Never Sleep Again – The Elm Street Legacy: Bluray Review












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! It’s no secret that I love horror films and one of my all time favorites is the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise. Freddy Krueger is a horror icon and the NOES films have kept generations of people terrified to close their eyes at night. This documentary, with it just under 4 hours, is the most comprehensive one of its kind and really digs deep into each film and I loved to hear  give his story on how he came up with the Freddy character. It doesn’t just stop with Wes either, just about every cast member from the past takes part in this stupendous film and to talk about their experiences while making the the films. Another great thing about this doc is the very rare behind the scenes photos and clips that are shown. Stuff like that doesn’t get put out very often and to think all the work that had to be put in to collecting all of that stuff together. Even though the franchise had its ups and downs this feature truly shows just how much everyone is so appreciative to be a part of horror history. As the cast and crew talk you can see a certain spark in their eyes and the fondness for the experiences whether they were good or bad. The person that got a kick out of it the most was Freddy himself, Mr. . You can see for yourself that he completely embraces the character, its legacy and all of the fans as well. I loved every part of the documentary from start to finish and for it being 4 hours I can honestly say it didn’t feel like it. It flew by and I sat there wanting to know more. I’ve seen quite a few behind the scenes features and retrospectives about NOES but this is by far the best and most complete. If you’re a a horror fan then you WON’T want to miss this and better yet it’s now available on Blu-ray! Do yourself a favor and order your copy as soon as you finish reading this. Do it! Special Features: Extended Interviews With Cast And Crew – Practically a 2 hour feature that gives a bit more depth to some of the interviews that are in the film. First Look: Heather Langenkamp’s “I Am Nancy” – An interesting look at Heather’s documentary about the Nancy character from the Elm Street franchise. For The Love Of The Glove – A feature on the history of the glove and people that make glove recreations including friend of Cinema Deviant Anders Eriksen and his wife Asia. Fred Heads: The Ultimate Freddy Fans – A look at the hardcore fans of the films and just how much they care about it including prop collectors. Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Return To Elm Street – A TV show segment that takes a trip to some of the locations of the original film. Freddy Vs. The Angry Video Game Nerd – The AVGN takes a look back at the not so great NES game. Expanding The Elm Street Universe: Freddy In Comics And Novels – Authors and artists tell their side on how it is to jump in and work in an already established universe and how they try to keep things fresh. The Music Of The Nightmare: Conversations With Composers And Songwriters – A chat with various artists that contributed music to the Elm Street films. Elm Street’s Poster Boy: The Art Of Matthew Joseph Peak – An amazing feature with Peak as he talks about his creative direction in making the movie posters for the first 5 films. A Nightmare On Elm Street In 10 Minutes – Various actors recite lines from their respective films as they are all mashed up to create the entire franchise experience within 10 minutes. Wow! Definitely a lot more special features than I ever expected to see on this release. That in itself is worth picking this up.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is available January 21st on Blu-ray from Image Entertainment


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