Welcome back to Fortress of Baileytude Showcase Presents, the very irregular show here at the Fortress of Baileytude Podcasting Network where I talk about anything I feel like. Most of the time it is out of the realm of the subjects I normally talk about and it’s always meant to be fun or informative or cathartic.
This time out I want to celebrate Halloween and what better way than to talk about my favorite horror movie franchise of all time with a couple of friends? Joining me to talk about all of the above are Melinda and Aaron from the amazing Dreamland: The Retroblasting Podcast. Our subject?
The original A Nightmare on Elm Street came out in 1984 and introduced the world to Freddy Kruger. Since then we have gotten six films in the original series, a meta-textual sequel, a team-up movie, a remake of the original as well as comic books, a television series, board games, trading cards and so much more. Freddy was also a major presence on MTV during the late eighties, so it’s fair to say that the Nightmare franchise became a big part of the pop culture landscape. Melinda, Aaron and I talk about all of it to one extent or another in addition to telling our Nightmare origin stories, our favorite movies in the franchise and a very deep conversation about A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, which is largely considered to be the worst of the original series.
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