More than just bloodletting: Nightmare on Elm Street discussion

In celebration of the classic horror film’s 30th anniversary, Euro Media Forum will be discussing the legacy of Freddie Krueger this Friday.

Kru-cuts: the film that gave us Freddie Krueger turns 30 this year
Kru-cuts: the film that gave us Freddie Krueger turns 30 this year

Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique, present A Nightmare on Elm Street 30th anniversary event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on August 22 at 8.30pm.

Celebrating thirty years this year, A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven, is one of the most intelligent and terrifying horror films of the 1980s and introduced the world to Freddy Krueger (Richard Englund) the horribly scarred man with the ragged slouch hat and the iconic metal gloves with knives at the tips.

Guest Speaker Dr Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone will lead the audience into a greater appreciation for this horror film, how this film intelligently probes into the audience’s terror of nightmares and combines it with another horrific element – the very real fear of killers roaming around one’s own street.

Dr Bonello Rutter Giappone will give an interesting insight into how this film at its time of release brought hope to fans of the genre in an era in which the horror film had become little more than a mindless exercise in gratuitous high tech blood-letting.

The audience is invited to participate and put forward to the guest speaker their questions, curiosities and observations. There will also be a Nightmare on Elm Street film quiz, with the opportunity to win cinema tickets and a free pizza meal for two.

The film discussion is being done in collaboration with Vintage Boutique (Savoy Arcade, Valletta), Ghost Squad, Giotto restaurant and Eden Cinemas. Price is €5 per person including wine, food and unlimited popcorn. Limited seating is available.

For bookings please email [email protected] or send an sms to 9905 2482, or log in http://www.facebook.com/Euro.Media.Forum

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