Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

New Nightmare (1994)

Robert Englund: I think they'd like to see us together again.

Heather Langenkamp: In what, a romantic comedy?

Robert Englund: Just because it's a love story
doesn't mean it can't have a decapitation or two.

If only Hollywood took this advice to heart more often. You name a rom-com and I'll bet you a hundred bucks it could've been made better with at least one head separated from its owner.

Picture it: Annie Hall's famous lobster scene, only beside a lobster on the floor there's Grammy Hall's racist noggin to deal with too. The comedy writes itself, people. He was what she'd call A Real Jew... Til He Cut Off Her Head! Et cetera, so forth.



SeangSTM said...

Is it wrong that I love, love, love New Nightmare?

Aside from the last 10 minutes, I really think it is the only sequel worthy of Wes Craven's name (regardless of his level of participation in the previous films).

From the undeniably first "Stab" at the concept that would eventually become Scream, the idea of treating the film as "real life" was ingenious. And it works because the people involved are all so committed, even the ones who have small cameos (like John Saxon).

Just wanted to show some New Nightmare love.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm excited to be following you on Twitter. :)

Jason Adams said...

There's nothing wrong with loving NN at all! NN is fantastic. I too think it falls apart with that amazingly terrible CG at the end and the sort of silly romp thru that Nightmare world - although Freddy's tongue never stops freaking me out, no matter how many of his movies they pull that trick in - but up until then it's terrifically smart and makes Freddy scary again. It's easily my second fave Nightmare after the first one, and sometimes I like it just as much.