View Full Version : Friday the 13th...Now Nightmare

02-07-2009, 03:51 AM
The same company that did all the new Leatherface movies, who are now doing the new Jason movies, is about 10 weeks from shooting the new Nightmare on Elm Street film with a whole new Freddy. Apparently the film will focus on Freddy as a real person and show how he becomes Freddy.

Also if you haven't heard Hollywood is also re-making Hellraiser with a new pinhead and a darker story more graphic. Also they are re-doing Motel Hell this on top of OMG like what everything from Prom Night to Bloody Valentine.

What gives no new idea's in Hollywood? Hey I can't say I'm unhappy to see all big horror 80's icons make it back in a blaze of glory.

One other big one is SCREAM 4 with Wes Craven directing.


02-07-2009, 04:25 AM
Let's not forget The Fly, The Blob, Evil Dead, The Wolfman, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

All aboard the Remake Train, *chooo-chooo*!

02-07-2009, 06:38 AM
Universal is re-launching their monsters too... the Wolfman comes out this year doesn't it? -Tyler

02-07-2009, 06:42 AM
the Wolfman comes out this year doesn't it?

Yes, November 6th.

02-09-2009, 02:43 AM
So who is going to see this movie this coming Friday the 13th?


02-09-2009, 02:44 AM
I am... can't wait! -Tyler

Kevin Dells
02-09-2009, 04:08 AM
Talking with Doug Bradley two years ago when he came in for an autograph session he was pretty upset at the making of the new Hellraiser movie, he said when they do this the demand for the old guys to do autograph sessions goes out the window. People want the new guys to come in and do autographs.

He makes a lot of income yearly from sesions such as these held at haunts,just a thought

My opinion would be i would still want the creators of the characters not the replacments such as Doug and Robert England.

But yes the horror film industry lately is just sad as hell with all the re-creations, we haven't seen any great new characters hit the big screen since the 80's

02-09-2009, 08:40 AM
When I talked to both Doug and Robert on Rotting Flesh Radio they both talked about the remakes.

Doug, said the same thing as he did to you Kevin. When we reported about the new Pinhead look, I cannot say how not Hellraiser it is. The point of Cenobytes was order, pain for pleasure etc. the New pinhead look is just a slashed up, bloody face with a few nails jammed it. Ugh.

As for Nightmare, Robert went into detail on the show that he would rather see a prequel over a remake for Freddy. He said he didn't mind being involved as a cameo etc. But I think personally IMO the whole focus on Freddy as a Pedophile ruins it all for me. Child killer hints during the films sure, the Pedophile pushes me personal limits.

As for Friday the 13th. That is one film I couldn't wait for a remake. The origial first one still rocks to this day. But anything with Jason in it as an adult, was never that good. So a Redux of this will rock. And I like the idea that they will have him as a child, withthe sack and with the hockey mask, basically merging the first 3 films.

But the end result is all remakes aren't going to work. Like the Halloween remake. Overall good film etc. Good slasher film, but what did it do to myers. It made him not scary. Now he is some trailer trash kid who grows up and kills his family. That's it. nothign scary about him anymore.

But hey remakes for Chainsaw and Dawn of the Dead were very good. We will have to wait and see.

On non horror front they are Remaking.....

Red Dawn
Karate Kid
Top Gun

to name a few. I'll hold up for Transformers 2 and GI Joe.

02-09-2009, 09:02 AM
What it boils down to is the industry is lazy and will keep doing remakes as long as suckers keep buying the DVDS and going to the theaters.....

02-09-2009, 09:24 AM
I'm probably going to see it this Saturday.

02-09-2009, 09:38 AM
The flood of remakes and questionable adaptions of cheesy nostalgia will never stop as long as people keep spending money to see them.

I'm sure that there are tons of original ideas and scripts out there, but time and again it's the remakes and the franchises that do well... and no one's willing to risk the $ on an original idea when the "tried and true" continues to be a safer investment.

I'm not saying that all adaptions are a bad idea -- but I find it more than a little depressing when every single movie that was advertised in the superbowl was either a remake, a sequel, or based on retro-kids programming.

damon carson
02-09-2009, 11:17 AM
Im going to go see Friday the 13th. I hope it isnt a disappointment but Im affraid it probably will be.?

02-09-2009, 11:25 AM
Haven't we ALL come to love and appreciate all the old horror monsters. They are like family to us. I mean to me its the inspiration from those old monsters that make this industry this good. In the 50s 60s and 70s they did remakes of all the old monsters like dracula, wolfman, psycho, invisible man, and on and on. They said the same thing then that hollywood can't think of any new monsters. Then the 80s kings came along and now e got the remake decades and soon we should be seeing new and original monsters. Its just the cycle and how it works. New, existing, nastalgia. New, existing, nastalgia.

Back on topic I can't wait to see ALL the remakes you guys listed above. Vincent This Time!

02-09-2009, 11:25 AM
For all of you that are worried about the New Nightmare Movie....Robert will be in it...he hasnt given them an answer on if he will reprise the roll of freddy or not...he was alil upset that he got snubbed...but he has signed on...Will it be a cameo or will it be a staring role is the question

02-09-2009, 11:56 AM
From what I read they will cast a new Freddy. I think Robert is now over 60 years in age (62) so I would think he's going to be playing a cameo role maybe if Freddy father. Personally I think he could still play the roll just fine but I don't think the team behind all these remakes thinks like this. Freddy is iconic, and Robert as Freddy is iconic so I hope he continues. Larry

02-09-2009, 01:48 PM
^ He won't continue, as I understand it they've already casted Freddy... with someone else! -Tyler

02-09-2009, 02:54 PM
check it out......its a win - win situation in my opinon. if the remake sucks, we still have the old movie to fall back on......if its great, then we can all enjoy a fresh, up to date version of a classic we all loved.

i cant understand why people get all bent out of shape over a re-make. unless you invested more than 90 minutes of your time and a few buck out of your pocket.......then who cares? its a roll of the dice.....you might get lucky and witness a great movie.

i welcome every horror remake!

02-09-2009, 02:57 PM
^ He won't continue, as I understand it they've already casted Freddy... with someone else! -Tyler


Sure, I know Robert Englund is getting older, but I can't imaging anyone else playing the role of Freddy. While most actors can simply wear a hockey mask or put on a dark jumpsuit and pull off the look of a horror icon, Freddy has a certain charisma about him. That evil smirk, that voice, that demented yet comedic attitude, I don't know of anyone else that could pull it off other than Robert.

02-09-2009, 06:19 PM

What you heard was a rumor please refer to the other threads to figure out the def. of a rumor i think we discussed that in one of them

Howie Slobber Erlich
02-09-2009, 06:39 PM
I will be going yo see F13 on Friday afternoon. I have been looking forward to it for months. I am not getting my hopes up for it to be a great movie. I will say that they have been promoting the Hell out of it and I am sure that it will have a huge opening weekend.

I read somewhere, that Billy Bob Thorton has already signed on to play the roll of Freddy. If Robert won't be reprising his roll, than for some strange reason, I can see Billy Bob pulling it off.

Howie "Slobber" Erlich

Deadly Intentions Haunted House

02-09-2009, 07:40 PM
The stills with Billy Bob were just a stunt. When I talked to Robert he told me that he was under contract with them but doesnt know if he wants to do the role since he was snubbed at first..