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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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The definitive look back down Elm Street is here! See more »


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English

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4 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD box set includes extended interviews and a preview of Heather Langenkamp's documentary, I Am Nancy (2011), on disc 2. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Hopkins: The idea of a thousand maniacs raping a nun, that's always good stuff.
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References The Dead (1987) See more »

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Do The Freddy
©1987 Ric Records
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Amazing documentary
4 August 2010 | by rhaynes1974See 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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