A FOUR HOUR documentary on the entire Nightmare on Elm Street legacy? Oh yes…I did.
The film opens with awesome stop motion animated renditions of iconic scenes (which are worth watching even if you turn it off after that).
I must admit, I think the FIRST Nightmare is one of the best horror movies ever made. With the possible exception of the third installment, Dream Warriors, I couldn’t stand the way they transformed Freddy from the darkest monster imaginable to a fountain of cheesy one liners and gimmicks. Even the makeup looked plastic and less involved in the latter movies, whereas the original was a glistening mess of gooey fresh wounds.
Still, the entire documentary is quite honest and self aware. Those who hated the sequels will probably feel vindicated. It’s streaming on Netflix at the moment. Recommended for hardcore fans of the genre!
Watch the trailer:
Has anyone else seen this?