Whit Hertford is an American theatre director and actor. Hertford's film career spans three decades and began at an early age, most notably with his appearance in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. In 2009 and 2010 he recurred as "Officer / Detective Ross" on the FOX comedy Raising Hope and as the tyrannical rival choreographer Dakota Stanley during the first season of Glee. Other TV credits include Psych, various appearances on Conan and as the voice of Cadet Kryze on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In 2009 he co-founded the independent film company Sneak Attack with director Ryan Darst, their American New Wave award-winning short and full-length films have screened at festivals all over the US and Europe, including the premiere of the revenge film Wildlife at Cannes Film Festival. The production shot all on location in rural Utah and co-stars Jon Heder and is scored by Joshua James. In 2014 he received Best Actor awards for his work as geneticist Jesse Darden in the science fiction independent feature film The Perfect 46 from the Other Worlds Film Festival in Austin and Filmquest Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 2015, he portrayed Charles Manson in the coming of age 1960s era thriller Prettyface. He received an MFA in theatre directing from The University of Essex's East 15 in London, he additionally studied in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. Hertford serves as Artistic Director of the theatre company Riot Act, founded in the UK in 2015. Established himself in the London fringe theatre as an enfant terrible with a penchant for adapting and directing resuscitations / redefinitions of classic plays, he is known for a approach based in European avant garde realism. He served as an Associate Director at Theatre N16 in South London, he is a member of the Young Vic Directors Programme and was an invitee director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Recent directing credits include his radical adaptations of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People as well as his Chekhov adaptations Mopey Wrecks, Poor Bastard and The Misbegotten Hope of the Dirty Bird*, his Shakespearean adaptations include: Høüses, an immersive LGBTQA version of Romeo and Juliet, Dóttir* - a bleak tragedy that explores seven of Shakespeare's motherless daughter archetypes.
Additionally, he directed the US regional premiere of Annie Baker's The Aliens, the 2016 critically acclaimed contemporary production of Henrik Ibsen's The League of Youth and a London fringe sellout run of Coverage, a newsroom retelling of Julius Caesar - both by Canadian playwright Ashley Pearson. Other directing credits include the debuts of his original plays: Lunatic, a nü gothic psychological thriller based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, Anatomy of Arithmetic*, Bloke and Hero & Leander - adapted from Christopher Marlowe, he has directed at the Arcola Theatre and Southwark Playhouse in London. He served as an Associate Director at The Courtyard Theatre, in Hoxton East London where he was artistic director of Versions, a month long festival of classical adaptations and devised theatre in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare. " has a vision, thoughtfulness and fierce passion..." - theatre director Robert Icke "...a trailblazer and challenging the status quo..." - UK director/playwright Stephen Unwin As a playwright his other plays include: The Heimrich Maneuver, Endangered Species, The Space Program, Stockholm Syndrome, Hateful Deeds and his remaining Chekhov adaptation, a new version of The Cherry Orchard, entitled Spoilt Fruits.
From 2005 to 2011, Hertford was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles as a sketch writer and improviser. He holds a BFA from the prestigious Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. 2018 Anatomy of Arithmetic by Whit Hertford, Ember SLC Mopey Wrecks - an adaptation of Three Sisters by Whit Hertford after Anton Chekhov, Ember SLC The Aliens - by Annie Baker, Ember SLC, 2017 An Enemy of the People - by Whit Hertford after Henrik Ibsen, The Wherehaüs, Høüses - an LGBTQ modern reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, Kilby Court, Poor Bastard an adaptation of Ivanov by Whit Hertford after Anton Chekhov, CUAC Art Gallery, 2016 Lunatic by Whit Hertford, based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, Theatre N16, Balham South London The Sting by Suzette Coon, Southwark Playhouse, South London The League of Youth by Ashley Pearson after Henrik Ibsen, Theatre N16, Balham South London Anatomy of Arithmetic by Whit Hertford, The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton East London Coverage a new version of Julius Caesar by Ashley Pearson, The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton East London Dóttir by Whit Hertford, The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton East London2015 The Misbegotten Hope of the Dirty Bird an adaptation of The Seagull by Whit Hertford after Anton Chekhov, The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton East London Bloke by Whit Hertford, East 15, Essex UK Hero + Leander by Whit Hertford adapted from the poem by Christopher Marlowe, East 15, Essex UK 13 by Mike Bartlett, East 15, Essex UK Bricks and Bones by Hannah Roger, Arcola Theatre, East London Holy, Shadow devised by The Stage Standard + Concierge Theatre, London, UKAdditional directing credits: Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, The Stage Standard, Salt Lake City, UT Bright Ideas by Eric Coble, University of Utah Twelfth Night by Wm. Shakespeare, Salt Lake Shakespeare, Salt Lake City, UT Hateful Deeds Clean Blood Prettyface as Charlie Manson Wildlife as Possum Mutz Midway (al
Lisa E. Wilcox is an American actress and former model, she is best known for her role as Alice Johnson in Renny Harlin's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, a role she reprised in Stephen Hopkins sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. She subsequently appeared in the films Men Seeking Women, Watchers Reborn, The Church. In addition to screen acting, Wilcox has worked as a television actress with roles in a variety of series including Ellen in the soap opera Knots Landing, Yuta in the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Missy Preston in FOX's short lived Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, Nurse Owens in the web series Fear Clinic. Wilcox was born on April 1964 in Columbia, Missouri, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Los Angeles. In 1984, Wilcox made her film debut in Gimme an'F'. From 1985 to 1987, Wilcox guest starred on the television series Hardcastle and McCormick, You Again?, CBS Schoolbreak Special, Valerie's Family: The Hogans, Mr. Belvedere, MacGyver.
In 1988, Wilcox guest starred on the television series It's a Living and Hotel before portraying Alice Johnson in the fantasy horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. In 1989, Wilcox had a recurring role on Knots Landing as Ellen and guest starred on Something Is Out There before reprising her role as Alice in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child; the same year, Wilcox portrayed Yuta in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "The Vengeance Factor". In 1992, Wilcox was cast as Missy Preston in the short lived television series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures. From 1993 to 1995, Wilcox had guest roles on Boy Meets World. From 1997 to 1998, Wilcox had guest roles on Pacific Blue, Texas Ranger, Chicago Hope; the same year, Wilcox starred alongside Mark Hamill in Watchers Reborn. In 1997, Wilcox starred alongside Will Ferrell in the comedy film Men Seeking Women. In 2000, Wilcox portrayed Florence Henderson in Unauthorized Brady Bunch: The Final Days and Chastity Blade in the short film The All New Adventures of Chastity Blade.
In 2007, Wilcox appeared in 3 episodes of Big Shots. The following year, Wilcox was cast in Dead Country. In 2009, Wilcox portrayed Nurse Owens in the FEARnet produced webseries Fear Clinic for which she was nominated for the 2010 Streamy Awards, she starred alongside Danielle Harris. In 2013, she starred in the thriller film Imago under the direction of Chris Warren, alongside actors such as Natalie Jones, Danielle Jones, Melanie Donihoo, Parrish Randall and Debbie Rochon. In 2015, Wilcox portrayed Pam Laudenslager in A Place Called Hollywood. In 2018, she portrayed Joan Laurels in the horror film The Church and is set to star in the sequel The Church: Second Offering. Wilcox appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on July 20, 2016. Wilcox is set to star in the upcoming films: The Watcher of Park Ave, The Quite Room, The Possessed, Kecksburg. In 2000, Wilcox and A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 co-star Tuesday Knight founded a footwear jewelry retailer company called ToeBrights, still in business today.
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The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Alice Johnson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Alice Johnson is a fictional character and a protagonist in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, portrayed by Lisa Wilcox. She was created by Brian Helgeland, she appears as a main character in two of the nine A Nightmare on Elm Street films, first appearing in Renny Harlin's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. In 1989, Alice returned in Stephen Hopkins' A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child before going on to appear in the comic book adaptions and Freddy vs. Jason through archive footage. In The Dream Master, Alice has the ability to gain the "dream powers" of Freddy Krueger's victims. In The Dream Child, Freddy begins to use Alice's unborn son Jacob as a way to return. In A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Alice Johnson was the best friend of Kristen Parker, their friendship was further solidified due to Alice's brother Rick dating Kristen. Alice and Rick came from a broken family, their mother had long passed away before the events of the film, the grief and devastation turned their father Dennis into an alcoholic.
Whereas Rick showed gregariousness to mask his emotional pain, Alice became timid and withdrawn—to the point that she covered her dresser mirror with pictures just so she would not have to see her reflection. She worked as a waitress and daydreamed to escape from the real world; when Kristen accidentally pulls Alice into her dream, Kristen passes on her dream powers before being killed by Freddy Krueger. Alice became the "Dream Master" due to the combination of Kristen's powers and her own latent dreaming abilities. Alice became Freddy's next target because, by killing Kristen, he could no longer access new victims. Alice was Freddy's loophole, her link to Freddy allowed her to take on the abilities— both from the waking world and the dream world—of his victims. As Alice's friends and brother are picked off by Freddy, she grows much stronger and capable of fighting back through the abilities that she accumulates. Sensing that Freddy relied on his victim's souls, Alice manages to defeat him by giving all of his victims the power to escape Freddy's body and enter the positive dream gate.
In A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Alice suppressed her encounter with Freddy by starting a relationship with Dan Jordan and making new friends. However, after becoming pregnant by Dan, Alice begins having nightmares about Freddy that reflect the horror surrounding his conception and birth. Alice's friends and Dan are soon murdered, it is revealed that Freddy is planning to be reborn in the body of her unborn son Jacob Daniel Johnson, he is corrupting Jacob by feeding him the souls of the victims. Due to her pregnancy, Alice shares her "Dream Master" abilities with Jacob. There is a caveat, however, as Jacob is able to blur the boundary between the waking world and the dream world without Alice needing to be asleep. Thereby, just like his mother in the previous film, Jacob becomes a prime target for manipulation due to not having the right control over his abilities; when Alice is on the verge of losing her battle against Freddy, Sister Mary Helena urges Jacob to beat Freddy with the souls that were fed to him.
Upon Freddy's demise, Alice gives birth to Jacob several months later. In the original script for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Alice was set to return, she would have been killed by Freddy early in the film. However, this version of the script was scrapped and the actual film makes no mention of Alice or Jacob, leaves their fates ambiguous. Alice appears in flashbacks during Freddy's introduction in Jason. Alice is the one of the main protagonists of Innovation's 1991 A Nightmare on Elm Street comics from issue 3 and onward. In this comic book series, Alice returns to Springwood following the death of her father and is forced to face Freddy after he again tries to use Jacob to kill for him. In the end, Neil Gordon gives up his body so that he can join Nancy Thompson in the "Beautiful Dream." Dan's spirit occupies Neil's body, he is reunited with Alice and Jacob. In the anthology The Nightmares on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger's Seven Sweetest Dreams, Alice appears in Philip Nutman's story "Dead Highway, Lost Roads."
After having been involved in a major accident, Alice becomes ensnared in the dream world by Freddy and trapped in a macabre "Alice in Wonderland" setting. With the aid of serial killer Karl Stolenberg and anthropomorphic armadillo Joe Bob, Jacob finds Alice. A deranged Karl is returned to his senses by Jacob through physical force. Alice and Karl cooperate to defeat Freddy. With Freddy defeated and Jacob return to the waking world, she appears in Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: Nightmare Warriors where a vision of Freddy causes her to meet with other Freddy and Jason survivors; as with The Dream Child and Jacob are linked regarding the "Dream Master" abilities. For instance, a sleeping Jacob has the ability to call an awake Alice. In turn, Alice can physically enter Jacob's wake up in the place that he fell asleep. Alice's dream powers come with a cost, she sacrifices herself to pass her full powers onto Jacob. The aforementioned comic series is not the only literature. Due to Alice having been killed by Freddy, her son Jacob is the main protagonist in Natasha Rhodes' novel A Nightmare on Elm Street: Perchance to Dream.
Although not considered a part of t
Kelly Jo Minter
Kelly Jo Minter is a former American actress. She made her film debut as Lorrie in Mask, she subsequently portrayed Denise Green in Summer School, Maria in The Lost Boys, Charlotta in Miracle Mile, Yvonne Miller in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, LaDonna in House Party, Cheryl in Popcorn, Ruby Williams in The People Under the Stairs. Outside of film, Kelly has made guest appearances on a variety of television series including Hill Street Blues, A Different World, Martin, ER, Strong Medicine. In 2010, she appeared. In 1982, Minter portrayed Angela in an episode of the third season of Fame called "Break Dance". In 1984, she portrayed Carla in the television short The Pilot. In 1985, Minter made her acting debut as the prostitute Lorrie in the drama film Mask, she starred alongside Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz. The film was a financial success; the same year, she portrayed Kelly on an episode of the television series T. J. Hooker Rachel Torres in the television film Badge of the Assassin.
In 1986, Minter portrayed Toni in the television film Charley Hannah and Vicky in an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color called "The Deacon Street Deer". In 1987, Minter portrayed Kathy in an episode of Hill Street Blues called "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" and Denise Green in the comedy film Summer School; the same year, Minter portrayed Maria in Joel Schumacher's cult horror comedy film The Lost Boys. She subsequently portrayed Treena Lester in The Principal; the following year, she portrayed Charlotta in Steve De Jarnatt's apocalyptic thriller Miracle Mile and Charisse in two episodes of the television series A Different World. In 1989, Minter portrayed Yvonne Miller in Stephen Hopkins' fantasy horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, she starred alongside Lisa Wilcox as Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The same year, she portrayed Loret in the film Cat Chaser; the following year, Minter was cast as LaDonna in Reginald Hudlin's comedy film House Party. In 1991, she portrayed a recovering drug addict in New Jack City, Cheryl in Popcorn, Mulready in Doc Hollywood, Ruby Williams in Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs.
The same year, she had guest appearances on a variety of television series such as Father Dowling Mysteries, WIOU, Sibs. In 1992, Minter portrayed Sharonda in the television film Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story; the following year, she portrayed Joanna in the film Sunset Grill and Rhodesia in an episode of Martin. In 1994, she was cast in the television film Cosmic Slop. In 1996, she portrayed a hooker in The Rich Man's Wife, a crack mom in an episode of ER, Rita in the television film A Face to Die For; the following year, she portrayed. In 2001, Minter starred in the television film Stranger Inside and had a guest appearance in the televisions series Providence; the following year, she portrayed Vielle Montoya in an episode of Strong Medicine. In 2003, she portrayed Angie in the film Tapped Out. In 2008, she portrayed Karen in an episode of Zoey 101. In 2010, Minter appeared. In 2012, she appeared as herself in the documentary After the Violence. Minter is married to singer-songwriter Georgio Allentini.
Together they have a son, Georgio Allentini Jr. Kelly Jo Minter on IMDb
The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the U. S. search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Soviet vessels to recover the boat. Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected; the film was released on August 9, 1989, receiving positive reviews and grossed $90 million. It was nominated for three more Academy awards. In 1988, the U. S. Ohio-class submarine USS Montana has an encounter with an unidentified submerged object and sinks near the Cayman Trough. With Soviet ships moving in to try to salvage the sub and a hurricane moving over the area, the U. S. government sends a SEAL team to Deep Core, a owned experimental underwater drilling platform near the Cayman Trough to use as a base of operations. The platform's designer, Dr. Lindsey Brigman, insists on going along with the SEAL team, despite her estranged husband Virgil "Bud" Brigman being the current foreman.
During initial investigation of the Montana, a power outage in the team's submersibles leads to Lindsey seeing a strange light circling the sub, which she calls a "non-terrestrial intelligence" or "NTI". Lt. Coffey, the SEAL team leader, is ordered to accelerate their mission and takes one of the mini-subs without Deep Core's permission to recover a Trident missile warhead from the Montana just as the storm hits above, leaving the crew unable to disconnect from their surface support ship in time; the cable crane is torn from the ship and falls into the trench, dragging the Deep Core to the edge before it stops. The rig is flooded, killing several crew members and damaging its power systems; the crew wait out the storm so they can be rescued. As they struggle against the cold, they find the NTIs have formed an animated column of water, exploring the rig. Though they treat it with curiosity, Coffey is agitated and cuts it in half by closing a pressure bulkhead on it, causing it to retreat. Realizing that Coffey is suffering paranoia from high-pressure nervous syndrome, the crew spies on him through a remote operated vehicle, finding him and another SEAL arming the warhead to attack the NTIs.
To try and stop him, Bud fights Coffey escapes in a mini-sub with the primed warhead. Coffey is able to launch the warhead into the trench, but his sub drifts over the edge, crushing him when it implodes. Bud's mini-sub is inoperable and taking on water. Bud swims back to the platform with her body. One SEAL, Ensign Monk, helps Bud use an experimental diving suit equipped with a liquid breathing apparatus to survive to that depth, though he will only be able to communicate through a keypad on the suit. Bud begins his dive, assisted by Lindsey's voice to keep him coherent against the effects of the mounting pressure, reaches the warhead. Monk guides him in disarming it. With little oxygen left in the system, Bud explains he knew it was a one-way trip, tells Lindsey he loves her; as he waits for death, an NTI approaches Bud, takes his hand, guides him to an alien ship deep in the trench. Inside the ship, the NTIs create an atmospheric pocket for Bud; the NTIs play back Bud's message to his wife and they look at each other with understanding.
On Deep Core the crew is waiting for rescue when they see a message from Bud that he met some friends and warns them to hold on. The base shakes and lights from the trench bring the arrival of the alien ship, it rises to the ocean's surface, with Deep Core and several of the surface ships run aground on its hull. The crew of Deep Core exit the platform, surprised they are not suffering from decompression sickness, they see Bud walking out of Lindsey races to hug him. In the extended version, the events in the film are played against a backdrop of conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, with the potential for all-out war. There is more conflict between Lindsey in regard to their former relationship; the primary addition is the ending: when Bud is taken to the alien ship, they start by showing him images of war and aggression from news sources around the globe. The aliens create massive megatsunamis that threaten the world's coasts, but stop them short before they hit. Bud asks why they spared the humans and they show Bud his message to Lindsey implying that his intended act of sacrifice revealed that humanity were worth saving, let the megatsunamis disperse without damage.
Ed Harris as Virgil "Bud" Brigman, Deep Core's foreman and Lindsey's estranged husband. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Dr. Lindsey Brigman, designer of the rig and Bud's estranged wife. Michael Biehn as US Navy SEAL Lieutenant Hiram Coffey, the commander of the Navy SEAL team. J. C. Quinn as Arliss "Sonny" Dawson Leo Burmester as Catfish De Vries, a worker on the rig and a Vietnam veteran Marine, skeptical of the SEALs. Kimberly Scott as Lisa "One Night" Standing Todd Graff as Alan "Hippy" Carnes, a conspiracy theorist who believes that the NTIs have been covered up by the CIA, he carries a pet rat on his shoulder. John Bedford Lloyd as Jammer Willis Chris Elliott as Bendix Kidd Brewer as Lew Finler George Robert Klek as Wilhite, a US Navy SEAL Christopher Murphy as Schoenick, a US Navy SEAL Adam Nelson as Ensign Monk, a US Navy SEAL Richard Warlock as Dwight Perry Jimmie Ray Weeks as Leland McBride J
A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)
A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series and comic books. The films began with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street created by Wes Craven; the series revolves around the fictional character Freddy Krueger, a former child killer who after being burned alive by the vengeful parents of his victims, returns from the grave to terrorize and kill the teenage residents of Springwood, Ohio in their dreams. The original film was written and directed by Craven, who returned to co-script the second sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, to write and direct New Nightmare; the films collectively grossed over $457 million at the box-office worldwide. The original film was released in 1984. A series of sequels produced by the independent film company New Line Cinema followed. New Line attributes the growth of their company to the success of the Nightmare series; the film series as a whole has received mixed reviews by critics, but has been a financial success at the box office.
When comparing the United States box office grosses of other American horror film series, A Nightmare on Elm Street is the second highest grossing series in adjusted US dollars. In 1988, a television series was produced with Freddy as the host; the pilot episode focused on the night Freddy was burned alive by the angry parents of the children he had killed, though the rest of the series featured episodes with independent plots. Twelve novels, separate from the adaptations of the films, multiple comic book series were published featuring Freddy Krueger, as well as a crossover film featuring fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise. A remake of the 1984 film was released in 2010, a second remake is planned; the original film and directed by Wes Craven and titled A Nightmare on Elm Street, was released in 1984. The story focuses on Freddy Krueger attacking Nancy Thompson and her friends in their dreams killing all but Nancy, in fictional Springwood, Ohio. Krueger's back-story is revealed by Nancy's mother, who explains he was a child murderer.
The parents of Springwood killed Krueger. Nancy defeats Freddy by pulling him from the dream world and stripping him of his powers when she stops being afraid of him. Freddy returns to attack the new family, the Walshes, living in Nancy Thompson's house in 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Freddy possesses the body of Jesse Walsh, using him to kill. Jesse is temporarily saved by his girlfriend Lisa. Wes Craven returned to write A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, released in 1987. In the second sequel, Freddy is systematically killing the last of the Elm Street children; the few remaining children have been placed in Westin Hills Mental Institution, for attempting suicide. Nancy Thompson arrives at Westin Hills as a new intern, realizes the children are being killed by Freddy. With the help of Dr. Neil Gordon, Nancy helps Kristen, Taryn and Will find their dream powers, so they can kill Freddy once and for all. Neil, unknowingly until the end, meets the spirit of Freddy's mother, Amanda Krueger, who instructs him to bury Freddy's remains in hallowed ground in order to stop him for good.
Neil completes his task, but not before Freddy kills Nancy. The story of Kristen Parker would continue with 1988's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; this time, Kristen unwittingly releases Freddy, who kills Kincaid and Joey. Before Freddy can kill Kristen, she transfers her dream powers to a friend from school. Alice begins inadvertently providing victims for Freddy when she begins pulling people into her dreams while she sleeps. Alice, who begins taking on traits of the friends who were murdered, confronts Freddy, she uses the power of the Dream Master to release all the souls. Picking up shortly after the events of The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child involves Freddy using Alice's unborn child, Jacob, to resurrect himself and find new victims; the spirit of Amanda Krueger returns, revealing that Freddy was conceived when she, a nun working in a mental asylum, was accidentally locked in a room with "100 maniacs" and raped "hundreds of times". Amanda Krueger convinces Jacob to use the powers he was given by Freddy against him, which gives her the chance to subdue Freddy long enough for Alice and Jacob to escape the dream world.
Two years 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare followed the exploits of "John Doe", an amnesiac teenager from Springwood, sent out to find Freddy's daughter Maggie, who he needs to leave Springwood. Freddy's goal is to create new "Elm Streets", begin a new killing spree after having killed all of the children in Springwood. Maggie, utilizing new dream techniques, uncovers Krueger's past, which include: being taunted by schoolmates for being the "son of 100 maniacs", being cruel to animals, beaten by his stepfather, the murder of his own wife when she discovers he has been killing children, the moment when the Dream Demons arrive in his boiler room to make him the offer of eternal life. Maggie pulls Freddy out of the dream world, uses a pipe bomb to blow him up. Wes Craven returned to the Nightmare series a third time with New Nightmare in 1994; this film focuses on a fictional "reality", where Craven, La