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Never Sleep Again: The Making of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (2006)

An overview of the making of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

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Never Sleep Again:The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street
17 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fascinating, highly informative, and incredibly detailed documentary, NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, about the making of one of the greatest horror films of the 80's. All the visually stunning special effects sequences, the tricks of the trade so to speak, are elaborated upon. The casting process, with interviews from actors and crew are included in this insightful recollection of a classic horror film whose influence is still felt to this very day. Particularly cool is the look at the famous kill sequence where Amanda Wyss' character was pulled up a wall(and her later appearance in a body bag)and the way the filmmakers shot the superb bathtub scene where Nancy is asleep as Freddy's claw moves from the water between her legs. Also discussed is the much maligned ending which had producer Bob Shaye and director Wes Craven in heated debate over how to conclude the film, with or without a twist. The difficulties paying folks, putting together a budget to get the movie made, it's just an amazing story, this phenomenon which continues to thrive to this very day. It was the movie that scared the holy dogsnot out of me when I was a kid, and it's legacy lives on. This review is for the 2006 documentary, not the newest one.


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