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[Interview] What You Might Not Have Known About Heather Langenkamp.



My Life Growing Up On Elm Street

I associate most of my life with film, first and foremost horror films. Growing up my all time favorite series was A Nightmare On Elm Street (and still is to this day), sure the other slasher franchises impressed me, and I did embrace them, but not on the same caliber as A Nightmare On Elm Street. My first exposure to Freddy & Nancy was at the tender age of six; my parents had rented the original on VHS (I am sure some are asking what that is, hah)! While my mom was cleaning house, I casually sat down on the couch, pressed play on the remote, adjusted the tracking and my adventure into the dream world began.

Throughout my youth, I watched each Nightmare film with my buddies, and we would reenact scenes and shout out our favorite lines to each other, (“Screw your pass,” “Daddy you used me,” “I’ve been guarding my gate for a long time, bitch”)! Essentially Fred Krueger, his dream world adversary, and victims served as our babysitter. It should come to no surprise that the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, and everyone involved, have become one of the most critical pieces of my life, and will serve as such forever.

Over the past few years, I have had meaningful opportunities to meet and speak with individuals involved in the films. Still speechless at times, I don’t always have the words to describe the feelings and gratitude I receive on both a professional and fan level.

The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is a legacy that will stand the test of time and continue to prosper when everyone including myself is long gone. I am thankful for the work and performances that have been injected into the series, as silly as it may sound I consider my life “The House That Freddy Built.”

Now let’s begin with the real reason you chose to read this article, Heather Langenkamp.

Many are unaware Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp (Nancy Thompson) has been hard at work and doing some extraordinary things I must say. Heather and her husband, Dave Anderson have been running AFX Studios for nearly thirty years. Founded by both David and his father Lance Anderson the FX studio has been responsible for such cinema sensations as American Sniper, Dawn of The Dead, Cabin In The Woods, Dead Silence, Pet Sematary, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. A modest and humble Langenkamp did mention that the AFX Studio did just wrap filming last week on the FX horror sensation, American Horror Story: Cult.

Image AFX Studio

Amazingly, David has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Make-Up, winning two Oscars for his achievements. Wait, there is more! He was also nominated for 4 Emmy Awards and won for American Horror Story: Freak Show for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or a Special. AFX specializes in anything Hollywood, or a filmmaker can dream up. Want more info? No problem, check out the main website by clicking here.

Image AFX Studio

When Heather isn’t working in the FX department, she still enjoys performing in front of the camera and is quite apparent in her new film Truth or Dare which will air on SyFy this evening. The role is small, however significant and essential for the film. Without giving away any spoilers, Langenkamp will find “a way to have some old comradery with her old friend Robert Englund.”

Go ahead and slide over to page two and check out our exclusive interview with Heather. We discuss her role in the new film Truth or Dare, the legacy, and importance of her Elm Street character Nancy, and of course, there is some Freddy Krueger sprinkled in for some added terror.

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Netflix Doc ‘Devil on Trial’ Explores The Paranormal Claims of ‘Conjuring 3’ [Trailer]



What is it about Lorraine Warren and her constant row with the devil? We may find out in the new Netflix documentary called The Devil on Trial which will premiere on October 17, or at least we will see why she chose to take on this case.

The Devil On Trial Official Trailer

Back in 2021, everyone was holed up in their homes, and anyone with an HBO Max subscription could stream “Conjuring 3” day and date. It got mixed reviews, maybe because this wasn’t an ordinary haunted house tale that the Conjuring universe is known for. It was more of a crime procedural than a paranormal investigative one.

As with all of the Warren-based Conjuring movies, The Devil Made Me Do It was based on “a true story,” and Netflix is taking that claim to task with The Devil on Trial. The Netflix e-zine Tudum explains the backstory:

“Often referred to as the ‘Devil Made Me Do It’ case, the trial of 19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson quickly became the subject of lore and fascination after it made national news in 1981. Johnson claimed that he murdered his 40-year-old landlord, Alan Bono, while under the influence of demonic forces. The brutal killing in Connecticut drew the attention of self-professed demonologists and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, known for their probe into the infamous haunting in Amityville, Long Island, several years prior. The Devil on Trial recounts the troubling events leading up to Bono’s murder, the trial, and the aftermath, using firsthand accounts of the people closest to the case, including Johnson.”

Then there’s the logline: The Devil on Trial explores the first — and only — time “demonic possession” has officially been used as a defense in a US murder trial. Including firsthand accounts of alleged devil possession and shocking murder, this extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown.

If anything, this companion to the original film might shed some light on just how accurate these “true story” Conjuring films are and how much is just a writer’s imagination.

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[First Photos] ‘The Strangers’ Reboot is Already Made; It Consists of Three Movies



Director Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning, Cliffhanger) has been a busy man. He is rebooting The Strangers franchise with a trilogy that he has already completed according to Entertainment Weekly.

Harlin says he shot all of the films in Slovakia at the same time, and production was, “the challenge of a lifetime, but I also really embraced it. On a Monday morning, I could be shooting the second chapter, and Monday afternoon I could be shooting the first chapter, and Tuesday morning I could be shooting the third chapter. it was incredibly demanding for the actors, for the continuity in terms of the make-up and wardrobe, and for my director of photography, because we wanted to create a visual language that develops so that the movies get bigger, more epic, as we go [on]. It just kept all of our juices pumping all the time.”

‘The Strangers Trilogy’| CREDIT: JOHN ARMOUR/LIONSGATE via

He remembers the Bryan Bertino-directed 2008 original Strangers which he says impressed him so much that he never forgot it.

“I remember the experience of seeing it,” says Harlin, “I didn’t really know anything about it when I saw it and I just loved it. I thought it was fantastic and it’s stuck in my mind as one of my favorite horror films.”

He adds: “When this opportunity came to me, the idea of not doing a remake or a reboot but doing a trilogy based on the original film, I thought it was an incredible opportunity.”

Froy Gutierrez and Madelaine Petsch in ‘The Strangers Trilogy’ | CREDIT: JOHN ARMOUR/LIONSGATE via

As for what Harlin’s version is about he says the first movie The Strangers: Chapter 1 pretty much follows the set-up of the original: a couple is terrorized by sociopathic home invaders, and Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 will “explore what happens to the victims of this kind of violence and who the perpetrators are of this kind of violence. Where are they coming from and why?”

The targets in Chapter 1 are played by Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez (Teen WolfCruel Summer).

The Strangers Trilogy is set for release in theaters next year. Harlin and producer Courtney Solomon will be participating in a panel about the three films at New York Comic Con on Oct. 12.

‘The Strangers Trilogy | CREDIT: JOHN ARMOUR/LIONSGATE vis

Original 2008 Trailer:

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‘Terrifier 3’ Teaser To Play Ahead of ‘Terrifier 2’ Theatrical Re-Release



Terrifier 2 is returning to theaters nationwide beginning November 1. 

Director Damien Leone will give a small on-screen introduction that will include the first public showing of the teaser from Terrifier 3. In addition, the first 100 audience members will receive a Terrifier 3 poster.

Terrifier 2 was the little indie(gogo) movie that could. It turned its shoestring budget of $250k into an $11 million windfall.

“This year has been unlike anything we could have imagined,” says Leone. “To see all the love Terrifier 2 has received and the excitement this release has inspired from fans new and old, is truly beyond words. As a thank you to our fans and the many people who worked tirelessly on this release, we want to bring it back to the big screen where it belongs. And more than that, while fans eagerly await the release of Terrifier 3 next year, we want the chance to share what we’ve been working on for the third installment because a year is just too long to wait.”

As for why the film is getting a re-release after Halloween, Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cineverse, says it’s a fitting adieu to the holiday.

“Terrifier 2’s return to theaters is the perfect farewell to the Halloween season, an event that will have audiences clinging onto their barf bags once again, “said Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cineverse. “This exemplifies the pinnacle of horror cinema, an experience that etches itself into memory. Between the exclusive Terrifier 3 scene that will only be shown in theaters to the exclusive poster, this is a night you won’t want to miss out on.”

For those who haven’t seen Terrifier 2, here is a brief description:

“Set one year after its predecessor, Terrifier 2 continued the gruesome story of Art the Clown and his insatiable thirst for murder. When a sinister force resurrects Art, he is once again upon the unsuspecting residents of Miles County. Back for another Halloween, Art sets his sights on a teenage girl and her little brother, portrayed by LaVera and Elliott Fullam, respectively, delivering a chilling and relentless tale of horror.”

Tickets are on sale now wherever movie tickets are sold – Fandango, the official website and Atom Tickets.

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