The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

British Horror 'Whispers' Continues to Scare Up U.S. Audiences The Best Retro Horror Games The 12th Annual Salt City Horror Fest Returns to New York this April Death By Sport: Surprise Sporting Goods That Kill
Craig Rees and Keeley Hazell Haunted in 'Whispers' - OUT 21 March The Devil is Real as New 'Holy Terror' Trailer Makes its Debut Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies


Category: Horror News

ELM STREET REALITY SHOW

Steven Davies Posted: 17 June, 2004 at 09:59 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

ELM STREET REALITY SHOW

Variety reports:

CBS and New Line Television are hoping to scare up viewers with a reality take on the studio's 'Nightmare on Elm Street' franchise.

Eye has ordered six episodes of 'Nightmare on Elm Street: Real Nightmares,' an hourlong unscripted skein in which viewers will be given the chance to confront their worst fears head-on. Robert Englund -- who plays Freddy Krueger in the films -- has signed on to host the show, sans scary makeup.

New Line TV senior VP Jon Kroll will serve as exec producer, with Star Price ('Penn & Teller: Bullshit!'), Rick Ringbakk ('The Missy Elliott Project') and Tony Yates ('Mad, Mad House') co-exec producing.

At the start of each seg, Englund will drop in on viewers and ask them to detail their worst nightmare. A visual effects team, led by Oscar-winning f/x artist Peter Kuran ('Star Wars,' 'X-Men 2'), will bring those nightmares to life via elaborate recreations.

The skein's hook: Nightmare-racked viewers will be given the chance to complete a challenge or stunt that will give them a chance to face their fears directly.

'If it's a nightmare about falling, you can bet someone's going to be taking a plunge,' Kroll said. 'You won't see all the rigging involved (with the stunt). It's going to feel like a movie, not a garishly lit reality show.'

Kroll said Englund will serve as ' a dark shrink, a Vincent Price type who will analyze their dreams. Hopefully through Robert, they'll be able to sleep peacefully at night because he's helped them overcome their nightmare'.

Englund said he's 'eager to discover what lurks in America's nightmares, so I can visit my victims -- I mean, guests -- and find out what makes 'em scream.'

Each episode of 'Real Nightmares' will feature three frightfests, with every hour self-contained -- and, thus, syndie-friendly. While participants will get an appearance fee, as of now, there are no plans to crown a winner or offer a cash prize a la NBC and Endemol's wildly successful 'Fear Factor.'
Instead, Kroll said the payoff will be in seeing someone face down their personal demons.

'There have been other shows that deal with people getting into scary situations,' he said. 'In this show, every single piece will be about someone directly confronting some part of their own psyche.'
While Englund won't be donning his Freddy face for 'Real Nightmares,' Kroll said the actor is an 'absolutely compelling personality' even in his own skin.

'He can be as scary out of makeup as he is in makeup,' Kroll said, adding that 'Real Nightmares' won't always take itself too seriously.
'We want it to be highly entertaining, terrifying and always unpredictable, but there's also a sense of fun around the 'Nightmare' movies, and we want to keep that,' he said.

The 'Nightmare' franchise, started by horrormeister Wes Craven, is marking its 20th anniversary this year and has spawned seven sequels, most recently last year's 'Freddy vs. Jason.'

Courtesy of Variety

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 17 June, 2004 at 09:59 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Variety



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT! WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN My Father Die on DVD WIN The Beaster Bunny on DVD
WIN a copy of ANTIBIRTH on DVD WIN Fright Night on Blu-ray
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com