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Title:   Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Director:   Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Year:   2010
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.01.15

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Date Viewed Venue Note
06.01.15Netflix A 4-hour retrospective on the entire Nightmare on Elm Street cycle. I feel like this might be a special feature on some DVD set or something because it feels like 7 behind the scenes featurettes put into one... but they are 7 GOOD behind the scenes featurettes so I liked it. Certainly you get some candid accounts of each film and what led to how they turned out. I think of the main 80s horror franchises I always liked Nightmare the most (my favorite Halloween is part 3 (sacrilege, I know), but I don't think I've seen all of them nor have I seen Friday the 13th part 2). I think maybe it's because you could legitimately claim that more than one of them were good. Plus the idea is so universal and classic. The super natural nature of Jason and Michael Myers always bugged me because they existed in the real world, but dreams are fair game. Anyway, I enjoyed watching pretty much everyone (except Johnny Depp and Frank Darabont and Ron Moore and Mike DeLuca) talk about their experiences. They really got a surprising amount of cast and crew as well as New Line execs to weigh in. I am sad to not see New Line pop up before movies anymore. They were really on fire in the late 90s and put out great DVDs when the medium was new.

...I should probably see the second Friday the 13th just so I can say that I've seen the whole series. I guess that means I should watch the remakes too. sigh...
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