Springfield Googolplex – The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.
Nate and Adam strap on their spooky names for a very special Halloween viewing of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Wes Craven’s surreal, funny, and maybe even beautiful slasher. Join us as we take our first dip into that near-bottomless well of Simpsons parodies, “Treehouse of Horror,” with a segment from the sixth entry in the series, “Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace” (S7E6).
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Also in this episode:
Freddy Krueger’s quippy, MTV-friendly place in the pantheon of iconic slashers
Discovering the seeds of Googolplex boys favorite Scream (1996) in Nightmare’s balance of teen drama and humor
What Fred Astaire, Wes Craven, and Christopher Nolan have in common
A sidebar on the Simpsons early experiment with 3D animation, and it’s Canadian predecessors Short Circuitz (1994-96) and ReBoot (1994-2001)
- Plus more bonus material at SpringfieldGoogolplex.org.
Next week, Adam and Nate get their fill of glavins with The Nutty Professor (1963).