Heather Langenkamp became one of the 1980s’ most beloved “final girls” following a couple of battle royales with “the bastard son of 100 maniacs”. As Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm 3: Dream Warriors, she came mightily close to besting Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund) and she also played herself in New Nightmare, a meta-horror which some regard as a spiritual predecessor to the Scream franchise.
Now, Langenkamp has unearthed an interesting “relic” from the production of the first A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Master of Horror Wes Craven and released in 1984. It’s a shooting schedule for Nightmare that covers the production’s first 25 days. It might not look like much from a distance, but it’s a thrilling window into the making of the film Fred-Heads will enjoy perusing. Langenkamp shared the image on Twitter.
“Cleaning out some files, I found this relic! I’ll be keeping it. Sparking joy!”
Look for Langenkamp in the upcoming, “definitive” documentary on 1980s-era horror In Search of Darkness, currently in post-production. She also recently participated in Hellraiser: Judgment, the latest sequel in the franchise launched by Clive Barker in 1987.
Give the trailer and synopsis for the original Nightmare on Elm Street below.
The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
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