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Charles de Lauzirika
Its hard to put into words how truly excellent and through this documentary is. The first hour is spent mostly on the first film, and even if you've sat through the commentaries and making-ofs on previous releases of the original, you're likely to find new details, and fresh insights in this opening. Never have Wes Craven, Bob Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, and others seemed so candid before. My favorite part is the section on Part 2, "Freddy's Revenge", on which much fund is had with the homosexual overtones that movie is famous for. What was intended as subtext at the script stage, was so incredibly ramped up during production, that "Nightmare 2" is legitimately gay mainstream movie, predating "Brokeback Mountain" by a couple decades. Fun, sexy, and filled with cheesy eighties horror fun, part 2 keeps getting better with age. The rest of the series is also covered in depth, including the short-lived and ill-conceived "Freddy's Nightmares" TV-show. Notably absent from the doc are Breckin Myer, Patricia Arquette, and Johnny Depp. But other than that, practically every one associated with the original eight films is on board. A can't miss documentary.
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