The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is synonymous with horror. It’s basically American mythology at this point. Even if someone doesn’t like genre films or hasn’t seen an Elm Street movie, they still know who Freddy Krueger is. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a four-hour-long documentary that goes behind the scenes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, from Wes Craven’s first concept of the film to the merchandising behemoth it became and Krueger's eventual run-in with Jason Voorhees.
This documentary isn’t just a couple of tidbits of Elm Street behind-the-scenes info, but an in-depth look into each film in the franchise from its inception to how it’s regarded now. The cast and crew of each film isn’t afraid to spill the tea about each production, and even series creator Craven has some harsh words for the films that his creation spawned.