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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (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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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

Clu Gulager: I didn't get a blow-job on the set, if that's what you mean.
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Features Stunts (1977) See more »

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Do The Freddy
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Excellent documentary on one of the most popular horror movies ever made.
5 September 2010 | by hu675See all my reviews

Back in the late 1970's to early 1980's, Writer and Directed:Wes Craven (The Scream Series, Red Eye, Shocker) created one of the most memorable villains of all time and his name is Freddy Krueger (Played by Robert Englund until the 2010 remake with Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Krueger). Originally Wes Craven's screenplay was rejected by every major studio and every big-name producer until producer Robert Shaye (Book of Love, The Last Mitzy) decided to produced the movie with his then small distributor company turned major studio:New Line Cinema.

This documentary interviews most major cast members of the original series (Except:Johnny Deep, Patricia Arquette, Craig Wasson, Bradley Gregg and Laurence Fishburne), including every director, make-up artists, screen-writers and more. Interviews are surprisingly honest, they talked about what worked and didn't worked in the series. Even the spin-off "Freddy Vs. Jason" is talked about with the cast & crew.

Directed by Daniel Farrands (Screenwriter of "Halloween 6:The Curse of Michael Myers") and Andrew Kasch made an extremely long but always entertaining documentary of the entire original series. It is certainly more fun to watch than "His Name was Jason" documentary, which Farrands was involved in and it is better than "Halloween:25 years of terror".

Interviews on all the movies are certainly fun to watch, especially the underrated but flawed "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2:Freddy's Revenge", considering how gay the movie is now! There's even an surprise interviewee on "Freddy Vs. Jason" is one of the biggest laughs of the feature.

Disc 1 is the entire documentary of "Never Sleep Again:The Elm Street Legacy". Which is nearly four hours long! DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an good Dolby Stereo 2.0 Surround Sound.

Disc 2 includes slashed scenes:extended interviews of the entire series, featurettes and more. "Never Sleep Again:The Elm Street Legacy" is great fun and die-hard fans of the series will certainly have an ball watching it. Even non-fans will some of the interviews to be truly enjoyable. Don't miss it. (**** ½/*****).


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