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Brad Fuller Discusses the Future of the ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Films

In an exclusive interview with SyFy Wire, co-owner of Platinum Dunes, Brad Fuller . explained why we haven’t seen a new Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street film lately, and why we may not be seeing either for the foreseeable future.

Although not a surprise to fans (as a new Friday the 13th film was scheduled for 2017 but was removed from the release list), Fuller shed some light on the subject.  The producer explained that “There (were) a couple of things. I think there was concern about the rights looming at that point. Paramount was concerned if they made that movie and the rights were not available… if you are going to make that movie, you want to be able to ride it for more than one or two movies. That didn’t exist in this rights structure.  We were going down the road to make the movie, but, at the end of the day, economically and/or creatively, they didn’t want to make it.  There’s this clause in the rights that the rights revert back to New Line. As that date became closer and closer, Paramount would have made one Friday the 13th movie and then New Line would have benefited if the movie was great. Then, New Line could have followed it up with subsequent movies. It put Paramount in a very tough position to go ahead and actually make the movie, and then us to reap the benefits if it was successful beyond that particular film.” read more

Funko Announces Cereal Line Featuring Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger, and Beetlejuice

In an announcement sure to excite Funko collectors, horror fans, and non-healthy cereal aficionados everywhere, Funko Founder Michael Becker just unveiled a new cereal product line, and naturally, mini-Pop figures will be included in the box.

Becker revealed this surprise in an interview with The Coronado Eagle and Journal and said that the Funko O’s line would include Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Kruger, and Beetlejuice, among others.

Becker stated that the complany will ” …start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items. I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddie Kruger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetle Juice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime.” read more

HNN’s Coverage of The 2018 New York Toy Fair

This weekend, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City played host to the cultural phenomenon known as Toy Fair 2018.  For four glorious days, national and international toy producers, re-sellers and developers converged on the West Side of Manhattan to display their current products and provide a glimpse of what the future holds for their catalogs as well.

Horror continues to play an integral part in the toy market, and Horror News Network was there to cover all of the excitement and wonderfully-gory products that both casual and hardcore collectors (and their kids!) can expect throughout 2018 and even into next year.  Staff Journalists Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin made the trek ready to report, and thanks to an assist by our friends at Action Figure Collectors (www.actionfigurecollectors.com) we were able to provide thorough coverage of all announcements and news relevant to the horror masses. read more

Teaser Trailer Released for ‘FredHeads’ Freddy Krueger Documentary

Freddy Kruger will soon be the subject of a documentary detailing his rabid fanbase. Featuring interviews with fans and performers alike, the film will explore Freddy’s vast popularity which spans 24 years to date. The documentary is directed by Paige Troxell, who directed an independent short fan film which takes place within the Nightmare universe called Don’t Fall Asleep in 2016. In the trailer for FredHeads, we see clips of interviews with Nightmare fan favorites such as Danny Hassel and Tuesday Knight playing over blaring retro-style background music. You can watch the entire clip for yourself below: read more

‘IT’ Came Close to Featuring Freddy: Muschietti

For those that have seen the blockbuster IT (and is there anyone who hasn’t yet?), it can be confirmed that the terror factor is off the charts.  However, with the retro 80s backdrop how cool would it have been to see horror movie icon Freddy Krueger pop in on the action?  That fantasy scenario for horror movie aficionados was apparently a lot closer to coming true than anyone knew.  IT director Andy Muschietti was recently interviewed by Aint-It-Cool-News, and revealed that Freddy terrorizing Derry was definitely an idea being bounced around in pre-production. read more

Englund to Portray Freddy One More Time in New Documentary

It looks like Robert Englund is not quite done haunting our dreams.  Entertainment Weekly reports that Mr. Englund will don the burnt-flesh makeup once again to portray the iconic Freddy Krueger horror role.  Englund had portrayed the nightmare slasher in the original classic film A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as the seven sequels that are part of the original franchise’s timeline.  He also portrayed the character for the “Freddy’s Nightmares” television show, which ran for three seasons in the late 1980s.  Despite hinting over the years that his time as Freddy was done, the actor will be the focus of a new documentary entitled Nightmares in the Makeup Chair, directed by Mike Kerz. read more