Friday, October 12, 2012

Favorite Scene Friday: A Nightmare In The Escape Hatch

October is officially in full swing and you know what that means:  Horror Movies Galore!  We love horror movies here in the Hatch and we love to share them with you even more.  As I was trekking through my memories of such movies, I couldn’t help but to keep coming back to Freddy and his manicure fetish.  There are officially 9 movies featuring the charcoaled character and while half of them may be uber-lame, half of them are really unforgettable.  I didn’t care much for the most recent in this series, the remake starring Jackie Earle Haley (in his defense, he had a lot to live up to), to be honest I was kind of bored throughout the whole thing.  Maybe I need to give it another chance.  My personal favorites are numbers 1, 3, and 7 (New Nightmare) and while all three contain at least one or two scenes of “okay, they could’ve done without that” the majority of their run-times make for vividly appalling entertainment, but you know, in a good way.  

Not only does he have 9 movies on his IMDB page, Freddy has also appeared in television, “Freddy’s Nightmares” – 44 episodes; video games, a 1989 NES game based on the original movie and more recently in the 2011/12 version of “Mortal Kombat (Komplete Edition)”; and music, most notably (see below – couldn’t find an official video, but the lyrics alone are fun as hell) the hilarious “A Nightmare On My Street” by none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.  That’s a helluva resume and what we here in the Hatch refer to as an Icon.  So today’s Favorite Scene Friday is not only one scene from one movie, but Freddy’s entire kill list.  Some are horrific, some are funny, some are weirder than they should be, and some are just downright delightful.  So if you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, check out which kills you like best and post them below (disclaimer:  not included are the kills from the Earle Haley version).  I’ve also included, due to my lack of memory, a few music videos to make up for missing this past Monday.  I hope you enjoy them and at the same time forgive the cloud that stands in place of what most refer to as:  my memory.  Happy Friday, Killers and don’t forget to SCREAM!!!



  1. That's a lot of kills. My favorite is probably Phillip's (the one where he turns the guy into a puppet). I barely remember some of those deaths - I need to rewatch a few of the later films, although Freddy started to turn into a Looney Tunes character in some of his later movies.

    My favorite movies are the same as yours, although Freddy v Jason is in there as well. And I have an odd appreciation for the 2nd movie. It's pretty goofy but it's a great '80s horror goofiness. And then there's this, which I find hilarious:

  2. When you have horror icons rapping they have forever lost whatever made them scary before. Although that Nightmare on My Street at least had the right tone, and had a somewhat scary ending

  3. Ooooh that Fresh Prince thing is painful. I just watched that 4 hr documentary the Nightmare on Elm Street legacy and it was a great trip down memory lane. Made me remember how much I liked Nightmare 2 despite its many flaws. 1 was the best, they never beat that!