MWAA HA HAAA!!!!! Come To Freddy!!! What a Movie! I Remember Renting Nightmare 1 and 3, Plus "Freddy's Dead" on VHS Years ago. Saw the Film's Remake in Theaters, Before I Got My Hands on The Original Nightmare Movie on 2-Tape VHS Set at an Auction.
Amazing Freddy montage! I love how you gave Freddy from the first movie solid red sleeves, not alot of people realize that in the first one he had solid red sleeves, not green and red sleeves, cheers to your attention to detail. Nice job!
They are sort of clockwise in order. Starting with the original Freddy in the center. Then at top left you have Part 2, then at top right you have Part 3--go down to Part 4 with him holding the doll. Then at the bottom from right to left it is Parts 5, 6 and New Nightmare. The final one is from Freddy vs. Jason.
I've always felt Freddy looked his best in Nightmares 3 & 4. The make-up really was poilished and perfected by then. In New Nightmare Englund had them come up with a less involved way of putting the make-up on. I believe instead of individual peices as in the pass, the make-up in New Nightmare was one peice. That's why the make-up looks a little pulled on as opposed to being his actual skin. His head and everything just looks bigger and fuller.
Four was always my favorite growing up. I still find myself in the mood to watch it sometimes. But I always thought new nightmare was great because Wes Craven came back and said, "This is still mine, and I can still do it better," which he totally did. I thought Freddy was scary as hell in that one, and I loved him for it, but I never knew there were technical differences in the make up application for that movie. I'll have to go back and see if I can notice.
Yeah, Englund didn't want to play Freddy again because the make-up is so hard on him. So New Nightmare's make-up was changed to make it less of a burden on him. Make-up aside, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" is definitely one of the top 3 Nightmare films period. It is also, in my opinion, one of the top horror films of the entire 1990s. It is just such a smart film and well made. New Nightmare saved the series because Parts 5 & 6 were total garbage. Part 4 gets a bad rep but I think it's a great little sequel that not only featred the best "look" for Fred but also features the best ressurection and death scene of any horror movie villain ever seen. But the best of the series would be 1, 3 and New Nightmare. I also love Part 2 which never gets any credit either. You mentioned buying my books. You might like to know that Book One's villain is highly influenced by The Nightmare series.
I agree that New Nightmare is great, and is very smart and well made. I'm not really familiar with the '90's horror offering, though. However, I did like a couple other Wes Craven films from the decade: the People Under the Stairs and Scream (you can make fun of me if you want). In the Nightmare series the original, Part 4 and New Nightmare are my favorites, but part 2, in my humble opinion, is a blemish on an otherwise decent franchise, though 5 and 6 were sub-par. Also, I do want to buy some of your work, though I must admit, I know less than nothing about comics/graphic novels. Well, maybe buying your books, which seem somehow more accessible, will enlighten me regarding the subject. If they are influenced by the style and/or tone of Nightmare on Elm Street or its sequels, I think that's great. Those films, despite all of their failings, always maintained a thoroughly dark tone, sorta always foreboding, yet low-key, even when they tried to inject humor into the mix. I think that was always the best accoplishment of the series, capturing an audience-friendly darkness.
I draw comics but I don't really make the normal comics. My comics are set in reality and they are much more cinematic than the general superhero stuff. My book falls into the area of Sin City, The Crow, A History of Violence, Road to Perdition and V for Vendetta which are all comic book based movies without superheroes. You don't have to be a comic book nerd to enjoy my books because they are written to appeal to a wider audience. No need to make fun of you, I loved Scream and The People Under the Stairs was also very cool. Scream was great but it's only fault is that it's success spawned a million "terrible" ripoffs that sort of ruined horror for the next 10 years.
Yeah, I think I got the idea that your books might me more accessible to me, seeing as I'm a comic laymen. Though, when it comes to art in general, I have a strong grasp, so if it's artfully made, and since its a comic (with pictures, huh?) I think I can deal with the medium. By the way, I love the movies V for Vendetta and Sin City. Graphic novels, because they seem more artistically made, with more meaning, etc., appeal to me more than super hero comics stuff. I can't even watch most of the super hero movies.