With a headline like that, you'd probably think we're talking about Lindsay Lohan again. Sorry to disappoint. Lindsay's only 20 and we've already used up our "write about trainwrecks" credits for this week.
In 1981 Wes Craven's script for his horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street was tossed around from studio to studio until fledgling distribution company New Line Cinema finally picked it up and ran with it. Nightmare eded up rescuing New Line from bankruptcy, turning "the house that Freddy built" into a key player in the business of Hollywood.
Today, according to BreakingNews.ie, the 22 year old Nightmare was voted as the scariest horror film in a recent Yahoo entertainment poll.
And since 'tis the season to be scared shitless, the recently released Infinifilm Special Edition two-disc DVD is getting some good reviews, which includes a new transfer of the film and commentary from everyone including Wes Craven, New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye, effects technician Jim Doyle and possibly the guy who swept up the studio floor at the end of the day.
In addition to launching the career of Johnny Depp and saving a studio from bankruptcy, A Nightmare on Elm St. stands out from the crowd of horror films, giving audiences a new twist in an otherwise tired genre.