Real-life burn victim Kane Hodder, who played Jason Voorhees in four "Friday the 13th" movies, was considered for role in "Nightmare on Elm Street" before Robert Englund.
“We met on Scream 1, hated each other on Scream 2, got married on Scream 3, and divorced on Scream 4,” Courteney Cox says of relationship with David Arquette in new documentary.
Jamie Kennedy's Randy Meeks was killed off halfway through "Scream 2" despite becoming a fan favorite.
Freddy Krueger almost wore a pimp hat, according to "Nightmare on Elm Street" star Robert Englund.
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the actor and producer talked about his relationship with Cox, which ran across the "Scream" films and beyond.
This week, Hollywood lost one of its greatest creators of modern horror, Wes Craven, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. The opening scene of Scream — including the unexpected, gory death of the film’s biggest star— electrified audiences and critics, helping Scream to become one of the most talked-about and profitable films of 1996. Almost twenty years later, that brief scene of a teenage girl in peril is routinely discussed in film courses and referenced in other media – most recently, a tribute on MTV’s Scream television series. Here’s the inside story of how Scream’s iconic, nightmarish first scene came to be.
The original incarnation of the wildly popular Nightmare on Elm Street series ran for eight movies over three decades, from 1984 to 2003. It was a cultural phenomenon born from a partnership between two men: writer-director Wes Craven, who passed away Sunday at the age of 76, and his fiery star Robert Englund, who played the knife-gloved tormenter of teens, Freddy Krueger. In 2014, Yahoo Movies sat down with Englund for a lengthy chat about his work on the Nightmare films, which you can watch in two parts above and below.
Over the course of his four-decade career, horror maestro Wes Craven dreamed up some of the defining scary movies of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Starting with the 1981 Craven-produced TV movie, Kent State — based on a slice of U.S. history that’s almost as terrifying as one of his cinematic nightmares — the writer, director, and producer built a lengthy television résumé, culminating in MTV’s current series, Scream, based on the seminal horror franchise Craven unleashed upon the world in 1996. After directing the 1985 TV movie, Chiller, for CBS, the network invited Craven back to launch this rebooted version of Rod Serling’s classic sci-fi anthology series.