Review: Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street

In 1985 just one year since New Line Cinema released it’s franchise starting horror hit A Nightmare on Elm Street the studio released a highly anticipated sequel.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge was directed by Jack Sholder and written by David Chaskin and follows Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) a teenager who begins having recurring nightmares about Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) after moving into the former home of Nancy Thompson the final girl and original NOES scream queen from the first film.

New Line had another commercial success on their hands but had unleashed the ‘gayest’ horror blockbuster ever – which wasn’t helped by its campy tagline “The Man of Your Dreams is Back”!!!! Continue reading

Horror and the LGBT community

Written by Lewis Mainwaring (Horror fan, writer & LGBT activist)


Forbidden passion and dark, dangerous desires are often central themes in classic Gothic stories which has gone on to form the groundwork of popular Gothic/Horror cinema.

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Therefore it doesn’t take much reasoning to discover why many of the LGBT community, who are often taught that their sexuality is wrong and does not fit society’s view – connect to gothic cinema often on an emotional level; relating and sympathising with the ‘monster’ who has been shunned from society. Whilst harbouring the necessity of secrecy, the persistence of a forbidden passion, and the fear of discovery. Continue reading

Horror Month: Interview with Marshall Bell (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2/Total Recall)

Horror Month – June 2015

marshallbell_boxboxart_160wWe spoke with actor Marshall Bell known for his role as Coach Schneider in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 as well playing the iconic characters of George & Kuato in Total Recall (1990) along-side Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also appeared in many other films and TV shows including memorable roles in Stand By Me & Starship Troopers.

“Hey, I love my job, it’s that simple”

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