Nightmare on Elm Street documentary comes to DVD

Camelot Entertainment announced today the DVD release of 1428 Films’ Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, which is being billed as the definitive behind-the-scenes retrospective on the twenty-five year history of the horror franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street. ‘Never Sleep Again‘ will be available on DVD tomorrow, May 4th, 2010, following the theatrical release follows of New Line Cinema’s A Nightmare on Elm Street remake this past weekend, which pulled in over $30 million at the box office.

Narrated by original ‘Nightmare’ actress Heather Langenkamp and with over 100 interviews from the cast and crew, including directors Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Nightmare), Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master), and Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), as well as talent John Saxon, rockstar Alice Cooper, Monica Keena (Freddy vs Jason), and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, ‘Never Sleep Again‘ captures the impact of pop culture and the horror genre, while exploring the intelligent, yet psychopathic character who brings everyone’s worst nightmares to life.

Here is an official synopsis for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy:

Child murderer. Dream demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man, one monster, who epitomizes those words:

Freddy Krueger.

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.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy DVD box art
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy DVD box art