October 15, 2014
15 Killer Body Counts
The leaves have changed colors, there's a chill in the air, and the kids on your block are already plotting their elaborate revenge for the lousy off-brand candy you're planning on putting in the bowl, come October 31st. It's almost Halloween, gang, and in honor of the unholyday, your pals at RT decided it would be fun to compile a list of some of the most iconic serial killers in horror film history. You'll find Freddy and Jason here, of course, but we've also made room for a few less obvious choices, and we've scoured the internet to come up with our estimates. Let the slashing begin!
October 15, 2014
18 Memorable Horror Remakes
There have been so many horror remakes that there's no way we could cover them all at once. We did, however, decide to collect a sampling list, making room for some of the best, worst, and most puzzlingly misguided examples from the genre. Let's get started, shall we?
April 22, 2010
A Nightmare on Tim's Street: Day 1
On April 30, the rebooted Nightmare on Elm Street hits multiplexes, ready to bedevil the minds of a whole new generation. As someone who's only seen bits and pieces of Freddy Krueger in action over the years, RT's own Senior Editor Tim Ryan will be watching every Nightmare installment in the days leading up to the new film's release. We invite you to take a stroll down Elm Street with Tim every day, beginning today, as he watches one of the Elm Street films every night and publishes an insightful recap the next day. Follow along and offer your own insights on the franchise and its individual films!
April 13, 2010
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) on Blu-Ray
Unfortunately for everyone, we have yet another flimsy week on home video. Things will look significantly better next week, and those of you who keep up with these things know what I'm talking about, but we'll save that for publication time. As for this week, with the only new releases being those of little-seen indie films, we decided to headline with a Blu-Ray reissue of a Wes Craven horror classic. That's accompanied by another few Blu-Ray editions of older films, and we finish this week's shorter column with a new box set from the Criterion Collection (we always love those). We've tried to pick the most interesting selections, but there wasn't much to choose from, so we hope these will suffice until next week. Check out what's available and decide which of these will make it into your collection!
June 12, 2009
Five Favourite Films with Wes Craven
No director in recent history has made their particular genre as much their own as Wes Craven. The legendary helmer virtually redefined the horror movies with the likes of The Hills Have Eyes and The Nightmare on Elm Street. His very first film was the horrifically violent box-office smash The Last House on the Left. Unlike Elm Street - which is being reinvented without any input from Craven - Last House is being remade with the director's blessing, under the stewardship of Dennis Iliadis, and hits UK screens this Friday. RT had some time with Craven, and with the scaremongering legend on the other end of our phone, we just couldn't resist asking him for his five favourite films.
March 25, 2009
Look Inside the New Nightmare's Script
Want to know what you can expect from the storyline of Platinum Dunes' "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake? You'll want to sit down and have a look at Latino Review's script review.
February 12, 2009
A Director on Elm Street?
Has "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video director Samuel Bayer been hired to helm the "Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot? That's the word from Steven Zeitchik's sources.
January 28, 2009
The Blair Witch Project 10 Years On with Directors Ed Sanchez and Dan Myrick
1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. Shot on a budget of just $22,000 by film school graduates Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick, The Blair Witch Project premiered at the Sundance Film Festival ten years ago this month and started a journey that dominated public consciousness for most of the year. Now, ten years on, we reunite directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick to share their memories of making and releasing the film, as well as their plans for more from the Blair Witch franchise.
July 28, 2008
New Nightmare on Elm Street Is Craven-Free
According to Wes Craven, that new Nightmare on Elm Street is happening without his involvement -- an announcement that Comic Con attendees greeted with a chorus of loud boos.
February 20, 2008
Robert Englund Talks Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot
Much has been made of New Line's decision to partner with Platinum Dunes for a Robert Englund-free reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but none of the noise on the subject has come from Englund himself. Until now.
February 5, 2008
Robert Englund Evicted from Elm Street?
That Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is still on -- but it sounds like it might be time for Robert Englund to finally pack away his ratty old sweater and razor-tipped glove for good.
January 7, 2008
New Line Planning New Nightmare on Elm Street?
We've had a rebooted Halloween, there's a new Friday the 13th on the horizon, and Screen Gems has devoted itself to exhuming every available '80s horror flick in its vaults. Left out of all the fun -- until now -- has been New Line's Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
October 10, 2007
RT's Top 50 Horror Movie List Unmasked
Halloween is a great time for three of life's essential pleasures -- pigging out on candy, dressing up in a fun costume, and watching an obscene amount of horror movies. Thankfully, Rotten Tomatoes' Top 50 Horror Movies list has arrived, showcasing the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!
April 24, 2007
"Nightmare" Not Part of Craven's Remakes
Wes Craven may be on a roll producing remakes of "The Hills Have Eyes," "Last House on the Left," and even "The People Under the Stairs," but he doesn?t have the final say in all of his films.
March 23, 2007
Robert Englund Discusses the Future of "Freddy"
Before he was known the world over as Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund was known as just another colorful character actor, but now that he's played the dream-bound boogeyman in over a half-dozen flicks -- he's not about to let the role go quietly.
March 19, 2007
Exclusive: Bob Shaye On His Sci-Fi Flick For Kids, "The Last Mimzy"
Robert Shaye is known for a lot of things in Hollywood that don't have much to do with directing movies (heading New Line Cinema, producing the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, sparring with Peter Jackson). Now the uber-exec's going back to semi-uncharted territory with the family fantasy "The Last Mimzy," marking what is only his second directorial effort to date.
February 22, 2006
"Hack/Slash" Comic to Become a Rogue Flick
Rogue Pictures, a division of Universal, has purchased the rights to the cult comic book Hack/Slash, by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli. Suffice to say it's a hardcore horror concept that should thrill it intended audience ... if the adaptation is done right.