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Well, I just realized that I’ve been working backwards when it comes to appearances for Alice… Think of it as, we are going back to the future!
Now what is left for her character, is there any more source material? I’m glad to say there is and I’m not talking about fan fic, but there are some really good fan fic stories out there, but that’s a subject for another time. In 1991-92 a six part mini series called Nightmares on Elm Street was being released monthly that saw Freddy returning and it is up to Nancy, Alice and Dr. Gordon to stop him before Elm Street becomes a blood bath.
Okay, Let me say I haven’t red this series… I know, I know. How could a fan like myself not read about the one character he likes the most? Easy, I haven’t found a legit copy. Sure I’ve seen bootleg copies, screen shots and even a website that has the whole series and all you gotta do is it hit download, but I want the real thing. Over the years I seen the series on eBay go for a pretty penny. I’ll hold off until then, but I do know what the story is about, give me that. But since I can’t speak on them… Maybe one of you can ask Krueger Nation’s own host what he thinks about them, I know he has a few copies lying around his boiler room.
Lastly we have the novelization for The Dream Master and Dream Child. Both stories are collected in one book. The stories pretty much reads as the movie plays, but there are some differences. Like in the Dream Master, the book has Rick’s original death and not the Kung Fu fighting scene like in the film. Same goes for the Dream Child, the books ending is a bit different. Also included in this book are black and white stills from the Dream Master.
There you have it, everything you need to know about one of the coolest characters from the Elm Street franchise. I hope you all enjoyed what I had to say and if you have any recommendations or if I missed anything about Alice Johnson post in the comments below.
Also I would like to think Johnny Krueg for bringing me back for another round of nightmare fun. Until next time, you can find my work at DrunkenZombie.com and Doiner.com or read my ramblings by following @AdorableDoiner on Twitter. Massive!
Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed part one of Where is Alice Johnson? Now let’s go back in time before Alice joined the Nightmare Warriors she made an appearance in 1991 in the short story Dead Highway, Lost Roads. That story is part of Nightmares on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger’s Seven Sweetest Dreams.
The story takes place seven years after part five (The Dream Child), Alice is married to a guy named Steven, but there is not much on him. He is a businessman of some kind that makes a good amount of money. Alice’s father is alive, but in and out of rehab for drinking and let’s not forget her son Jacob he is present in the story, but only in the dream world.
The story revolves around serial killer Karl Stolenberg who’s on death row and while being transferred to another jail where the electric chair waits him, a detour takes him off the beaten path where he meets the one person who can set him free.
The overall story is about a B+ at best. Alice and Jacob have small roles in the story, but nothing like she was in Nightmare Warriors. As for Jacob, he’s still a kid so there’s not really any character development… If you want to know what’s Freddy is up to in this story, go buy the book, I’m not spoiling nothing.
Dead Highway, Lost Roads is written by Philip Nutman.
Also, if you are looking to purchase this book start with Amazon they usually have it for dirt cheep, but it’s worth a read.
To Be Continued…
By: Derrick “Doiner” Reed
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Massive One is back! And it’s time once again to talk about The Dream Master, well mostly the character of Alice Johnson and her events after The Dream Child.
The most notable appearance for Alice came in 2009 with the comic Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: The Nightmare Warriors… I liked the concept, having characters that faced Freddy or Jason in the past to team up as a group and take down the forces of evil.
My biggest concern was how are they going to use the Alice character and how the writers were going to integrate her into the story.
The way she was introduced was great, it gave me that feeling of watching The Dream Master once I saw her and her son in a movie theater. It was a great throwback too.
The setup for Jacob (Alice’s son) to stay behind with Stephanie and have her try to seduce him… After reading the dialog I was taken out of the story by certain lines she said because I see Jacob as a strong character, like a John Connor and he wouldn’t fall for that nonsense because he would be aware of what was going on even though it was a dream. Having Alice give her dream powers to her son and the way she died was a good ending to her character.
With Jacob now having the dream powers and bringing back the dream warriors thanks to Kristen and then Alice it was cool to see an X-Men style team up with everyone taking on Freddy and the deadites. Once Jacob got sliced by Freddy I didn’t want him to die and finding out he didn’t it was Awesome, because you never know there might be a part four in this series and I would like to see him come back.
Overall, it’s a worth your time to sit down and read this comic not just for Alice, but the many surprises throughout the book.
To Be Continued…
That’s right The Massive One is back with another A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master home video inside look.
I recently perched A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master on DVD, I know I’m late to the party. Since the 1999 VHS box set release there was no reason for me to double dip and buy the DVDs. Since then, yeah I bought A Nightmare on Elm Street on DVD – the Infinifilm edition and found New Nightmare used for dirt cheap. And both films has some kind of commentary or behind the scenes features. Back to The Dream Master, if you will. I retired my 1999 VHS copy of Nightmare 4, the tracking was getting bad and the tape has been eaten twice by my VCR. But I’m going to miss the days of working the tracking out and rewinding the tape, but the future is here and with my brand new DVD here’s what I have to say.
First, the VHS interviews are missing from the DVD that you would find at the very end of the VHS after the credits. The only special features on the DVD is a Theatrical Trailer for said film, Jump to a Nightmare, Cast & Crew – where you can read up on the cast, and lastly Audio Options… Really! Audio Options, you mean subtitles is an extra and so is 5.1 Surround Sound… Oh Massive I hit the jackpot. If you gotta call audio options an extra you’re just trying to fill extra DVD memory.
As I stated before, a cast or director’s commentary would make this bare bones DVD a Massive buy from day one. But since it doesn’t have any of that I’m still happy I bought the DVD. It’s my all time favorite horror film that has a great soundtrack, effects and a heroine that kicks ass and is still alive and well after the sequel ends… Unless you read the comics, but that’s a story for another time. This is The Massive One telling all of you to check out more of my work at Drunken Zombie and be sure to follow DZDoiner. Also a Massive thank you to Johnny Krueg for bringing me back to Krueger Nation one more time! Massive.
Welcome back! Last we left off we were talking about the VHS rerelease for A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Now you are returned to your regular scheduled programming.
Remember when the remake for Friday The 13th was being hyped far and wide, what good came from that? Well if you said the Deluxe Editions and His Name Was Jason you Sir and or Madam know your horror history. So, I told you that to tell you this. Remember when the remake for A Nightmare On Elm Street was being hyped far and… Yeah, a lot of people thought Deluxe Editions was going to be released and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Nightmare 4 I could see it now… Commentary with Lisa Wilcox, Deleted Scenes and Interviews by Cast and Crew but as history or New Line told us there wasn’t even a thought of Deluxe Editions. Only thing we got was a rehash box set with new art work. That is what I call a Massive Fail and bad marketing, and The Massive One knows marketing. Don’t believe me, head on over to Drunken Zombie dot com and find out.
Now then… A Nightmare On Elm Street (Remake) hit theaters, sure it had mix reviews. I even own it on DVD and it’s a skip with the special features. With that said, horror fans got something only nightmares are made of and we shall call it, Never Sleep Again – The Elm Street Legacy in other words, mind blown. So! The Elm Street Legacy had the who’s who with everybody you need to know when it came to Nightmare 4 if you seen the documentary you know what I’m talking about and if you haven’t… Why are you on this site? I know why, to listen to this new podcast that you just found, called Krueger Nation www.KruegerNation.com, I hope you enjoy. Meanwhile! The Massive One was in awe when the Nightmare 4 segment came on. Lisa Wilcox, Renny Harlin, Tuesday Knight, Andras Jones and even Nicholas Mele talking about their experiences on and off set… Tuesday, Oh Tuesday! But I digress, watch it if you have it and buy it if you don’t.
Question, has anyone heard of Behind The Scenes Of A Nightmare On Elm Street 4? No… Okay, a couple of you have. Cool. It’s a three disc set by Bill Forsche (Special makeup effects artist for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) and it’s his personal home video footage from Nightmare 4. The footage ranges from seeing props being made, Robert Englund in the makeup chair getting the Freddy prosthetics glued to his face and a lot of onset footage of scenes being shot, set up or rehearsed. As for interviews with the stars there isn’t any and that was one thing I was looking forward too, hearing the cast talk about the film from 1988.
Have mercy, if you will that is a lot. Sure I can go on and on about other DVD collections that have Nightmare 4 extas such as A Nightmare On Elm Street Collection Blu-Ray Region Free box set or the Freddy Vs. Ash Vs. Jason comics but that’s a story for another time.
I hope everyone enjoyed what I had to say about all the DVDs, special features and extras. And once again a Massive thank you to Johnny for giving me this opportunity and being a part of Krueger Nation.
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Written by: Doiner
When The Massive One was asked to be a guest writer for Krueger Nation it didn’t take him long to say yes and here I am, The Massive One known as Doiner from DrunkenZombie.com is here to talk to you! All the Krueger Nation Fans around the world, if you will.
Now if you follow The Massive One you know DVD extras are a big part of his DVD buying. He’ll skip a new release or a classic if the special features isn’t there. But on that rare occasion he’s been known to give in.
Let’s look at The Massive One’s favorite horror film of all the times, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
The only extras from the 2000 release are Jump to a Nightmare and Theatrical Trailer. Sure having the films trailer is good but Jump to a Nightmare… Yeah, not really. If I want to find a scene I’ll double F F or go to the scene selection. Also on the same disc you have the DVD-ROM features, which I hate. I wanna see the interviews and trivia information while the DVD is in a DVD player not in a computer where at times trying to load the DVD-ROM feature it just freezes and you gotta restart, not Massive at all. With that said…
The VHS rerelease for Nightmare 4 now that’s a buy. You have the theatrical trailer and interviews with Director Renny Harlin, Screenwriters Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat, and SFX John Carl Buechler at the end of the film. Here’s what’s being said in the VHS interviews –
The interview starts with Renny Harlin talking about making the best Elm Street film and why he can pull it off. In the interview Harlin talks about his dreams and how he can relate to the Elm Street kids then he goes on to discuss his meeting with New Line and trying his best to get the directing role but Harlin got the impression that the studio heads didn’t like him. Ken and Jim Wheat both talk about writing the script and how time was of the essence because the studio had a release date they wanted the film to come out on, also they talk about the writers strike. Harlin is back once again talking about the junkyard scene and how he envisioned it. John Carl Buechler tells a story on making a giant Freddy glove and how they made the pizza meatball heads. To Be Continued…
Written By: Doiner