A “re-imagining” of Nightmare on Elm Street monster, Freddy Krueger. I watched the first NoES when I was about 5 years old, with my mom, while eating dinner. It was awesome. Freddy sorta became my favorite franchise guy – fitting as I’ve never seen a Halloween movie (I actually did see Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but since it’s got nothing to do with the others, I suppose it doesn’t count) or a Friday the 13th (Freddy vs. Jason doesn’t count either). After 3, and up until New Nightmare, the NoES series pretty much sucks, as Freddy became a jokey joke jokester – a warm and cuddly slasher your youngest children can love (then again, I was 5, but I was a weird fucked up little kid).
As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do likenesses, and it seems even more ridiculous to try to match a creature like Freddy to what Robert Englund looks like in the make-up. For that matter, whenever I see comic based on a tv show or movie, it always immediately disconnects with me to see that the drawings are so heavy photo-referenced just so the characters look like the actors. Film and Comics are two different things, and I think that, as long as an artist gets the “feel” of the character, who gives a fuck if they go “off model”. So fuck David Boreanaz and William Shatner (second Shatner mention! Score!) and their egos. Or their Eggos. Let artists… um… art. Leave them alone! The amount of photo-reference needed for licensed comics ruins any energy that makes a comic a comic.
And yeah, you can apply that to any comic that uses actors to sub in for characters.
Anyhoo, to help keep me in the Halloween spirit, I started my annual tradition of only listening to The Misfits in my car for the rest of the month, and I’ve reordered my Netflix queue to only get horror movies for the next few weeks. Feast 2 is at the top of my queue, but it’s a “Very Long Wait” at this point. So instead, today, I got I, Madman, May, and The Woods.
Be back tomorrow.