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By Stephen Wigler | September 8, 1991
As a child Rachel Talalay wasn't much fun at slumber parties. When the other girls were watching scary TV shows like "Chiller Theater" and alternately giggling and screaming, she was the one who was cowering in the corner. Worse yet, she was often the one who spoiled the fun by crying to go home.But get a load of Rachel Talalay now.She's a veritable slasher empress, a blue blood of the gore-and-guts genre and the director of "Nightmare on Elm Street VI: Freddy's Dead," which opens nationwide this week -- on Friday the 13th, no less.
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By Lou Dolinar and Lou Dolinar,NEWSDAY | August 5, 2004
Think of it as spyware meets Freddy Krueger - a genre of Internet monster that hijacks your browser and, like the villain of Nightmare on Elm Street, can't be killed. This new "kruegerware" can steal your home page, lock you permanently to a porno site or ship all your Google queries to a dubious ad-driven alternative. Increasingly, this type of program doesn't just wreak havoc. It can avoid detection by popular spyware programs, and even if you think you've gotten rid of it, it usually comes back, like Freddy.
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By Chapin Wright and Chapin Wright,Evening Sun Staff | October 31, 1991
NEW YORK -- The last time judges' robes were a big Halloween seller was in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Sammy Davis Jr. made the phrase "Here Come De Judge" a national inside joke on "Laugh-In.""It was hot then," said Mike Burke, co-owner of Zak's Fun House.Enter Clarence Thomas.When Burke and his partner, Larry Greenberg, watched the extraordinary public airing of sexual harassment charges against Thomas by law professor Anita Faye Hill, one word kept coming to mind: masks."We had played with the idea while the hearings were going on," said Burke.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | August 17, 2003
Why didn't someone in Hollywood think of this sooner? New Line's Freddy vs. Jason opened in theaters Friday, and the genius at work here is so evident, the amazing thing is no one ever considered it before. Take characters from two successful movies, put them together in one guaranteed awe-inspiring film, then sit back and watch the box-office grosses grow and grow. Freddy, that dream-monger from all those Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and creepmeister Jason from Friday the 13th parts 1 through 1,000, together again for the first time.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 15, 2003
Here's the perfect movie to arrive an hour late for. Freddy vs. Jason wastes two-thirds of its time getting to the promised battle between slasher-film giants Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street) and Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th). The setup is bad even by slasher-film standards: poorly acted, atrociously written and unimaginatively directed. But once Freddy and Jason have at it, the movie takes on a recklessly kinetic energy that finally delivers on its title's promise. As the film opens, poor Freddy's in a bad way. The kids of Elm Street have forgotten all about him; they don't even dream anymore.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | October 14, 1994
Onward, pagan soldiers!The latest Freddy Krueger film, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," has arrived, with a much purer pedigree than any Freddy since the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." That's because the original was created by Craven, a horror auteur, and then passed on to mere mortals while he tried to make a mark in mainstream films, such as "The Serpent and the Rainbow." Now he and his original creation have reunited, around a particularly nasty, devilish idea.Others in that first film return as well: Heather Langenkamp, the original Nancy, as well as John Saxon, who played her father.
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By Jean Marbella | October 25, 1991
Here are your choices for a Halloween costume this year: fantasy or reality, movie or television, Sherwood Forest or Capitol Hill.Which means lots of Robin Hoods and Maid Marians may run into some Clarence Thomases and Anita Hills at the same parties, as Halloween celebrants take their costume cues from the hottest shows to play on movie and television screens this year.Several Baltimore-area costume stores have received queries about masks, wigs, outfits or accessories to duplicate the look of Mr. Thomas, the newest Supreme Court justice, and Ms. Hill, the woman who nearly cost him that seat by accusing him of sexual harassment.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | August 17, 2003
Why didn't someone in Hollywood think of this sooner? New Line's Freddy vs. Jason opened in theaters Friday, and the genius at work here is so evident, the amazing thing is no one ever considered it before. Take characters from two successful movies, put them together in one guaranteed awe-inspiring film, then sit back and watch the box-office grosses grow and grow. Freddy, that dream-monger from all those Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and creepmeister Jason from Friday the 13th parts 1 through 1,000, together again for the first time.
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By Lou Dolinar and Lou Dolinar,NEWSDAY | August 5, 2004
Think of it as spyware meets Freddy Krueger - a genre of Internet monster that hijacks your browser and, like the villain of Nightmare on Elm Street, can't be killed. This new "kruegerware" can steal your home page, lock you permanently to a porno site or ship all your Google queries to a dubious ad-driven alternative. Increasingly, this type of program doesn't just wreak havoc. It can avoid detection by popular spyware programs, and even if you think you've gotten rid of it, it usually comes back, like Freddy.
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By JOE MATHEWS and JOE MATHEWS,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2000
Marc Singer steps out of a cab at 151 W. 25th St. and takes the elevator up to the third floor. Opening the steel door to the offices of togglethis, his Internet start-up, he eyes three mannequins from the shop next door that stand in the hallway, naked to the world. "I know how they feel," he says. It is late summer 1999, and with the success of its first interactive character, Bozlo Beaver, togglethis has stepped into the public spotlight. There is no longer time to play with Legos on the conference room table or the five Mr. Potato Heads, dressed as the disco group the Village People.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 15, 2003
Here's the perfect movie to arrive an hour late for. Freddy vs. Jason wastes two-thirds of its time getting to the promised battle between slasher-film giants Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street) and Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th). The setup is bad even by slasher-film standards: poorly acted, atrociously written and unimaginatively directed. But once Freddy and Jason have at it, the movie takes on a recklessly kinetic energy that finally delivers on its title's promise. As the film opens, poor Freddy's in a bad way. The kids of Elm Street have forgotten all about him; they don't even dream anymore.
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By JOE MATHEWS and JOE MATHEWS,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2000
Marc Singer steps out of a cab at 151 W. 25th St. and takes the elevator up to the third floor. Opening the steel door to the offices of togglethis, his Internet start-up, he eyes three mannequins from the shop next door that stand in the hallway, naked to the world. "I know how they feel," he says. It is late summer 1999, and with the success of its first interactive character, Bozlo Beaver, togglethis has stepped into the public spotlight. There is no longer time to play with Legos on the conference room table or the five Mr. Potato Heads, dressed as the disco group the Village People.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | October 14, 1994
Onward, pagan soldiers!The latest Freddy Krueger film, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," has arrived, with a much purer pedigree than any Freddy since the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." That's because the original was created by Craven, a horror auteur, and then passed on to mere mortals while he tried to make a mark in mainstream films, such as "The Serpent and the Rainbow." Now he and his original creation have reunited, around a particularly nasty, devilish idea.Others in that first film return as well: Heather Langenkamp, the original Nancy, as well as John Saxon, who played her father.
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By Chapin Wright and Chapin Wright,Evening Sun Staff | October 31, 1991
NEW YORK -- The last time judges' robes were a big Halloween seller was in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Sammy Davis Jr. made the phrase "Here Come De Judge" a national inside joke on "Laugh-In.""It was hot then," said Mike Burke, co-owner of Zak's Fun House.Enter Clarence Thomas.When Burke and his partner, Larry Greenberg, watched the extraordinary public airing of sexual harassment charges against Thomas by law professor Anita Faye Hill, one word kept coming to mind: masks."We had played with the idea while the hearings were going on," said Burke.
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By Jean Marbella | October 25, 1991
Here are your choices for a Halloween costume this year: fantasy or reality, movie or television, Sherwood Forest or Capitol Hill.Which means lots of Robin Hoods and Maid Marians may run into some Clarence Thomases and Anita Hills at the same parties, as Halloween celebrants take their costume cues from the hottest shows to play on movie and television screens this year.Several Baltimore-area costume stores have received queries about masks, wigs, outfits or accessories to duplicate the look of Mr. Thomas, the newest Supreme Court justice, and Ms. Hill, the woman who nearly cost him that seat by accusing him of sexual harassment.
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By Stephen Wigler | September 8, 1991
As a child Rachel Talalay wasn't much fun at slumber parties. When the other girls were watching scary TV shows like "Chiller Theater" and alternately giggling and screaming, she was the one who was cowering in the corner. Worse yet, she was often the one who spoiled the fun by crying to go home.But get a load of Rachel Talalay now.She's a veritable slasher empress, a blue blood of the gore-and-guts genre and the director of "Nightmare on Elm Street VI: Freddy's Dead," which opens nationwide this week -- on Friday the 13th, no less.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | March 16, 2007
What if Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees were just guys doing a job, skilled craftsmen so good at what they did that they inspired others to follow suit? That's the premise of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, a twisted little comic gem from Bethesda native Scott Glosserman that goes into limited release today after building up buzz over the past nine months at horror-film conventions. Behind the Mask (Anchor Bay Entertainment) Starring Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals.
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By REBECCA HYLER and REBECCA HYLER,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | October 26, 2005
If a dorky looking guy with a bad perm and a "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt shows up at your door Monday night, don't be alarmed. Napoleon Dynamite costumes are among the most popular flying off the shelves as kids young and old get ready for Halloween. We checked with several stores in the area to see what else you can expect on your doorstep this year. Target in White Marsh Men: Napoleon Dynamite Women: Daisy Duke Children: Disney characters (especially Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White)
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