Yeah its finally here. Keep up the good work. Also unrelated question, why don't you do softly from cable anymore. Just curious. Thanks
Because it was gauche.
Hey Brad, is Shot on Shitteo canceled?
The movie is shot, it just can't be released for legal reasons.
Maybe you could make it a con-exclusive showing? It would be a shame to see this get buried by legal red tape after all this time.
Brad - Maybe it's like what the producer said when their lawyer said they couldn't include "A Fistful of Yen" in Kentucky Fried Movie for legal reasons - "We find another lawyer."
But... But I've been looking forward for Shot on Shitteo ever since it was announced... Now what am I going to watch, another movie you've taken part in? (The answer is yes. I like the writer's cut of Paranoia the first time I saw it, time for a second viewing.)
What we don't ever get to see it? Maybe it could accidentally be leaked and you could put up a paypal so that people could donate to you to help you recuperate the costs.
Legal reasons? Oh dang. Any chance of more information about that? I'd totally been looking forward to it!
Any chance of re-shooting you-know-who's scenes with someone else in the role, and releasing that version?
I'm also kinda hoping you find the Dick Sargent to his Dick York for "The Reviewers" as well.
That reminds me, Brad hasn't put the two episodes up on Screenwave yet! D: I hope he does it soon!
As to making more episodes of "Softly From Cable", that would be cool if that could happen. :-) Perhaps, it might even have a better chance of getting rebooted as an animated/live-action show! :D (By that, I mean Shannon Shears being animated, & the parts of the reviewed movie in live-action.) What say you? ^_^
gonna be hella hard to break that habit. years from now, we'll wake up in a cold sweat as we have PTSD flashbacks to the days when the Blip player would break.
Hey Brad, back in the day when Blip was up, i remember you say thatr Wes Craven ripped off this movie in My Soul to Take, when apparently he never liked Nightmare 2, is that true?
My Soul To Take has a lot of the same plot elements to this film, which though not necessarily ripped off does come across quite indignant when considering how much Wes Craven trashed the story and every aspect to this installment.
I'd personally compare My Soul as like imagine if this were to get a modern day remake but they couldn't use Freddy, and had no understanding of the subtext aspect.
Agh, you get those losing teeth dreams too? I HATE those!
And as for the movie, I saw it a short while back for the first time in maaany years and quickly snarked to myself how the main character could easily be classified as a scream queen...then as the movie went on, I noticed the gay themes and then I just felt like as asshole. But in all honesty, it really wasn't all that bad of a movie, especially as far as horror sequels go, and you actually give a damn about the hero.
Oh, and "Goddammit, Youtube".
I never got one of those dreams
...until I saw Inside Out
damn you Inside Out!
I loved your take on this movie. And I totally agree with you, Jesse does need to be acknowledged. He is the reason I liked this installment so much!! P.S. I still can't get over the fact you know who Jeff Stryker is, if you can work in a Zak Spears reference in a future video, I will love you more than I already do! Great job, Brad!!! :)
thank god for the bigger embeds, i dont have to squint when i watch your videos anymore.
The bigger embeds are the videos that are on Screenwave. The smaller embeds are the ones that are still on YouTube.
i was mainly talking about the blip embeds, which were even smaller than youtubes.
You are looking WAY to into this movie. There's nothing that homerotic in this. You're just seeking it out to be funny.
Hello, I'm Brad Jones, welcome to my site.
Lol, I can smell the burn from here, which is awesome considering I was watching a Freddy Krueger movie.
Mm mm, mm mm mmm! Toasty!
This comment has made my day
1 truely important question, will there be any more 80's Dan, seriously we...I... the world NEEDS more 80's Dan
you must be new here and to reviewing in general, since pretty much every review of this movie makes mention of "homoeroticism" in this movie. Oops!
in the uber-making-of documentary 'Never Skeep Again', the writer flat out admitted that he wrote in some homoerotic subtext. According to him, the direction just resulted in said subtext becoming near in-your-face text.
*Never SLEEP Again. D'oh.
You do of course realize that the writer of the film stated himself that the subject was very intentional on his part, yeah?
The word is "too", genius, get that through your thick skull.
Oh look he's demoted to using the terrible screenwave player just to post this video.
Don't pay attention to this comment. I'm just in a terrible mood and now I see Brad is using a player that only works in the middle of the day.
Funny. It's the middle of the day here but it's not working.
(Shows you the ad, of course)
Actually I signed up for screenwave way before I made this video.
Hey Brad, don’t mean to bother but is there a chance to post videos in different players? I (and apparently others) can’t seem to get screenwave to work. Thanks.
Terrible? Do you even know what you're talking about? If you're having problems with Screenwave, that's on your end I assure you, cause Screenwave works for everyone else.
Agreed; all the people complaining about it not working are mistaken because it is working for them. They just don't know it. Screenwave is a great, top-notch company and they will soon be the #1 video destination on the internet. Tremble in fear, YouTubes!!!
I don't think that's accurate. There's far more than just one person having problems with Screenwave. Screenwave may work for you and a few others but from what I'm seeing, there's a lot of people who can't watch a thing on Screenwave. It's constantly buffering. Stop trying to shame someone because they can't get the video to work.
My uncle Stefan used to dance like that in the 80s and there was no way he is gay. He was and still is a man's man and had a moustache and worked out and everything,
Hmmm..... was he ever in a band with a cop, a construction worker, & a Native American?
"A Man's Man" yup, NO way he was gay...
Using the new Screenwave player to watch your videos feels like I just upgraded from a portable 5" TV to a Flat screen. Shit is nice.
It's the review youtube didn't want us to see.....
Okay for starters, the poster of Freddy's Revenge is probably the best one in the series, it's like this awesome twisted romance novel. Secondly, while I do think part 3 is the better sequel, I've always quite enjoyed part 2 as the black sheep of the franchise. I would rank 4, 5, and 6 on the same level of mediocrity, but part 2 still keeps Freddy scary and weird and is overall a better movie. Jesse is also the only male lead in this series and Brad's totally right about his performance. The bedroom scene is goddamn terrifying, (GRADY NO!), and he seems more emotionally devastated since he's directly involved with the deaths. Thirdly, BIRD EXPLOSION.
It is interesting how Jesse's the only character not to be brought back in any capacity (I can't remember if he's in Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash 2, but that book does terrible work with its characters so maybe that's for the better). The way I see it is that this is the film version of an episode of Freddy's Nightmares, where we just keep getting individualized stories that are loosely connected but revolve around different groups of kids in Springwood getting terrorized by Freddy. And that's very easily how the film series could have gone instead of continuing to go back to reoccurring characters like Nancy, Kristen and Alice (who somehow manages to survive the entire franchise and comic series).
So I completely agree with Brad on this one.
is this gonna be a series of reviews or just a one off for this particular film
I really like this movie despite its issues, the Gay aspect never really bothered me anyways. It's much better than NOES5, Dead and FVJ.
Great review as always, Brad. Glad to see you're on Screenwave now. I do have a question. Are you allowed to show nudity on Screenwave? If not, you might want to edit and censor Jessie's bare ass in the fight scene with Grady.
Bare ass was fine even on blip.
Really? Then why didn't you show the bare ass whipping the coach got? I thought that would've been a joke goldmine for you.
Yeah, and what about all those bare asses in the Sleepaway Camp review?
So much fresh chicken...
I hope you're paying attention, Brad: if there's one thing your audience wants, it's MORE BARE ASS. Now.
I'd be happy just to see Snob's, tbh. I already have a pretty good idea of its general shape and contours (I have a few sketches), but it'd be nice to have everything square in my head with a decent visual aid.
Kaputnik, you can see Brad's ass, and even his dick, on the Cinema Snob DVD entitled "Nudies, Rudies, and Crudies." It's in the Snob's store. The episode where the Snob bares all is called "48 Hours Of Hallucinatory Sex."
I haven't seen it, but he's Irish, so I'm guessing "small and hairy".
Well, I've never paid for porn before... guess there's a first time for everything.
Finally the nightmare is over! Youtube is banished once more!
Wow, this seems less like a homosexual subtext movie and more like a serial killer subtext movie. I mean, it could be both, but really this just seems like a guy who desires to kill his family and friends, but love banishes his desires to be a serial killer in the end. And it's very good at that.
You could make a good argument that Freddy comes out to kill the coach after the main character learns that he goes to S&M places (and is presumably gay), and that he also kills Grady because of his gay feelings, but then what about the other victims? Does he want to bone his sister because he's gay or is it that he wants to be her because he's actually trans? Why does he show up to the party, is he an exhibitionist? The girl that he's attracted to? I mean yes, he is saved from Freddy by straight love, but without the two victims, that would just be standard evil is defeated by love plot. It doesn't really work if you really think about it. At best, you could say that Freddy has some bizarre power to manifest in the world by utilizing confused sexual feelings and that the subsequent stuff all happens with Freddy outside, but then the sister is still unexplained....
Freddy is a pedophile maybe that was just freddy's feelings not the kid's
JWPlayer is ass. Cant watch 20 seconds without shit freezing or stuttering.
The same thing kept happening to me also.
This one's okay. I put it a little bit below Dream Child, which I think is an underrated entry in the series.
New Nightmare is my personal favorite in the series, second place is a tie between the original and Dream Master but after those three it's Dream Warriors, Dream Child, Freddy's Revenge, and then Dead in dead last.
FvJ is somewhere along with the original and Dream Masters, it's too much of a shared entry to judge by either series' standards.
Although I haven't seen the remake so I can't comment.
Can't get video to work
Screenwave, Blip; either way, it's not gonna play on a mobile device.
Screenwave plays on my Kindle just fine. :)
Blip required a special app, but the app worked okay.
I use a Samsung Android smartphone, which is riddled with loading problems every time I try to play the video on it. (Though the ad works okay, of course.) Does Screenwave require an app too?
It doesn't need an app on my Kindle, but your device may vary.
I guess see if there's a Samsung Android app for Screenwave, or it could be your browser needs updating.
I don't know. I'm not really an expert here, but I hope you find a way to watch it.
The problem with viewing the videos on a smart phone is the flash video encoder. Android used to support flash, but about 2 years ago they pulled support so you can't view flash files or flv videos on a typical browser. There is a browser on the app store called "puffin" that will run flash though.
Wow never seen this movie or have heard people mention it much just the other sequels. its interesting i might check it out
I fucking love this movie, I don't get the hate.
There are people who legitimately think that Elm Street 2 is one of the worst in the series. I've never met anyone who says it's their favorite, but I thought that most people were pretty middle of the road about this movie.
Can't get it to work on firefox or chrome
Nope, still going with this is my least favorite in the series, albeit maybe not the worst.... Dream Warriors is my favorite, and sure 5&6 sucked, but I still liked them more... heck I like reboot 1 more, but dislike the makeup... to each their own...
As far as the originals go, this is the one i like least, it may be a better movie than some of them, but i didn't find it entertaining at all.
First slasher flick I ever saw so its always held a special place for me. Then again I also like The Dream Child. Part 4 can fuck right off though.
It could of used the Bros.
BTW, Mark Patton has a documentary coming out called, "Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street" Sounds really interesting.
Cool. I was hoping Brad would go with Screenwave.
Alright! A review of a movie I've heard of, yay! Seriously though, this is a criminally underappreciated sequels. Yeah there's questionable stuff but it's the last time Freddy was downright scary before, as good as Dream Warriors may be, he became a joke.
Also, mark your calendars for Sept. 1st we (finally!) get Mad Max: Fury Road on dvd & blu ray & then Sept. 18 we get what looks like a GOOD Johnny Depp performance in Black Mass. Sorry, I'm sure you all know this already & I don't mean to question your intellects but damn it, I'm just so excited!!!!
I found The Snob extra smarmy and Snobby and I love it!
If that was Grady, and I'm not convinced it was, where was Fred Sanford, Lamont, or Aunt Esther?!
Brad, are those original Caligula and Sleep Away Camp posters?
11:13: Wait, this scene looks very familiar:
Zappa poster! And a good album, too!
Another reboot? I'm calling Walton Goggins as Freddy!
I wouldn't be surprised if the stuntman playing Freddy for 5 sec was Ken Kirzinger, or "Jason" from Freddy vs. "Jason". Reminds me of the same bland, Frankenstein performance >=(
I think Freddy's Revenge is a decent movie. It doesn't strike me on any great level, but man, I can't see how people can call this shit when The Dream Child & Freddy's Dead exist in this franchise. Those are horrible movies. And yes, Mark Patton does a really damn good job in this movie. The psychological torment is strongly on display in his performance.
And congrats on getting Screenwave up and running. I've never had a real problem with the player, and so, I hope this streamlines the output of content.
Brad, what did you think of Wes Craven's New Nightmare? It gets a lot of grief, but I think it's one of the best of the franchise. Scary Freddy, decent acting, and a very unique spin on the horror franchise.
He's mentioned before that he really likes it. In fact, aside from the original Nightmare, I think it's the only Wes Craven film he's specifically mentioned genuinely liking (in contrast to his hatred of Last House on the Left, My Soul to Take and of course the Scream franchise, plus some ribbing on Deadly Friend and Music of the Heart). Though Craven has made plenty of films aside from those, so there could be others he likes. (I don't know if he talks about this in the My Soul To Take video, since it went down with blip.)
Having a few difficulties with the player and can't download it to watch it on my tv later either. Guess I'll have to watch it in small chunks or in lesser resolution. Anyways, time to watch this MANLY horror movie, bro!!
I can't believe you want this remade Brad. It'll just turn into a Michael Bay atrocity with Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox playing these characters. Not to mention the glove turning into some crystal skull crap with Freddie being an alien transformer.
Is it bad to say that i would watch that? Because that sounds amazing.
Is there any way to download this? I don't stream.
You can use youtube-dl (1) to download the video after you get the correct url from the page source. I'm glad he at least switched away from evil YouTube (2).
So glad to see this review (although I can't help but notice that it doesn't seem to have been accepted by YouTube)! I really enjoyed it. I haven't watched the movie, but it definitely looks better than some of the later sequels, which were pretty terrible.
Is anyone else getting distortion at the very bottom of the player?
I think the gay symbolism was really dumb and annoying in this movie but I still think it's a great horror movie despite it. This is my favorite Elm Street movie I think it had a lot of great ideas
Hey, Brad. Sup.
I'm surprised there weren't more Tim Noah jokes in this one. Feel like this review could have used more. But great episode, regardless.
I never knew that there even was gay symbolism in this movie. Even after watching this review I still didn't see any gay symbolism.
Funny review. I almost missed it due to my phone and computer having issues with screenwave. Sure wish the Bros could of watched it. Would of capped of an awesome trilogy. I understand it couldn't happen due to Jake and all, but it would of been awesome. Even the lady Bro would of been sweet.
I use to hate this movie, but now I have grown to like it for its weird plot and execution. It's up there with Halloween 3 and Friday the 13th part 5 for misunderstood horror sequels.
Looking forward to the next review. Hopefully more Italian Splatter movies.
Is Musical March (in September) 2 coming out next week? WTF Hollywood musicals are my favorite reviews.
When I was a kid, nobody liked this movie because "it's gay." I will never forget the incredulous film board post left by some anonymous blogger 13 years ago sputtering, "I can't believe they put the gay stuff in. I just can't believe it."
And I'm sitting here thinking: "...what's so hard to believe?" And I went all my life thinking it's a pretty good movie if you're not a homophobic asshole.
Then, a few years ago, a critic on a podcast says HE hates this movie because (wait for it) "It's homophobic." ...all right, fuck it, I can't win.
Great review, Snob. This is my second favorite "Elm Street" flick after "A New Nightmare," although, I confess, I watch this one more often, and it boasts my favorite portrayal of Freddy. (It seems impossible to imagine that Robert Shaye actually wanted to replace Robert England for some schlub in a fright mask.) The queer subtext (aka, the 80s-suburbian-closeted-gay-guilt subtext) was totally lost on me until I bought (and over one wonderful weekend watched the entirety of) the mid-90s boxset, but it seems inescapably obvious to me now. The writers say it was never their intention, but it's hard to tell if they're being cheeky (no pun?) or oblivious. Plus, it's got great dialogue, and even better bad dialogue ("If you want to play with animals, Mr. Walsh, join the circus."), to rival even Craven's occasionally awkward wording in the original. Brady is my favorite "Elm Street" character. And even if it doesn't "follow the rules" established in the first movie and the following sequels, it's still a flat-out great 80s horror flick, in part, because it is SO 80s. I know this is your favorite "Elm Street" flick, Brad, and I've been looking forward to you finally getting around your Snobification of it; trust me, it was worth the wait.
They're rebooting the series again? Will Freddy get a new backstory as a sensitive but nihilistic poet and artist who killed those kids for his performance art set and then got killed by the parents? By which I mean they all posted negative reviews about Freddy's "Childhood's End" installation performance art piece driving Freddy insane and making him haunt and destroy the dreams of the children of those people so as they would empathise how dreams can come crushing down and turn to dust? Will it be like that? ... Wow, I just realised I put more effort into creating the backstory for this new reboot than the writers probably did and while my idea sucks it is still much better than whatever crap they're trying to come up with. Maybe Freddy has a Twitter account in the new film through which he haunts people?
Don't know if you ever wikipedia Mark Patton but, he probably wont be able to do a cameo in a Freddy movie. If what Wikipeida said is correct. He's got health issues.
If you watch the Never Sleep Again documentary, they outright admit there was no subtext and it was all upfront and intentional from the start.
The silly subtexts that I was making in the video were just jokes =) I have the Snob make outrageous subtexts about movies all the time, that's kind of his thing. I was simply poking fun at all reviews Elm Street 2 got.
The "obvious Robert Englund stand in" was not actually a stand in.
They started the film without Robert and actually cast someone else as Freddy, as the producers didn't want to pay Robert more money (after becoming more famous) and felt that anyone could play Freddy as the actor is covered in make-up.
When they realised how crap this new actor was they hired Robert.
There are several shots still in the film that have the original actor as Freddy.
Freddy finally got his revenge for getting fingered.
"The safety word is 'bitch.'"
... was that a Rick and Morty reference?
Even the makers of this film has called it ridiculously gay. And I believe that the writer was gay, himself?
Wes Craven is dead.
Review Scream next week and I will love you forever.
Wow, he really is dead. That's unfortunate timing.
Am I the only one who can enjoy both scary Freddy and comedian Freddy? Guess so :(
Wow, what an unhappy coincidence posting this review so soon before Wes Craven died.
Great review! I really enjoyed it! I, personally, found the snob snarking on everyone finding gay subtext but not harping on it himself kinda ingenious really. I appreciate it when people go for the unexpected route.
Brad, I love you .. you cheeky boy you! lol Any chance you'll do any of the other sequels? This was a great review man!
Kincaid from dream warriors would kick jessie's ass then celebrate by bending the legs on a metal chair
How did he not mention the gayest part of the whole movie, the coach getting whipped with belts on his bare ass?
Yeah, he left that out and that both the director and lead actor are gay in real life. The entire movie is the director's fucked up obsession with S%M and gayness, similar to how Clive Barker (who's also gay in real life) is obsessed with the same weird shit, something that's common in the gay community for some weird reason (well, they do get off on sodomy so i guess it kinda makes sense?)
If you dream that your teeth are falling out it means that a relative or loved one will die soon
Kinda weird that Brad talks about the gay subtext of the film but leaves out the fact that both the lead actor and director are gay in real life. I bet the lead actor slept with the director to get the role lol.
Here's a good question...why does freddy (only in this movie) has knives coming out of his fingers? He has his glove when you see him in the dream world but when he's in the real world he doesn't have his glove but instead has his knives coming out of his fingers. I do think it looks cool but it's never explained or mentioned in this movie and why this is the only movie to do that.
I've been waiting to see this review since I read that it had been done. Not having a decent computer at home and not even bothering to try to watch it at the library with everyone else catching it over my shoulder, I can proudly say that this is the first thing I looked up and watched on my brand new laptop I just brought home from the store just a few hours ago. And now, to leave a comment for "The Apple" review. Hoping you're doing well and having a happy new year, Chris. (That's what the C in TAPKAC stands for)
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.