Hi, I'm Brandon. I have 28 years of geek experience. Yes, I wear bowties. Bowties are cool. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded geek but my areas of specialty include comics, Superman, Star Wars, movies, Tolkien, The Simpsons, comedy, and more. Apologies in advance.
This old 20/20 video showcases the 80s “satanic panic” that led people to fear heavy metal, Dungeons & Dragons, Stephen King, and horror movies. Listen to the parents and reporters freak out over the dangers of VHS (!) and cartoonish gore. It’s fun to mock them and how silly it all seems, but this is the kind of stuff that did a lot of damage to some people’s lives, such as the West Memphis Three.
I can’t say I like cockroaches (I mean, who does?), but I’m not terrified of them the way some people (my sister) are. Yet, this nightmare from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is one of the scariest in the whole franchise to me. If it were made today, it’d be nowhere near as terrifying because they’d just CGI it up.
I watched this earlier in the week. It’s a four hour documentary about the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. I love that series so I found this to be pretty good. I didn’t watch it all at once, and I was cleaning during it. It doesn’t require your full attention, but if you’re a Freddy Krueger fan, it’s worth checking out. It has inspired to get out my Nightmare box set.
These are the kinds of paper dolls action figures my students make. Freddy and Jason. He kept making the paper dolls action figures and making them fight. He’d rip off limbs until one of them was the winner. Yes, this is the kid who I got a scholarship to Art Camp for.