"Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy" Review

Synopsis: For decades, Freddy has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films. What's more, it has become evident that Freddy may never rest in peace.

In this thrilling retrospective, fans will enter the world of Freddy Krueger and A Nightmare On Elm Street like never before: exploring what spurred mastermind Wes Craven to craft the first groundbreaking film; delving deep behind the scenes of the original and all of its sequels; learning how the cast and crew brought their worst nightmares to life; and finally, understanding the impact the series and its mythos have had on modern pop culture and the horror genre.

Narrated by and starring Heather Langenkamp, featuring interviews with the cast and crew spanning every film, and loaded with clips, photographs, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials, archival documents and behind-the-scenes footage, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is the definitive account of what many have called the best, most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history.

Review: In the past couple years there has been a few documentaries about different horror franchises (Halloween and Friday The 13th) and now finally we have the definitive Nightmare On Elm Street documentary. This documentary goes through the whole Nightmare franchise all the way from the original 1984 film all the way to the Freddy V.S. Jason film with interviews with cast members, directors, producers, and crew. Of all of the documentaries out there about the horror genre this one is seriously the best and most complete hands down, you get so much insight to the films and what each film was like to make and be apart of. Now there is some cast members that did not participate in this documentary such as Ronee Blakely, Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, Craig Wasson to name a few. The part I liked most was finding out how they did the special effects because I am a huge fan of old school practical effects and there is certain deaths I always wondered how they did them on these films. Even when they talk about the films in this series that Wes Craven did not direct he even talks about them which I found to be very cool. One thing I must say is that this documentary is 4 hours long and you may have to do what I did and watch it in 2 separate parts and also you get around 4 hours of special features on the 2nd disc so needless to say you will be quite busy with this DVD set. The only thing that could top this set for me is if they did a huge documentary about the Hellraiser franchise. There is not much more I can say about this besides go buy this DVD and watch it now!

-Daniel Damnation