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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Langenkamp ... Herself - 'Nancy Thompson' / Narrator
Stacey Alden Stacey Alden ... Herself - 'Nurse Marcie' (as Stacy Alden)
Erika Anderson ... Herself - 'Greta'
Marshall Bell ... Himself - 'Coach Schneider'
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Herself - 'Dr. Christine Heffner'
Howard Berger ... Himself - Make-Up Effects Artist
Charles Bernstein ... Himself - Composer
Doug Beswick Doug Beswick ... Himself - Stop-Motion Animator
R. Christopher Biggs R. Christopher Biggs ... Himself - Key Make-Up Effects
Beatrice Boepple Beatrice Boepple ... Herself - 'Amanda Krueger'
Leslie Bohem Leslie Bohem ... Himself - Screenwriter
Brannon Braga Brannon Braga ... Himself - Screenwriter
John Carl Buechler ... Himself - Special Make-Up Effects Designer
Brooke Bundy ... Herself - 'Elaine Parker'
Lou Carlucci 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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Language:

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Release Date:

4 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Hinter den Kulissen: Nightmare on Elm Street See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Renny Harlin: I'm from Finland. What do I know?
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Features A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Do The Freddy
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Utterly Incredible
1 May 2010 | by VinnieRattolleSee all my reviews

I had a feeling the "Elm Street" documentary was going to be something special, but I had no idea just HOW special until the pre-ordered disc arrived early. Initially I presumed that the 240 minute running time listed was for all the material on the 2-disc set, but to my great surprise and delight, that's actually the running time for the main feature. A few cast members (Ronee Blakely, Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, etc) are noticeably absent, but practically everyone else who worked in front of and behind the camera on an "Elm Street" film is interviewed.

There's something here for even the hardest of hardcore Freddy fans (of which I am one), with lots of interesting stories and previously undisclosed revelations, never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes footage, some pretty nifty stop-motion animated recreations of key scenes from the films, laugh-out-loud anecdotes and much more! This puts every bit of bonus material that New Line's ever released to shame (excepting, perhaps, the long out of print Anchor Bay special edition of the first film -- though a few clips from that are included here too).

"His Name Was Jason," the documentary on "Friday the 13th" franchise already proved that the best way to do a documentary on a horror movie is to turn it over to the fans, but "Never Sleep Again" has raised the bar even higher. Kudos and thank you to the production team for putting together this incredible documentary!


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