The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

A Nightmare on Elm Street + Wes Craven’s New Nightmare – Presented by HorrorBuzz

On August 16th, HorrorBuzz.com invites you to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of one of the most terrifying horror films of all time – and the 25th Anniversary of one of the most inventive horror films of all time! – with a double-feature screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)!

In just the short ten years between these legendary films, director Wes Craven became one of the most most celebrated voices in horror cinema with his gruesome creation, iconic horror villain Freddy Krueger. After the first film spawned five hit sequels, a television show, and one of Halloween’s most popular costumes, original director Craven returned to the franchise with a “meta” take on Krueger, posing the question: what if the screen monsters we celebrate become such a major part of our consciousnesses that they somehow manifest themselves in our world.

$13 ticket gets you into both movies! Tickets are now available at box office, and online by clicking here!

This month’s HMN Video Pre-Show begins at 7:30pm, featuring Episode 8 of our secret bonus movie! Following that will be another short film from HorrorBuzz’s Screaming Room Short Film Festival at Midsummer Scream. Then sit back for DOUBLE the Freddy!

Remember, make sure to arrive early for best chance to win this month’s Pumpkin Pack Prize that includes two free tickets to The Frida, and other gruesome goodies!


“Freddy Krueger is the most chilling figure in the genre since ‘The Shape’ made his debut in Halloween.” – Paul Attanasio, The Washington Post

“A Nightmare on Elm Street is an imaginative, menacing, and scary film with top notch performances, an original premise, and horrifying villain.” – Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“New Nightmare is an ingenious, cathartic exercise in illusion and fear.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times