92 - A Nightmare on Elm St. (2010)

As we hit the first actual remake in The Autumn of the Remakes, it becomes painfully clear that film critics don’t know what they want. The year 2010 gave them a movie that improved on the deeply flawed original adventures of one Frederick Krueger and they rejected it. They wrinkled their noses at its deliciously appropriate darkness, at Jackie Earl Haley’s monstrous performance, at the nerve the story had to try to actually make sense. Listen to Alex and Julio try to vindicate the completely underrated return to Elm Street and let them convince you it’d be awesome if we actually got a sequel or two to THIS version.

PHOTO: Freddy’s all grown up now.

PHOTO: Freddy’s all grown up now.


00:00:00 - 00:43:40 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:43:41 - 00:45:23    X-men Origins: Freddy

00:45:24 - 01:26:50       Real Talk

01:26:51 - 01:34:00 Plugs and bye-byes


- Alex continues his journey down the rabbit hole of video game YouTube deep-dives. This time, he urges you to check out TripleJump’s EVERY BATMAN VIDEO GAME RANKED FROM WORST TO BEST.

- Friend of the show, Mark Beal’s new movie BLOODSUCKER’S PLANET is available to stream on Amazon!

- As usual during this time of the year, it’s time to start getting ready for the OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL! If you can be in Austin on December 5-8, you should get a badge and meet Alex and Julio over there!

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI. Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he’s written on his own website. Don’t know Spanish? He also did a podcast in English called LIVING IN PERU, about immigrants in - where else - Perú.

Up next, the first bonus episode of The Autumn of the Remakes: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1947)!!! Special guests Ryan and Bartek from SPIT & POLISH will be joining us as we check out an original whose remake we analyzed a few episode ago. Until then, let us know how you feel about the Elm Street remake! Is New Freddy an Improved Freddy? Do you welcome the darkness? How about those micro-naps? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!