March 18, 2012

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

As Horror Documentaries go, this is one of the best we've seen.

Never Sleep Again covers ever film in the Nightmare Universe, from the original Wes Craven masterpiece, all the way through Freddy vs. Jason. Just about anyone who has ever been involved with the films sat down to discuss them all, and at length; the thing runs for four hours!

Doc's like this are great, because Horror fans are generally rabid enough to sit through behind the scenes looks at their favorite fright flicks. NSA is particularly great because it doesn't gloss over the less popular entries in the series; every film gets the in-depth expose' treatment, and it's all a ton of fun.

Uncle Wes.
Before seeing this, I never realized how overtly gay Nightmare 2 was. I never knew that Renny Harlin pretty much improvised most of the kills from Nightmare 4 himself, because the script was such mess. It was crazy to see how so many of the stars we grew up watching in these movies have turned out, and how some of them look like cabbage patch kids now. (You'll understand when you watch it.)

The man behind the mask.
It's worth watching alone to hear the ever amazing Clu Gulager say "I didn't get a blow-job on the set, if that's what you mean" It's just full of great moments like that. Tons of them. Everyone has great stories from their respective movie sets, and not all of them are nice ones. Some are even sad, as we see how some of our beloved Horror icons hit rough times or didn't have much of a career after these movies.

You won't find the likes of Johnny Depp or Patricia Arquette giving interviews here, but fuck them, they should have shown up. NOES gave them their start, and they should give back some love.Near everyone else is present though, and it looks like they loved sitting and talking about their involvement.

True love forever.
This is a must have for any Elm Street fan, no matter how casual. At four hours long -eight if you count the 2nd, four hour long disk full of bonus features- this one will satisfy fans on every level. You should own this. Own it and love it, we say!


Of course we have to close this out with a look at some of the hotties of the Nightmare movies. We've even included the girls from the remake, even though a lot of people hated it. Chicks are chicks, man.


  1. Looking forward to this one.....
    Epic hotties hit-parade at the end of the review btw!

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    1. Wasn't it great? It made ours too.

      The Friday the 13th and Return of the Living Dead docs are jsut as good.