A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Directors: Wes Craven
  • Producers: Robert Shaye
  • Writers: Wes Craven
  • Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

Teenager Tina Gray (Amanda Wyss) has a disturbing nightmare in which she is stalked through a dark boiler room by a figure with distinctive razor-sharp knives attached to the fingers on his right hand. Just as he catches her, however, she wakes up screaming, only to discover four razor cuts in her nightdress identical to the cuts in her dream.

The next day, she finds out that her friend Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) experienced a similar dream. That night, Tina, Nancy and her boyfriend Glen Lantz (Johnny Depp) have a sleep-over to make the distraught Tina feel better. Tina’s rebellious boyfriend, Rod Lane (Nick Corri), crashes the party and goes to bed with Tina in her mother’s bedroom. However, Tina has another nightmare, and this time the killer catches her and murders her brutally. Rod wakes up to find Tina being cut open by invisible knives and then dragged up the wall and across the ceiling. Rod, being the only other person in the room at the time, flees the house and is caught the next day.

Nancy then has three violent nightmares in which she is viciously stalked, then attacked, by the same terrifying figure who attacked Tina. These nightmares cause her to talk to Rod in jail, who tells her what he saw in Tina’s mother’s bedroom. Much to the dismay of her mother Marge (Ronee Blakley), Nancy becomes increasingly convinced that the figure appearing in her dreams is the person who killed Tina. Nancy and a skeptical Glen rush to the police station late at night to talk to Rod, only to find that he’s been strangled by his own bedsheets. To everyone except Nancy, it appears to be a suicide.

The scene changes to the next morning as Nancy gets in a car with Glen and the rest of her friends, on their way to school. Krueger possesses the car just as she gets in. The car drives away with Nancy screaming for her mother, and Marge being pulled through the door window by Krueger’s bladed hand.

Zombie Strippers

  • Directors: Jay Lee
  • Producers: Larry Schapiro, Andrew Golov, Angela J Lee
  • Writers: Jay Lee
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, Penny Drake, Roxy Saint, Jessica Custodio, Tito Ortiz

The film opens with a news montage explaining that it is set in a dystopic near-future in which the second Bush Administration — which has been elected to a fourth term (even though the actual U.S. Constitution limits the president to just two terms, or, 10 years total) — has disbanded the United States Congress; has banned public nudity nation-wide; and, is embroiled in wars with France, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Canada, and Alaska (which has seceded from the U.S.A.). Facing a situation in which there are more wars than there are soldiers to fight them, a secret laboratory run by Dr. Chushfeld (Brad Milne) in Sartre, Nebraska has developed a virus to re-animate dead marines and send them back into battle. However, the virus has broken containment and infected test subjects and scientists are at risk of escaping the lab. A team of marines codenamed the “Z” Squad is sent in to destroy the zombies, but one of the marines named Byrdflough (Zak Kilberg) is bitten and escapes. The infected marine ends up in an alley outside an underground strip club named Rhino. The marine dies and awakens as a zombie that goes into the club.

The remaining humans in the club struggle to survive until the “Z” Squad burst in to destroy the zombies. But they discover that the zombies were allowed to escape by the Bush Administration, in the hopes that the ensuing zombie plague would distract Americans from their gross mishandling of the war effort and the economy.