Bates Recital Hall
"...All of Michael Krueger's, Kathleen McShane's, and Barbara Weissberger's "Island Oasis Mirage" is in Weissberger's Slant and Bent Pencil. It is a 25" x 37" framed photograph of a stack of brown cardboard "arcs" leaning against a bare white wall..."
"..."Remember me?" leers the molten swath of scar tissue that, from 1984 to 1994 (not counting a post-millennial addendum in 2004), was New Line Cinema's unlikely dream boy. Unlikely because the character of Freddy Krueger, as originally written by Wes Craven, quickly became a taboo-smashing and unrepentantly subversive antihero of the horror genre, a dead yet dream-stalking pedophile and child murderer who nevertheless achieved an iconic stature in global pop culture..."
"...A wickedly entertaining postmodern take on the hallowed, Eighties-era slasher flicks peculiar to American cinemas, Behind the Mask is a faux documentary centered on the title character, played to the blood-flecked hilt of his rusty, old hand scythe by Baesel. Set in a contemporary world where hometown maniacs like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees are very much alive, or dead, or undead (and if those names don't ring a funereal bell in your head, this likely isn't the mockumentary for you), Behind the Mask (which had its world premiere at SXSW 2006) uses the increasingly familiar trope of a documentary camera crew that follows the titular character throughout his preparations for his debut killing spree, allowing us entrée into the inner workings of the allegedly supernatural serial killer's mind, motivation, and technique..."
"...It's all set design and bloody effects, and while that might have been just fine during the early to mid-Eighties splatter movie boom, it's just plain boring now. Englund, of Freddie Krueger fame, is laughably over the top as the laundry's corrupt owner, a horribly scarred, paraplegic maniac intent on working his sweatshop employees to death, literally..."
"...D: Lisa Krueger; with Heather Graham, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic, Casey Affleck, Patricia Velasquez...."
"...And, as usual, I don't have one word of dialogue, not even a grunt. Freddy Krueger, he gets to say all kinds of witty things before he kills someone, but me, nothing..."
"...Horror show stalwart Englund is on hand as the grizzled professor of needless exposition, explaining in a vaguely menacing way how these myths and folk tales came about. He looks eerie enough without that Freddy Krueger makeup that he could have been the perfect MacGuffin, but Blanks unwisely does away with him early on in the film, making way for more confusing “whodunit” gambits and poorly lensed carnage..."
"..."Lost in a Forest" by Deni Krueger, with music by Stefan Newell and Claire Dunn..."
"...Start with accordion god Oliver Steck, who seems to know every disco song and beer commercial ever recorded. Add Rich Krueger's finely-detailed slabs of cynical streetlife..."
"...Karen Krueger Kurt Finds a Friend..."
"...It used to be we could count on fall's spookshow triumverate -- Michael Myers, Jason, and Freddy Krueger -- to do their bloody best to scare the bejesus out of us this time of year. These days, however, Jamie Lee Curtis is more likely to be seen padding her pocketbook with tongue-in-cheek cell phone advertisements than, well, ripping the tongue out of some ghoul's cheek..."
"...Hammer, all of the money raised will go directly into Project Transitions’ Doug’s House, the organization’s hospice and recuperative care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. Doug's House, according to Sara Krueger, PT’s development coordinator, staffs a team of social workers, caregivers, and registered nurse to provide 24-hour care including medical, meals, and social service support...."
"...You know, opera isn't just consumptive courtesans and cigarette-rolling floozies. The world of music drama also has its share of supernatural creepsters, including a few that would give Freddy Krueger nightmares..."
"...It took Freddie Krueger a few movies to become a joke-spouting pastiche of himself. Sleepaway Camp hits that silly stride in the first sequel..."
"...Now, he can emerge from any stretch of aqua - from a claw foot tub to that puddle you get when your freezer leaks - and drag his next victim to his murderous lair. So, imagine if Freddie Krueger was a plumber...."
"...It was a candy-coated corruption, part Mario Bava, part Dr. Seuss, and Valentine seemed an unlikely ringmaster for this torture circus: quiet, serious, as likely to reference Francis Bacon as Freddy Krueger..."
"...Is it possible to do a slasher film today that isn't self-reflexive? After Scream, is the horror flick that winks at horror flick icons old news? Not in Behind the Mask, which somehow is self-reflexive about self-reflexive films (wink, wink). A film crew is given exclusive access to a would-be Jason Vorhees/Freddy Krueger/Michael Myers..."
"...Over at ACC, the waters are a little more rough, as two trustees opted not to defend their seats on the long-troubled nine-member board. Jeffrey Richard and Thomas Krueger are facing off for Place 4 (all ACC seats are at-large), while the candidates for Place 6 are Rodney Ahart, Marc Levin, Veronica Rivera, and Guadalupe Sosa..."
"...Railroad Commissioners Bob Krueger (D) Charles Matthews (R)..."