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DREAMBOATS: The Hottest Hunks On Elm Street

DREAMBOATS: The Hottest Hunks On Elm Street

“Welcome to Prime Time, Dicks.” – J-Mo

“Welcome to Prime Time, Dicks.” – J-Mo

Another Halloween has come and gone, leaving you with a wicked case of the bloody booze blues, no doubt. But fear not, sweet reader, as November 1st 2015 marks a milestone in one of horror’s most beloved franchises. “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” turns 30 years old! I personally achieved this milestone back in August and can assure you that the best way to make a 30 year old feel special: Overtly Sexualize Them. But how do you make it special? You never want to regift something on someone’s big day. Having ranked the boobs of both “Friday the 13th” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” series, I figured it was time to switch it up by giving some love to the men of a franchise for once. So dive right in and see if your favorite hunk hottie made the list.

9 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare - Breckin Meyer - Spencer

9. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare – Breckin Meyer – Spencer

I would be clueless not to include Breckin Meyer, folks. As the sweet stoner Spencer, Breckin shows us why smokin’ out on Elm Street is a horrible idea. I’m not sure if Spencer’s death is meant as a cautionary tale of what too much drugs and video games will do to you, but if you’re rockin’ a sweet ass Power Glove, why wouldn’t you want to lay about and spark a bowl?! Spencer is the typical late eighties, early nineties surfer burnout-type, which I’m sure were a dime a dozen in Springwood, OH., but Breckin rocks a million dollar smile and that is enough to get this list started.

A Nightmare On Elm St. Part 5: The Dream Child - Michael Baily Smith - Super Freddy/Dan's Double

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child – Michael Bailey Smith – Super Freddy

I can hear your confusion at my choice for number eight. To me it makes perfect sense. Super Freddy had the body of a Jason Voorhees, while rocking the attitude of our favorite wise crackin’ child molester. And that to me is a winning combo. Also, I believe that during the opening credits, when Dan is draining his seed into Alice’s guts leading to teen pregnancy, and the entire movie, Michael Bailey Smith is actually body doubling as Dan. So that helped in securing Michael on my list.

7. Freddy Vs Jason - Jason Ritter - Will Rollins

7. Freddy Vs Jason – Jason Ritter – Will Rollins

God I hate this movie. Which is the worst, because it has three things I love: Jason, Freddy, and Monica Keena’s boobs. But my hate has nothing to do with Jason Ritter’s performance. He’s got those sweet puppy dog eyes that scream “I’m trapped in a terrible situation,” and you just want to throw the guy a lifeline. Ritter and Keena’s boobs are about the only thing worth a damn in this terrible sequel. Disagree with me all you’d like, but remember one thing, typical horror nerd, both franchises were followed by remakes. Remakes, you know, those things you people hate? You can thank Freddy Vs. Jason.

It should be noted that my wife, Producer Danielle, is beyond troubled by the fact that Mr. Ritter ranks in at number seven. She feels he is a solid number three and a beautiful man.

6. New Nightmare - Wes Craven - Wes Craven

6. New Nightmare – Wes Craven – Wes Craven

Power. Success. Creative as a motherfucker. These are all traits possessed by our hunk at number six. Wes Craven played himself in “New Nightmare.” So I guess I think Wes Craven is a hunk IRL, as the kids snapchat. I guess I do. I’ve idolized Wes Craven since the age of 4. He’s everything I wanted to grow up to be. I’d totally #MCM him.

RIP Wes

5. A Nightmare On Elm St. (Remake) - Clancy Brown - Alan Smith

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Remake) – Clancy Brown – Alan Smith

There can be only one number five choice, and it is a no brainer for me. I love me some Clancy Brown. While either voicing a crab on a popular children’s cartoon, or beating the sweet sunny Jesus out of an inmate that doesn’t shut his trap, Clancy Brown is a tour de force. One could argue that he’s not the hunkiest of the remake cast, but my list, my rules. Clancy Brown plays Alan, the father of walking guyliner puppet Quentin. Now in the remake, Alan is the ringleader amongst the parents that decide Krueger should be stopped by any means necessary. Clancy Brown creates Freddy in the new universe, and I am okay with that. Hell, Clancy Brown could be responsible for my own demise, and I would accept it with open arms so ong as Clancy was there to narrate my passing. I mean, it would totally suck to be dead, but hopefully Clancy could bury me in a Pet Sematary 2.

4. A Nightmare On Elm St. Part 3: Dream Warriors - Laurence Fishburne - Max

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – Laurence Fishburne – Max

Laurence Fishburne is a force of nature. Think about it for a second. Has he ever done a bad flick? I can’t think of one off the top of my head. I’m pretty sure I’m probably wrong, but he can do no wrong in my eyes. Landing at number four is pretty solid in my opinion. Max is a pretty awesome character. One of the few authority figured in the series that seems to want to help these kids. You can see it takes a toll on him when they begin to fall victim to their dreams. Laurence plays Max perfectly. Strict and tough, yet caring and compassionate. I like the cut of his jib. And hats off to Laurence for making it through the film in one piece. men and women of color are not often thought of as survivors in genre pictures.

3. A Nightmare On Elm St. Part 4: The Dream Master - Andras Jones - Rick

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master – Andras Jones – Rick

Rick and his little meatball fall in at number three. Alice’s brother is played by Andras Jones, Calvin in “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama” from 1988. Whether kicking the air’s ass in his garage dojo, or wearing dick friendly sweats in gym class, Rick does it while looking dope. 80s fashion has never looked better. To this day I cannot listen to Dramarama without thinking of Rick’s nun-chuckin’ skills.  Also, how hot do you have to be to hook up with Tuesday Knight? Way hot, dudes with uber confidence. The kind of confidence that once absorbed by your sister she is finally able to kick the souls right out of Freddy’s chest cavity.

2. A Nightmare On Elm St. - Johnny Depp - Glen Lantz

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street – Johnny Depp – Glen Lantz

I’m sure it is no shocker that Johnny Depp is on a list ranking the hottest hunks on Elm Street. However I assume most everyone with a working brain probably had him pegged as a lock at number one. I’m so edgy. Johnny Depp’s crop top and barely legal babyface made their debut in Wes Craven’s classic film from 1984. And it is all thanks to Wes’ daughter Jessica, whom insisted her father cast the young stud in-lieu of the  standard proto-jock the then struggling filmmaker envisioned for the role. Needless to say it was the first of many kickass projects Depp would go on to star in.

Johnny Depp’s character Glen is the shy, handsome boyfriend to Nancy Thompson, the object of Fred Krueger’s torment. Glen spends the majority of his time in denial, but leaves the film with one of the most memorable deaths in franchise history. The thing that I find most disturbing in horror films is when a dying character breaks the laws of cinema standard and becomes a living, breathing member of the real world. Glen, along with Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’s Rob, have the most polarizing death scenes of each franchise because the actors are able to tap into a primal fear as they howl in agony. Rob’s “he’s killing me,” is powerful, but Glen’s innocent cries for his mother move the scene from horrifying into depths of misery, dread, and sheer heartbreak.

1. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge - Marshall Bell - Coach Schneider

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – Marshall Bell – Coach Schneider

Coach Schneider is a sadistic, leather clad piece of shit, and that is the kind of hidden kink that is sure to stike a cord with all my leather sluts out there. Marshall Bell is one helluvan actor. I hate him so much in so many roles. Which means one thing, folks. He’s fantastic at what he does. In Freddy’s Revenge, Mr. Bell is the thorn in Jesse and Grady’s taint.

Coach Watching

Ever ogling the “dirtballs” doing push-ups or eavesdropping on the duo as they change after gym class, Coach Schneider “gets his rocks off” down at the local watering hole where the bears and twinks traverse after hours. One night Coach catches Jesse out for a nightcap. In attempt to teach the young man a lesson, Coach Schneider brings Jesse back to the school to run laps. Marshall Bell plays the scene with so much creepy joy. I love it.

Coach Schneider

Unfortunately for Coach Schneider, they aren’t alone. Maybe.

Coach Schneider Death

Marshall Bell also broke ground in this classic that turns 30 years old today as the first and only time you see a grown man’s ass. That, my friends, is a total hunk move.

*Editor’s Note: You see Mark Patton’s butt when Grady tackles him in the infield.

Freddy gif love

There you have it! My Hottest Hunks on Elm Street. Hopefully you’ve had as much fun reading as I have had writing. Unlike the previous boob-centric posts, I’ve never spent time sitting around my room asking myself who the hot dudes in the Elm Street franchise. But it was a challenge I thought should be tackled.

Special thanks to Jason Price of ICON VS. ICON for the nudge in the right direction, Thomas Bryce of SHIT MOVIE FEST for his eagerness to read, and Producer Danielle for acting as a sounding board for the hairless little fourteen year old inside of me.

–Jeremy L. Morrison

Get more of Jeremy Morrison on a weekly basis as he hosts the Acid Pop Cult podcast! Download the latest episode of the show on iTunes!

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Iconic Horror Movie Director And Genre Innovator Wes Craven Dies At 76

Iconic Horror Movie Director And Genre Innovator Wes Craven Dies At 76

Wes Craven

Wes Craven

Legendary director and all-around creative Wes Craven has passed away. A statement released by his family revealed Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cancer.

Craven cemented his status as the influential writer and director of exploitation films like “The Last House on the Left” (1972), “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977) “Swamp Thing” (1982) and “The People Under the Stairs” (1991).

He broke from his signature genre with the 1999 drama “Music of the Heart,” for which Meryl Streep earned an Oscar nomination, and one of the shorts within the acclaimed 2006 anthology film “Paris, je t’aime.” The horror classic “Scream” (1996) and its many sequels gave Craven the opportunity to turn the tables on his own genre — an activity he reveled in.

He returned to form with the thriller “Red Eye” (2005), the supernatural box-office dud “My Soul To Take” (2010) and 2011’s ‘Scream 4.‘ At the time of his death, the Craven-produced MTV series based on “Scream” and had also been working on a graphic horror novel series.

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THE GODMOTHER OF HORROR: Lin Shaye Discusses Her Amazing Career!

THE GODMOTHER OF HORROR: Lin Shaye Discusses Her Amazing Career!

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Over the past three decades, Lin Shaye has established herself as a familiar face to film fans around the globe. Instantly recognizable from her outstanding work in the industry. She has kept us laughing with roles in comedy classics such as ‘There’s Something About Mary’ and ‘Kingpin.’ Most notably, she has appeared in countless genre flicks over the years, including ‘The Signal,’ ‘Snakes On A Plane,’ ‘2001 Maniacs,’ ‘Critters’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, just to name a few. Her hard work in the horror industry and impact on the genre was acknowledged by Fangoria as they honored her with the title of “The Godmother of Horror” at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Mother’s Day weekend.

Her role as Elise Rainier in the ‘Insidious’ franchise is one of her most undeniably powerful roles to date. This summer, Shaye returns to the role of the gifted psychic heroine, in the latest installment of the beloved horror franchise with ‘Insidious: Chapter 3. The new movie in the terrifying horror series, is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and Elise’s battles with spirits from The Further, in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. In the prequel, teenaged aspiring actress Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) senses that her late mother is trying to contact her, and seeks out a gifted psychic – Elise. Elise feels protective of sensitive Quinn, but tragedy in Elise’s past has left her reluctant to use her abilities. Soon a shocking accident leaves Quinn recuperating at home, as her widowed father Sean (Dermot Mulroney) struggles to hold his family together. Then Quinn is attacked in her bedroom by a malevolent supernatural entity, and Sean pleads with Elise to help. Wrestling with her faith and sense of purpose, Elise summons her powers to contact the dead – with support from two new acquaintances, unlicensed parapsychologists Tucker (Angus Sampson) and Specs (Leigh Whannell). Forced to venture deep into The Further to protect Quinn, Elise soon finds herself facing off against the most ruthless enemy she has ever encountered: a demon with an insatiable craving for human souls.

Jeremy Morrison, long-time host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, takes Icon Vs. Icon’s readers on a guided tour Into the Further with Lin Shaye! The duo discuss Lin’s amazing journey in the entertainment industry, the secrets to her success, the experience of being on of the driving forces behind the ‘Insidious’ franchise, what the future may hold for her and much more! It is an in-depth interview that’s not to be missed!  

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‘Swamp Thing’ To Make Blu-Ray Debut On August 6th From Scream Factory!

‘Swamp Thing’ To Make Blu-Ray Debut On August 6th From Scream Factory!

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Science made him a monster. Love changed him even more! Swamp Thing is the perfect blend of thrills and chills from master of horror Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes). On August 6, 2013 this much-loved horror classic will make its Blu-ray debut from Scream Factory. The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features high-definition anamorphic widescreen presentations and  exciting bonus content including  all-new interviews with Adrienne Barbeau, co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts; as well as commentary tracks with writer/director Wes Craven and Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn. Fans can pre-order their copy by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Official Synopsis: Deep in the Florida everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise), and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog), have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane (Louis Jourdan, Octopussy), is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes “Swamp Thing” – a half-human/half-plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue Cable and defeat Arcane…even if it costs him his life!

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Wes Craven
  • Audio Commentary with Makeup Effects artist Bill Munn
  • Interviews with Adrienne Barbeau,  co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/Dolby Digital Mono

1982/Color/91 minutes/PG

Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory launched SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history. Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2013 with specific release dates, extras and key art for the rest of the title lineup. Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us and click the “Like” tab on the official SCREAM FACTORY FACEBOOK page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scream-Factory/103961936407493) for up-to-the-minute updates or visit ScreamFactoryDVD.com .

 

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“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

A brand new character poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 has hit the web and it features ol’ Ghostface himself! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new theatrical poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Official Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new trailer for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below or swing by Apple.com for the HD version! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

The first official image from Scream 4 has gone online via EW.com.  The pic features Ghostface stalking Courtney Cox Arquette’s character, Gale Weathers.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Gale is now retired from being an entertainment journalist, married to Dewey (David Arquette) and bored with life until Ghostface returnsto kill again. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Image via EW.com.

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Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

USA Today is reporting on two possible cameos that fans can look for in Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’. According to the publication, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and True Blood ‘s Anna Paquin have roles in the sequel, still shooting in Michigan under the direction of horror film legend Wes Craven.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Screamtrilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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First Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul To Take’ Unleashed!

First Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul To Take’ Unleashed!

Master of Horror Wes Craven is back with ‘My Soul to Take’, which is his first movie since 2005’s ‘Red Eye.’ The flick stars Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, and Raul Esparza and is currently slated to hit theaters October 8th, 2010. Check out the first official trailer for the film below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Synopsis: In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.Adam “Bug” Heller (Max Thierot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that’s returned, he must face an evil that won’t rest … until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.

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