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Heather Langenkamp Explains Why You Should Never Sleep Again



One of the things we were most grateful for while working on Never Sleep Again was the opportunity to meet and work with just about everyone who’s ever graced an entry of the now famed franchise. Especially Heather Langenkamp, who served as narrator and executive producer.

Heather was an integral part of the machine for sure, and recently she sat down with Ain’t it Cool News to talk about her experiences as well as what to expect from the massive four-hour long documentary.

“Every five years it seems like they come out with something to add to their DVDs,” Heather tells AICN. “I’ve been a part of lots of those. Usually, they only have one or two actors, and perhaps Wes. Our approach on this was to find the people who don’t usually get to have an opportunity to talk about their roles in these films, people who were very important in the making of the movie, but, for whatever reason, were never [interviewed]. The eighty-five or ninety people that are interviewed for this comprehensive look back on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET… of course you have Wes Craven, Robert Englund and Bob Shaye, who are really the original creators. But then you have people who had pretty small parts, and people who wrote [the screenplays], and people who were special effects coordinators and makeup artists; you have all kinds of people who contributed to the making of the film. I’m hoping there are people out there who know they’re not going to be an actor or director, but who might get a lot of inspiration from hearing about the more unchampioned heroes of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series. I think there are a lot of people who are fascinated by how these movies are made.”

Hit up the above linkage for more.

The 2-disc, nearly 8-hour package will be streeting on May 4, 2010, but you’ll want to order yours from the official website because it’s the only way you’ll get your hands on the limited-edition, commemorative 12”x18” poster with original Matthew Joseph Peak artwork (see below). What’s more, every poster will be hand-signed by “Nancy Thompson” herself, Heather Langenkamp!

Pre-Order Your Copy of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy NOW and Get So Much More!

And, if that isn’t enough Elm Street for you, the folks behind the doc have one more treat for Freddy fiends —

Anyone who orders the DVD from the Never Sleep Again website will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three 27”x 40” teaser posters that have been hand-signed by dozens of cast and crew spanning all eight Elm Street films who were interviewed for the documentary, including Wes Craven and Robert Englund (see below)!

Pre-Order Your Copy of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy NOW and Get So Much More!

Details on the giveaways and full specs of the DVD are all on the site.

It’s a dream come true for Nightmare fans, so get all the Elm Street you’ve ever wanted and PRE-ORDER NOW!

And don’t forget to see the gang live during our appearance at the Creation Weekend of Horrors, May 21-23, 2010.

For more on this project check out the official Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy website, the official Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Facebook page and the official Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy MySpace page.

To join in on the live fun as it happens, simply follow @ElmStreetLegacy on Twitter!

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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