There’s little to say about this but I feel like I should at least post something because it more than deserves mentioning. This is a 4 hour documentary about the entire Nightmare on Elm Street series, which when I first heard about it already made it a must-see – it becomes even more so when you discover there’s a further 4 hours of “extras” on the DVD set. This month I’ve been working through the many older extras, interviews, featurettes to be found on older releases of these movies (notably the Nightmare on Elm Street encyclopedia, etc) and I can tell you there are few, if any, duplications here. These are all new interviews with just about everybody involved in the original, the sequels, the spin-offs, the merchandising… literally everything seems to be covered. Even actors you mightn’t expect to appear (for example Kim Myers, of Nightmare 2, who I don’t think I’ve ever seen interviewed) have been pursuaded to join in.
Obviously this kind of thing is only for fans, and if you are such a fan then you’ve probably already run out to buy it. But I just found this to be even more astounding than it sounded when I first heard about it. It’s a hell of a way to to spend an afternoon if you love these movies. It even kinda makes you love them even more, or at least make that love seem a little less strange. Oh yes, and there’s some terrifically disturbing stop-motion interstitials too. It’s really about time someone made an all-out stop-motion horror movie… Evelyn Evelyn anyone?