Mike / October 18th, 2011
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October 18, 2011 at 1:44 am
October 18, 2011 at 1:52 am
Awesome, but I really wish these reviews were longer. I loved your Frankenstein reviews how detailed they were, and since Nightmare is my favorite horror series I was really looking forward to you giving it the same amount of time and detail.
I don’t mean to bash you, but I’m disappointed. Were you running out of time when making these, or just didn’t care for this series as much?
October 18, 2011 at 1:53 am
When it has been released, this one really scared the shit out of me.
October 18, 2011 at 1:55 am
Not bad hope you get to the Halloween series that’s my personal favorite but I’m digging the Freddy reviews
October 18, 2011 at 1:57 am
Fuck yea I love 3
October 18, 2011 at 1:58 am
19Szabolcs91 does make a point although I like the reviews a little more detail would be good like with the Frankenstein and Dracula reviews but not bad by any stretch.
October 18, 2011 at 2:07 am
Was that black guy suppose to look like Duke Nukem?
October 18, 2011 at 2:09 am
I have to agree about the length, I know there’s a lot going on with personal life and the movie, plus probably working on other videos such as AVGN and other series. Though I would love to see more in the movies, like with the Frankenstein you started with the beginning, talked a bit as the story progressed and didn’t really skip any big moments and then went to the end and closed it out right. When it comes to NIghtmare, a lot of it just feels like skimming through random bits of the movie, talking a little a bit about the ending and then it’s done. Like the run time on this one is only 3 minutes and 18 seconds, the Frankenstein ones went on at least passed 5 a piece. Regardless, they’re all great reviews James and this is in no way an insult, just agreeing with a few other folks.
October 18, 2011 at 2:10 am
Only 3 minutes for one of the most beloved horror sequels ever? James, I am disappoint.
Also, you say burial funny.
October 18, 2011 at 2:21 am
3 was by far my favorite from the series. I saw it when I was little and I always remembered the marionette death. Pulling out someone’s veins and making them walk off a building to their death… awesome. I’m interested to hear your take on the remake. I thought it sucked.
October 18, 2011 at 2:22 am
Yet again people are pissing and moaning about the length of the videos. The poor guy makes these at the same time as all his regular vids throughout the year so you should all be grateful that we get to see this marathon year after year. Shit, during the first few Monster Madness there was rarely a video going over 2 and a half minutes. So how about everyone who’s complaining quits being a whiny bitch because their favorite series or whatever isn’t getting as much attention as they would like, and just enjoy the fucking videos. Remember, James doesn’t have to do these year after year
October 18, 2011 at 2:23 am
I remember how popular the “Dream Warriors” song was on MTV. I think I was in 5th grade.
October 18, 2011 at 2:36 am
This is a great movie, better than the first and second, and much better than other Elm Street movies.
October 18, 2011 at 2:37 am
I have to admit I’m disappointed that the length has gotten smaller. 9 minutes for the Universal Frankenstein movies was great — I felt like I was getting a real education about movies I haven’t seen. When the Hammer Dracula reviews were more like 5 minutes I was a bit underwhelmed… why less time to educate me about Christopher Lee’s Dracula? And now 3 minutes for A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s not so bad because I’m very familiar with this series already, but it’s a shame your vids are so short now.
October 18, 2011 at 2:39 am
Wow… MotherFuckerMike posts shit bright and early. Way to go you mother fucker.
October 18, 2011 at 2:42 am
I SAID, WHERE’S THE FUCKIN’ BOURBON?
October 18, 2011 at 2:48 am
And it was this movie that the LJN Nightmare on Elm St. game was based on. Collecting Freddy’s bones, transforming into “dream warriors” to do actual battle in the dream world. Even the junk yard makes an appearance in the game. Don’t get me wrong, the game is still a big piece of shit.
On another note, I always look forward to your Monster Madness vids. Every year was always something new and interesting and this year is no different. I know it’s tough making all these vids, and everybody always wants to see more new content, but I’m glad you treat your craft with love, care, and dedication instead of shitting out a bunch of low quality garbage. I can’t wait to see the AVGN movie.
October 18, 2011 at 2:59 am
These reviews are getting shorter and shorter, even though you said that you would give more detail.
October 18, 2011 at 3:02 am
Stop asslicking James. I’m not trying to be rude, but I wouldn’t mind so much if the rest of this monster madness didn’t have 9 minute long reviews and that he said he would give more detail.
October 18, 2011 at 3:11 am
man i love your reviews but i think your short changing freddy, in other words too short with no depth
October 18, 2011 at 3:25 am
What I liked about this series overall was that the characters were likable people that you didn’t want to see harmed. At the same token, the enemy was also likable (at least that’s what a think). It’s a dichotomy, I suppose.
October 18, 2011 at 3:26 am
Yeah, I’m with everyone else here. I feel like the Nightmare videos are really sped through, almost as if Rolfe doesn’t really enjoy them, but is covering them anyway. For part 2 and 3 he really doesn’t speak about the plot, more like “this happens, then this happens. Enjoy.” I think it’s less about the length even, and just recounting of events without any plot analysis behind it.
October 18, 2011 at 3:30 am
Agreed, this is my favo of the series too.
But part 2 isn’t worth to check out!
I meant “I think”, not “a think”. Sorry folks, my diction is fiction.
October 18, 2011 at 3:50 am
Hey James, Big fan of cine-massacre.
I wish you could make the Freddy episodes go as long as the Frankenstein ones, as they were about 12 minutes each and these are only about 3-4 minutes. I understand that your busy but thats just my opinion i think every else loves to hear you review movies as you are hilarious!
Ide love to hear some background info on some of the characters as you did with dracula, frankenstein and the wolf man.
All in all tho, great series… Keep it up!
October 18, 2011 at 3:52 am
how dare u bitch on the nerds site…think about it what are the chances of watching a nightmare on elm street video compared to a frankenstien video very difrent .. so it make sense james would explain more about the movies we less likly to see for our selves…..thank u james and dont listen to the BS ur doing great keep em comming….been a fan since MM 1 (monster maddness)
October 18, 2011 at 5:17 am
This was totally my favorite of the nightmare films. I agree with James, the head in the tv kill was sooo money
October 18, 2011 at 5:24 am
Gawd, let the complainers complain.
They can. They’re allowed. Who cares.
If you want to kiss Jame’s ass, good for you. You can, too. But stop blaming the others for not doing like you.
Anyhow, the videos ARE shorter, but really, what is there to say about Freddy? James obviously loves Frankenstein very much, and wants a lot of people to discover those movies.
Not only are the Freddy movies more recent, they’re also campier and crappier. Definitely made for the pop corn generation of the 80s.
October 18, 2011 at 5:34 am
Wasn’t this film also the basis for the LJN Freddy game? At least with the player having dream personas they could use. Oh and the Freddy snake.
October 18, 2011 at 6:03 am
I know Freddy tries to make deaths look suicides or natural deaths in the real world, but how was the face-through-the-TV supposed to be explained?
October 18, 2011 at 7:00 am
You can complain if you want you can praise if you want but in the reality of it have any of you guys ever tried making all these videos while doing a movie and bringing out new AVGN videos. I give kudos to James not once have I been let down by any of his videos and his site always has new content to browse and watch. People will always bitch and moan about something but I say keep up the good work James looking forward to the AVGN movie
October 18, 2011 at 7:06 am
Dream Warriors is my favorite Elm Street film. Great dream kills, great effects and plenty of Freddy! I love this one.
October 18, 2011 at 7:31 am
This is one of the best ones. It really expands on the original and plays with the conceit of dreams and nightmares. It just has so much imagination. In fact, I’d say it is more like a dark fantasy movie than a horror flick. And yeah, this is the point where Freddy starts joking around more, but works here, because everything he does is just so cruel and mean spirited, not goofy like the later movies. Plus Dokken!
October 18, 2011 at 7:34 am
Yeah! Big up the Pee-wee reference! Good shit man these have been on point all season. Cheers!
October 18, 2011 at 7:44 am
all of you that complain about the length of the video. Do you realize how dificult and time consuming is to make 31 videos and release them once every day for us to wach while taking care of other buisness like the AVGN movie??
ENJOY AND STOP BICHING
October 18, 2011 at 8:37 am
What’s with these complaints about short videos? Monster Madness was ALWAYS short and to the point. It was actually rather spooky seeing 10+ minute videos this time around ^^
October 18, 2011 at 9:10 am
i cant believe you’re all complaining about the shortness. lets see you guys make a video every day and the AVGN series and Bored James and You know whats bull shit and childhood comics and top 10s and regular review and what I think is the most impotent to James right now is getting that AVGN movie done so he can make his own movies. I’d personally love to see a James Rolfe picture playing in my home theater
October 18, 2011 at 9:26 am
For those wondering the titles of the movies in the intro, here they are:
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Machine Girl (2008)
The Borrower (1991)
October 18, 2011 at 9:56 am
Being shorter is a fact, sometimes. Though, this is the only one where it seems like the review was cut short. All the others to this point were completely covered, but this one just seemed to stop. I always felt like the average Monster Madness video was only about 4-5 minutes anyway. So it’s not like it’s been cut down from 10 minutes. In fact it seemed to me that the Frankenstein reviews were the longest Monster Madness videos ever made. O_O
October 18, 2011 at 10:03 am
It’s directed by Chuck Russell who later directed the 1994 Jim Carrey classic The Mask which is based off the Dark Horse Comics series. In fact, New Line originally wanted to adapt the comics into a similar horror/comedy style from the Nightmare series until decided to make it into an action/comedy and as a Jim Carrey vehicle.
October 18, 2011 at 10:05 am
Stop motion, claymation, inventive death scenes and a sense of humor too, this is definetely one of the best in the series. I also thought 4 was pretty good.
October 18, 2011 at 10:08 am
Dont take this as a complaint, because I love Monster Madness.
but I sorta miss the randomness of previous years. There was something to not knowing what movie was coming next.
October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am
3 is also my favorite of the series. Loved it back in the day, today, it doesn’t have the same impact but is still a good movie.
I don’t mind the video lengths of these. There’s not much left to say about Freddy anyway.
October 18, 2011 at 10:46 am
Thank you for educating me, James! Keep up the good work.
October 18, 2011 at 10:49 am
In the beginning I think I saw James Brown am I wrong ????? Good review James has always ..one of my favorite Freddy movie .. It’s the one I remember the most when I was a child( because of the TV head). The first and the third traumatize me has a kid..
October 18, 2011 at 11:42 am
Aahhhh Dream Warriors! I LOVE this movie. This was the first one I saw back in the day, on TV, and I loved it. What is great about this movie and other older slashers is the heroes are actually likable and you don’t want to see them get killed by the villain!
So many modern horror movies miss this key element. After seeing the rest of the movies, this is still my favorite, and I agree that the 1st and 3rd are probably the best of the series, for different reasons, as you said.
October 18, 2011 at 11:59 am
I have no problem with the Freddy videos being shorter, just here to say that Freddy is my favorite slasher icon and Wes Craven is a genius. It’s no surprise that the best NOES films are the first, third and New Nightmare. I only wish that they had let Craven keep his original idea for Dream Warriors. Much more violent and creepy, much like the first. If you ever get a chance, try to find the original script online. It is so much better than the final draft in my opinion.
October 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Guys don’t complain, I don’t see what the big deal is. I mean look back at the other Monster Madness years and they were 3 minutes or less. It’s supposed to be a short commentary on good horror flicks and it’s supposed to make you want to watch the movie for yourself, sure it’s great to get long ones but some movies have more history to talk about than others.
October 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm
I am not a really big fan of older horror movies from over 40 years ago, so I am not really a big fan of Frankenstein or Dracula, I did watch the first couple of episodes of monster madness of the Frankenstein and was hoping that later on he would revisit some movies I am familiar with like Nightmare on elm street. So I have to agree with the people who are sharing their OPINION and in no way of meaning any disrespect cause James busts his ass for this site and community I know. I feel that the freddy movies aren’t really in depth, like there are tid bits here and there, but not as detailed as the older horror movies were. I agree Maybe it is because they are newer and people should be more familiar with them.
To the people bashing the complainers of the length of the movie, just chill out, heck they are sharing their opinion which they have a right to share, just like you guys are expressing yourselves in return. Just Leave them alone and let them express their opinion please.
Who knows, maybe one day James will go and do special movie things were instead of reviewing the actual movie, he gives non well known information about movies, how certain directors tie in with this and that, or actors or something like that, how he was doing with the Frankenstein, just giving information on the newer stuff in the 70′s through 90′s we are all familiar with.
October 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm
not to mention the ultimate moment, the use of Dokken!!!
October 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Precursor to Harry Potter in a elm street movie…hat is sooo awsome.
October 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm
This movie probably has the best collection of Freddy kills but I was rather fond of that cockroach scene from part 4. I hope it gets mentioned…
That fight scene at the end was also cool.
October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm
Everyone has the right to complain but understand that these videos have been made in advance and that he probably has all of this years monster madness done so it’s not gonna change anything. I’ve watched horror movies everyday this month and have done brief written reviews on them for my friends on Facebook. Not only is it hard to find the time to do it, it becomes old very quick. Especially when you bust your ass to get them done only to have people not appreciate what their getting…FOR FREE. The other problem is some movies just don’t need that much explaining. Older movies aren’t about a body count, so it’s easier to go into detail about what’s happening. While I like longer reviews myself, I appreciate the fact that if you haven’t seen these movies, he’s not spoiling them for you. James loves these movies, and he’s gotta love knowing that people are seeing movies based on his reviews. If you’ve seen these movies and are craving more information check out the documentary, “Never Sleep Again.” It’s very thorough.
October 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Just as good as the first one. I tend to ignore the second movie…it just don’t make much sense.
October 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm
I love this one, it’s my favourite one!
October 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm
I love this movie, but I do still prefer the original. This wan does have one of the best effects i’ve seen, or at least they are the most enjoyable to watch.
October 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm
Need to see this now
October 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm
i think i will always love the first one the most because, its acually scary, whereas the sequels got goofy (in my opinion)
October 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm
It’s a double edged sword. Although it has a great plot, and creative effects and kills, it was kinda the birth of unscary,campy Freddy.
October 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
It’s Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness!
October 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Not only is this my favorite of the 6, but it’s got an awesome song to go with it. They play “Dream Warriors” like every Saturday on Vh1 Classic’s Metal Mania. It never get’s old! My favorite line from this one is “Welcome to primetime, bitch.”
October 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Never really got the fuss about this one, myself. I thought it was kinda boring compared to the first.
October 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm
can’t wait to see NOES4 reviewed!
October 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm
They’re gonna have a hell of a time salting the bones and burning the body now that it’s mobile!
October 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Horrible flick and the “death” of Freddy.
Why do the fans enjoy third film so much when it’s so damn bad?
Terrible acting, horrible characters, missing scenes, lack of logic (for a horror film) and pointless plot points.
The whole premise of the film (the dream powers) is redundant.
None of them have any effect on Freddy at all, so much so they may aswell not have the powers in the first place.
If Kirsten’s dream power is she can end her dreams at will…why is she scared of Freddy to begin with? Freddy’s coming, end dream.
In terms of story and plot, I have to say this is the worst of the sequels by far.
It was the exact point where they ruined the Freddy character.
This film is that bad, I’d rahter watch part 6.
October 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm
This is my favorite NOES! And just one of my favorite horror movies period…
Now tomorrow I’ll likely have to see the Debbie cockroach scene…which is so awesome and creative..but at the same time so revolting to me!
October 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm
i love nightmare on elm street. it was my first horror movie i ever saw, and to this day i watch it over and over again. are you going to be doing the puppet master series? always thought those were cool for the claymation and the animatronics.
October 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm
Ever wonder why Nancy’s house became Freddy’s house? AN i dea cam up they didn’t use, unfortunately, was that his mother gave birth to him in a halfway house and that now is 1428 elm street. His mother dies after giving birth. A pimp adopts him and abuses freddy, who one day takes a knife to the pimp and leaves. he becomes an alchoholic nomad and returns to springwood to do odd jobs, but then kills the 20 kids. they should have left that story line in.
October 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm
love it, just hate the tease
I start getting wrapped up in the review and loving it then it ends so quickly
still fun though
October 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm
I’m just waiting to see if James comments on Alice’s Mega Man powers in Nightmare 4 tomorrow. One of Alice’s friends gets killed, and she gets his or her power, just like Mega Man.
October 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm
For the love of Jebus I am NOT seeing Attack Block. It looks fucking terrible! Like Congo on crack but….worse.
October 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Now this one is a drastic improvement over the 2nd, very enjoyable. THIS would have been better as the sequel, greater style and imagination.
October 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm
Hey everyone!! the A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu Ray Collection is on sale now!!!! got my copy today here in Mexico, awesome extra material!! check it out! d:D
October 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm
great work james, I love monster Madness
October 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm
for me. one stands alone by itself and nothing can touch it and from then on 3 is my favorite and New Nightmare is my 2nd and i flip-flop with the rest of them…except for two…tow can go to hell and stay there
or me. one stands alone by itself and nothing can touch it and from then on 3 is my favorite and New Nightmare is my 2nd and i flip-flop with the rest of them…except for two…two can go to hell and stay there
October 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm
James you better make a Megaman comment with the NoES 4 review!
She absorbs her friend’s abilties, LIKE MEGAMAN =D!
Megaman 3- the best game on the NoES, I mean NES
October 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm
I wonder what the last horror series will be. I’m guessing Saw. That had a lot of sequels, and it should probably round out the month.
October 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm
Good review on one of the finest installments of NoES. I remember how notable Dream Warriors was due to the fact that Freddy came out of his sinister shell and became inventive, and even inspiring (supposedly after filming this movie, Jennifer Rubin recieved letters from fans who thanked her death scene where Freddy O.D.’s her for getting them clean). As for Dokken’s inclusion, quite fitting for the theming of the film.
October 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm
My favorite part was when the doctors came in and saw her in the TV. They say, “She must have committed suicide.” Never mind the fact that the tv is 8 feet in the air.
October 18, 2011 at 10:48 pm
The Universal Frankenstein and Hammer Dracula reviews contained spoilers. Basically they dictated the entire story point by point, including the ending. These short videos are relatively spoiler free. I like the shorter format batter. It gives you the basic idea, and James gets across what he likes or doesn’t like about it without making me feel like I might as well skip the movie. I’ve seen all these anyway though.
I wonder what the story is with the unrated version of Nightmare 5. The complete set came with the R-Rated version, and people out there on the internet seem to think the uncut scenes are lost, but I know the unrated version was mass produced on VHS. I saw it many times on home video and cable when I was a boy.
October 19, 2011 at 2:11 am
James you forgot my favorite part of the movie. As a fan of 80′s rock like Ozzy I’m surprised you did too. For this movie Dokken recorded the song Dream Warriors on their album Back for the Attack! widely regarded by fans as their best album!
Thanks for the amazing informative videos as always though. Loved it as always, can’t wait for the Nerd movie!
October 19, 2011 at 2:27 am
I think you are right about fans liking the first and the third most. For me it was first cause it was such a new appoach to horror…for the third…I mean shit…Dokken opens up with a song in the first scene…”Into The Fire”. Then..they theme the movie with Dream Warriors….added bonus for metal \ horror fans. (Which is not a stretch)
October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am
First movie was scary the 3rd was just cool!
October 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm
I love that Dokken was on the soundtrack! \m/
October 20, 2011 at 2:25 am
Meh, the only thing most of the NoES movies are good for is neat effects/kills and cheesy one-liners from Freddy. The first and New Nightmare are the only two legitimately good films out of the entire series.
Not saying that the rest of the series aren’t fun movies (except maybe 5 and 6, 5 in particular pretty hard), I still pull out 3 and 4 from time to time for some laughs. They’re just campy as fuck and can’t be taken seriously.
October 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm
James great review but just one thing and im not critisizing you but the way they brought freddy back at the end is that his bones had to be buried in hallow ground such as a cemetary which they were not so that is how they brought him back
October 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm
I would have to agree. The first will always be a classic. This movie is also very entertaining, but just not quite as good as the first. I barely count A New Nightmare as a sequel but by itself it is a great movie. The rest range from crappy to mediocre. I think I love these movies so much because they scared the shit out of me when i was a kid. Plus Wes Craven is borderline brilliant director. I say borderline because he has been behind some not so great movies. As for the remake; I was not very impressed. For what it is, it’s a half way decent movie, but should not be remembered as part of the series.
October 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Hehe, this one looks fun! Is this the one where Freddy’s playing NES?
a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic
October 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm
I couldn’t disagree more. Nightmare 3 is fucking terrible.
December 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm
You are a fucking idiot
October 22, 2011 at 6:23 am
Definitely my favorite. Good story, badass ’80s effects, and that killer Dokken soundtrack (one of my all-time favorite underrated Metal bands).
On one of the Dokken DVDs, Don Dokken was tlaking about eating pizza with Freddie during the filming of the video, and part of Freddie’s face fell off into the food. Genius!
October 24, 2011 at 2:10 am
Dream wariors was one of the best sequels! i still cannot forget the vain puppet kill!
October 29, 2011 at 8:32 am
This film is, by far, my favorite of the sequels.
October 29, 2011 at 8:38 am
Back in 1988, a friend of mine commented that the holy water wasn’t pure, since it was contained into a liquor bottle, thus Freddy wasn’t buried properly and wasn’t dead. I thought that was a great observation, then and now.
November 1, 2011 at 2:19 am
One of my favorite bits from Never Sleep Again is when they talk about the giant Freddy worm thing that swallows Patricia Arquette. The initial mockup for it had roughly the same coloring as the Freddy makeup. When the producer first got a look at it, he immediately knew it wasn’t going to be in the movie unless some changes were made. Turns out when you make a huge flesh-colored worm and slap Freddy’s head on the end, you basically end up with a huge penis. That’s why it’s much darker and has green slime all over it in the movie, it was the best they could do to not make it look like a dong (spoiler: it still totally looks like a dong).
November 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Im glad you liked the 3rd. ive seen so many people hate it, personally i think its second after the original.
March 1, 2012 at 1:25 am
@Strazdas Huh. That’s odd since the general consensus among fans is that Dream Warriors is the best sequel of them all and the second best Nightmare movie.
March 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm
I’m glad James mentioned the part where she says “Mindy, go get help.” oh wait….
March 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm
love this movie
June 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm
This movie reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. They both take place in a mental instetution, they both have evil staff members and nurses, they both have those circle meetings, where one person gets taken away by the staff. Kristen is like McMurphy, they both shouldnt really be in the mental instetution, and they both have a little bit more knowledge than everyone else. Joey and Phillip remind me of Billy. Billy and Joey both have trouble speaking, and Phillip and Billy both commit suidide. Although Phillips was from Freddy, Billy did it because of nurse Ratched. Nancy reminds me of Cheif in a way. Nancy dies for Kristen. Cheif smothers McMurphy to stop his pain and so evyerone else wouldnt see him like that. They are both good friends. Its kinda feels like nightmare 3 is trying to copy one flew over the cuckoos nest. They r like the same movie aside from the dream stuff with freddy
October 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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