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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | Video 4 May 2010
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

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Stacey Alden ...
Herself - 'Nurse Marcie' (as Stacy Alden)
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Herself - 'Greta'
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Himself - 'Coach Schneider'
Fran Bennett ...
Herself - 'Dr. Christine Heffner'
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Himself - Make-Up Effects Artist
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Himself - Composer
Doug Beswick ...
Himself - Stop-Motion Animator
R. Christopher Biggs ...
Himself - Key Make-Up Effects
Beatrice Boepple ...
Herself - 'Amanda Krueger'
Leslie Bohem ...
Himself - Screenwriter
Brannon Braga ...
Himself - Screenwriter
John Carl Buechler ...
Himself - Special Make-Up Effects Designer
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Herself - 'Elaine Parker'
Lou Carlucci ...
Himself - Special Effects Assistant
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

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The razor glove worn by actors and crew members during interviews wasn't actually a screen used glove from any of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. The glove was actually made for the production of Never Sleep Again by independent special effects artist Jeffrey Daniel Flynn. See more »

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Mark Patton: [On Nightmare on Elm Street 2 having gay themes] If you're being called the 'Homo Nightmare on Elm Street' by a million pre-pubescent boys on the net, then a bunch of grown men had to of known what they were doing.
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Dream Warriors
Written by George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Don Dokken, Mick Brown (as Mick Brown)
Recording, photography, artwork: Elektra/Asylum Records
© Elektra/Asylum Records/Nonesuch Records, a division of Warner Communications, Inc.
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Amazing documentary
4 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This was simply put, the best, the most comprehensive, the most audacious, the most auspicious and loving fan letter to any lover of this series of films that anyone could expect. Kudos and a clink of the champagne glass to all involved, a labour of love that delivered.

From it's humble beginnings to it's controversial subtexts, revealing interviews piece together the history of the elm street series and paint a portrait of the horror community that made me stand up and applaud "Yes I am a horror fanatic and yes I am proud" Much we have seen before on the pretty comprehensive 8 disc set of Nightmares that New Line put out a decade or so ago, but so much new material and history has happened since then.

The lowlight for me was seeing former studio head Bob Shaye, a man broken after losing control of his studio due to politics. And when he broke down on camera, so did I, who would have thought, in tears in a documentary about the "ELm Street" series. SHeesh I must be getting sentimental in my old age. Every character actor from every movie is interviewed in depth and a running time of four hours - it still felt short! By the end the film had me standing and clapping at the screen like so many teen girls on their first Twilight viewing. Awesome Awesome Awesome. A Perfect 10.


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