OCTOBER 2009: SATURDAY SUPER HALLOWEEN SERIES
3 October: A Nightmare on Elm Street (HD)
In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers’ teenaged children … and the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep. Starring Robert Englund, Johnny Depp.
*In the end scene, the top to the convertible came down faster and harder than expected. The expression from the actors is real.
10 October: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Revenge (HD)
Freddy’s back…and he wants revenge.
When teenager Jesse Walsh moves to Elm Street, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) starts appearing in his nightmares. This time, Freddy takes possession of Jesse’s body whenever the teenager falls asleep, using Jesse to kill…and there’s nothing Jesse can do to stop him.
*Brad Pitt, John Stamos and Christian Slater all auditioned for the role of Jesse.
17 October: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors (HD)
Freddy Krueger invades the minds of a new group of teens…and the nightmares begin again. When local teenagers start dying, only Nancy Thompson knows the truth. Now a doctor at the local psychiatric hospital, she is the lone survivor of one of Freddy’s previous killing sprees. Now, it’s a fight against her co-workers’ disbelief and a race against time to stop Freddy before he kills again. Starring Robert Englund, Heather Lagenkamp, Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne.
*Patricia Arquette’s first movie.
24 October: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master (HD)
Freddy Kreuger (Robert Englund) resurrects – hideously scarred – and returns to haunt the dreams of the teenaged children of the people who lynched him. It’s just a nightmare … but a nightmare that can kill in this tale of terror.
*The name of the diner where Alice works is called the “Crave Inn”, a reference to series creator Wes Craven.
31 October: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (HD)
Did you ever see a dream stalking…? The kids on Elm Street have. For five years, a walking nightmare named Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has haunted their sleep – seeking revenge for the horribly disfiguring death he suffered at the hands of the children’s parents.
Now, through the dreams of an unborn child, Freddy has resurrected himself…and he’s looking for new victims.
*Both horror author Stephen King and comic book writer Frank Miller were offered the job of writing and directing this movie.
NOVEMBER 2009: SATURDAY CLASSIC HORROR
7 November: Nightmare On Elm Street: The Final Nightmare (HD)
In this sixth return to the horrifying world of Nightmare on Elm Street, the town of Springwood decides to forever end Freddy Krueger’s (Robert Englund) deadly hold on their dreams. Freddy finally confronts the one person he has never been able to defeat, a psychologist who now learns the source of her lifelong nightmares – Freddy’s daughter.
*Peter Jackson was originally hired to write the screenplay for this film. He wrote a draft, but it wasn’t used.
14 November: Jason Goes To Hell
Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes he’s finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is that he could be anywhere. Or anybody.
In this shocking, blood-soaked finale to Jason’s carnage-ridden reign of terror, the horrible secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed. And once you know the chilling facts, you’ll see him in your nightmares … And he’ll see you in hell!
*The patches on the shoulders of the Crystal Lake police uniforms state that Crystal Lake is in Cunningham County. This is a homage to Sean S. Cunningham, who is the producer of this movie, and was the producer & director of Friday the 13th (1980).
21 November: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Ten years after writer and director Wes Craven brought his personal nightmares as Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the horrifying child killer returns, stepping out of his celluloid world to haunt the life of the actress who first defeated on film in the terrifying Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.
*Wes Craven’s daughter Jessica Craven appears as a nurse.
28 November: Freddy vs Jason (HD)
It’s a Nightmare on Friday the 13th.
Robert Englund reprises his role as the famous dream stalker, Freddy Krueger, who joins forces with fellow horror maven, Jason Voorhees, to create a new reign of terror on Elm Street, but the collaboration soon turns into a nightmarish face-off between Freddy vs. Jason.
*This was the first Freddy movie not filmed in the United States, and the filmmakers had to search for a new house that would resemble the famous Freddy Krueger/Elm Street house from the first seven “Nightmare” films.