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“Island Oasis Mirage” at Big Medium
The exhibit by Michael Krueger, Kathleen McShane, and Barbara Weissberger seems a planned mess, but one that echoes a greater scheme
Arts Review June 29, 2017, by Sam Anderson-Ramos
"...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..."
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Film Review May 7, 2010, by Marc Savlov
is back to disturb everyone's sleep.
"..."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..."
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Film Review March 16, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."
Adapted from the short story by Stephen “Bad Film Adaptations of My Work Only Make Me Stronger” King, this pointless exercise in tweaking the suits at the MPAA ratings board...
Film Review March 10, 1995, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."
Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
Screens Story February 25, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten, Sarah Hepola and Marcel Meyer
"...D: Lisa Krueger; with Heather Graham, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic, Casey Affleck, Patricia Velasquez...."
Although the serial killer Jason has been cryogenically frozen at the start of this 10th outing, the hockey-masked one ends up defrosting on a spaceship in the year 2455.
Film Review May 3, 2002, by Steve Davis
"...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..."
Film Review October 2, 1998, by Marc Savlov
What hath Kevin Williamson wrought? Not this sad excuse for a horror film, thankfully, but the lineage of the recently reanimated slasher genre can indeed be traced right on back...
"...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..."
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Arts Story January 11, 2002, by Robert Faires
"..."Lost in a Forest" by Deni Krueger, with music by Stefan Newell and Claire Dunn..."
Music Story June 28, 1996
"...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..."
Home Is Where the Tax Credits Are
Columns August 28, 1998
"...Karen Krueger Kurt Finds a Friend..."
What Movies Look Like This Fall
Screens Story September 21, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."
Queer Fundraisers Heat Up January
Who says the holidays have to be the only season for giving?
DAILY Chron Events January 16, 2018, by Sarah Marloff
"...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...."
Five Nights With Monsters
ATX Halloween week: Witches, werewolves, and haints, oh my!
DAILY Arts October 22, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...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..."
DVDanger: Horror Roundup
The best and the rest of the month's home releases
DAILY Screens July 3, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."
DVDanger: Things That Go Bump
Ghosts, nightmares, and flashlights in this horror roundup
DAILY Screens May 16, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."
Our Bloody Valentine
Movie makeup artist Matt Valentine reps Austin on SyFy's reality competition show Face Off
Screens Story January 13, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."
Interviews and reviews
Screens Story March 17, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."
Breaking stories from Austin and beyond
News Story April 23, 2004, by Michael King and Lee Nichols
"...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..."
How the Pendulum Swings
News Story February 4, 2000
"...Railroad Commissioners Bob Krueger (D) Charles Matthews (R)..."