December 8, 2009

Mr. Krueger's Neighbourhood

This photograph is amazing (originally from here.) The fact that Freddy Krueger, in the canon of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films was, in fact a child killer, makes this photo even better. Let's face it, Mr. Rogers is an incredilby creepy show. There's little doubt in my mind there's something horrible in the freezer down in Mr. Rogers basement.

Speaking of Elm Street, the remake, slated for an April 30th release, is currently shooting "additional photography" for the film following some test-screenings. These aren't re-shoots to fix something previously shot, this is a new scene that has been added to the script. This is not a good sign. Something in the test screenings left audiences displeased or confused; either way, it doesn't bode well for the film. While I'm intrigued by Jacke Earle Hayley's take on the iconic Freddy character, this is a movie that got it right the first time and really doesn't need to be remade.

However, if they were to remake the film where Freddy, instead of being a janitor was actually the host of a children's show, like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, well, then maybe we'd have something.

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