Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Directed by Andrew Kasch, Daniel Farrands
Murderer. Dream Demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man – one monster – who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger. For decades, he has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling shockumentary that takes you deeper into Freddy’s realm than ever before, featuring exciting clips, never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes footage, conceptual art, publicity materials and exclusive new interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare.
Explore the legacy of “dream demon” Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary.
Cast: Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson
I absolutely love love love love this documentary
LOVE LOVE LOVE this retrospective! I adore the series and especially the projects Wes directed, and this is the ultimate guide for all Nightmare fans. Wonderful to get the details behind each film and see what it was that made things different or the same in all the movies! I also adore the love for the series that shows in all those involved even if it was difficult or frustrating at the time, which as a fan I love to see. Thank you Shudder for including this in your doc lineup!
Fun fact they skimmed over. Francis Ford Coppola"s nephew Nicholas Cage was at a bar where Johnny Depp was trying to realize his true dream of becoming a musician. After his bands set he and Cage started a conversation, Depp stated he was at the "starving artist," part of his career at which time Cage told him about this guy Wes Craven needing actors for his movie. Never having acted before, but needing the money, Depp auditioned for Wes, his two daughters happened to be there. The begged their dad to give Depp the part because he was so dreamy and the rest is history.
The best horror doc I've ever seen.