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What’s Freddy’s Favorite Treat this Year? Tequila, Bitch!

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DC briefly caught up with Robert Englund today to chat about his plans for Halloween, and yup, the great gloved one is planning on taking it kinda easy this year with a stack of movies and a case of Hornitos Tequila that the company recently sent along to him.

What's Freddy's Favorite Treat this Year?  Tequila!Anticlimactic, you say? Not until you realize that Englund is only sticking close to home to keep some hellraising fans the hell off of his lawn. Here’s how the ever-breathless man himself briskly explained things to me:

“This year I gotta protect my yard – I’m gonna go home and guard the yard. Because I got hit by fans last year – they toilet-papered my house and they melted a giant paraffin Freddy claw on the bricks coming up to my front door. So what I’m gonna do is I’m letting my wife hand out some real fancy candy this year, and I’ve got a stack of DVDs that I’ve been accumulating all year from the various film festivals I attend or sometimes I’m on the jury of a film festival in Europe or here in the States. And a lot of young directors and independent directors come up and give me their little horror movies and I’m kinda behind on watching ‘em. So I’m inviting some people over, and the good people at Hornitos gave me a complimentary case of tequila. So I’m gonna have a little tequila party at the house, and I’m gonna be upstairs, well-lubricated, and we’re gonna go through this stack of DVDs on the flat screen. Occasionally, I think I’ll wander out on the balcony and growl and cackle at the Freddy fans and make sure they don’t mess with my yard. [With Freddy’s voice] ‘DON’T TRICK FREDDY, PUNKS!’”

“Well-lubricated,” eh? Thank you, Robert – the idea of Freddy getting sloshed just made my Halloween, but hearing Freddy’s voice come blasting through my phone just made my year. I’ll drink to that!

Here’s the recipe for the “Devil’s Handshake”, a new cocktail Englund plans on trying this year. Consider it a special Halloween treat for you fans who will, like me, want to imagine that you’re possibly drinking the same thing Krueger is at the same time:

What's Freddy's Favorite Treat this Year?  Tequila!1 ½ parts Hornitos™ Plata Tequila


3/4 parts lime juice

1/2 part simple syrup


1 part pineapple juice


1 tsp sweet ginger puree


1/4 part egg white

For those who want to try other Freddy-inspired cocktails, there is a batch of varying recipes out there (my favorite of which contains vermouth, vodka and a habanero chili). One Freddy drink that Englund recalls is, appropriately, a spin on a Boilermaker. “I actually had one offered to me by a girl dressed as Freddy, with one of the sweaters on as a mini-skirt. She had fishnet nylons, high heels and the Freddy fedora and the glove and everything. And that was a pretty interesting drink!”

Here’s to your Halloween, Mr. Englund!

Chris Haberman

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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