zero qualms about giving the honest and hilarious explanation:

“The original glove was given to me by Wes for pickup shots on Nightmare 2. In a little MTV stage on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, and I went to work, and there was this huge rumor, from you guys [points to moderator Tony Timpone] about industrial espionage because they were the weather vein of popular culture, they knew that this franchise had become even more iconic than we realized. Guys pretended to be crew members on the pickup shot day, in this little studio on Santa Monica Blvd, and they wore tool belts and everything, they were there to get the glove. And we heard about this, Kevin Yager told me this. So, I stole the real glove; I just took it. I didn’t know it came from Wes, I know it now, but I stole it that day. There were like a couple of doubles, but I stole the original glove. I’m busy being Willie from V and going to film festivals, in Paris and getting awards for Science Fiction shows and so I stuffed it, and I outlined it in red and green neon, and I floated it in a plexiglass box, and I gave it to my agent. He won’t give it back!”

“Part of Wes’s genius besides being a double threat writer and director was that Wes kept the 14-year-old boy alive in him, always. And I got to see it that night, he finally decided that he wasn’t just my boss, he wasn’t just my Dr. Frankenstein, he let me see that part of him. He let me see a six foot four grown man giggle like a little girl.” – Robert Englund, Monsterpalooza 2017.

Many fans will spout off that panels are the highlight of a convention, and I couldn’t agree more. These unique panels are the rare opportunity where fans receive that unscripted view into the life and world of these famous horror icons, hearing familiar and unfamiliar stories that will be reminisced on for years to come. I mean, where else can you get up close and personal with the people you have been watching for years? Robert Englund recognizes that a horror fan’s loyalty is real, and he will do his best to make sure the experience of meeting them is great.

Check out the entire Robert Englund panel at Monsterpalooza 2017 below:

https://youtu.be/oUN19B5We8c

 

 

 

 

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‘Fear’ Trailer Introduces an Entity That Makes Your Worst Fears Come True

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Deon Taylor is severely underrated as a director and producer. His work has been a penchant of horror, thriller and social commentary that is absolutely biting. These have included Fatale, Black and Blue, The Intruder, Traffik, and more. His latest film, Fear takes a group of friends on a vacation who come across an entity that is capable of making your worse fears come true.

Taylor’s work is a tapestry of a throwback to grindhouse thrillers combined with a strong current of the strongest of black filmmaking voices in the 1970s. I’m always on the lookout for what Taylor is up to next.

The synopsis for Fear goes like this:

In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel.  Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.

The film stars Joseph Sikora Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins, Jessica Allain and TIP “T.I.” HARRIS.

Fear arrives in theaters beginning January 27.

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Netflix’s Stalker-Focused ‘You’ Gets Season 4 Release Date

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Joe is heading to London. The strangely loveable stalker (words nobody ever dreamt they would say before watching You) is in hiding following the finale of season three. He has taken on a new identity and has hopped over the pond. The new season will undoubtedly find Joe smitten with an all-new unfortunate human being. Penn Badgley is once again taking on the challenging role.

The new season of You announced its two-part release date. The first half in February and the second half launches not long after in March.

The synopsis for You season 4 goes like this:

“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his messy past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…

You arrives on Netflix beginning February 4 followed by the second half on March 9.

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Copenhagen Cowboy’ Takes Us Through Violence and the Supernatural

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest offering takes us through another landscape of pure violence and the supernatural. Copenhagen Cowboy is incredibly stylized and full of artful shots. The director of Drive, Pusher and Neon Demon is constantly surprising and the trailer for Copenhagen Cowboy looks to push that envelope.

The synopsis for Copenhagen Cowboy goes like this:

After a lifetime of servitude and on the verge of a new beginning, she traverses the ominous landscape of Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld. Searching for justice and enacting vengeance, she encounters her nemesis, Rakel, as they embark on an odyssey through the natural and the supernatural. The past ultimately transforms and defines their future, as the two women discover they are not alone, they are many.

The film stars Angela Bundalovic, Lola Corfixen, Zlatko Buric, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Jason Hendil-Forssell, LiIi Zhang, and Dragana Milutinovic. The six episodes were written by Sara Isabella Jönsson, Johanne Algren, and Mona Masri.

Copenhagen Cowboy arrives on Netflix beginning January 5.

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