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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Are you a fan of the Nightmare On Elm Street series?  Come on, who are you kidding?  Who isn't?!  Well, if you're a fan, and you've got some time on your hands...say about 4 hours...then I've got a very cool documentary for you!  It's called Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, and it's one of the best horror docs I've ever seen!

The story begins with the origins of the original Elm Street movie, back when Wes Craven was known only for The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes, and Wes himself explains how he got the idea, where he got the name Freddy and everything.  There are interviews with the cast, crew and effects people from each movie, it's an Elm Street fan's wet dream!

The doc starts at the beginning and goes right through Freddy Vs. Jason, talking with each director about their thoughts on the movie, the cast with behind the scenes stories and special effects people about how some of the most famous gags were done.  It seems that everyone is represented here except for Johnny Depp and Rosanna Arquette, and their absence only gives you the impression that they both feel too big for these 'little' movies.

If you're a fan of these movies, then you're going to want to see this, the 4 hour running time flies past and, with interviews with the likes of Robert Englund and Wes Craven, you'll hear things that you've never heard about these movies!  I'm giving Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 4 out of 4 cigars, it's fun, it's fast paced and it's a must for any fan of the Elm Street series!  Put it in your Netflix queue right now, because it's one of those movies that will be very popular, you'll have to wait a while, but it's worth it!

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy


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