A short documentary dedicated to Nancy Thompson, Freddy Krueger's ultimate nemesis.
Heather Langenkamp takes us through a wonderful journey, through the *not so* stardom of being Nancy, and everything involved, obviously we meet some friendly familiar faces along the way, such as Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Jessica Craven (Wes' daughter) and many adoring fans.
We hear many different stories, most of which about Nancy. (Makes sense).
Unfortunately the documentary was only 1 hour and 13 minutes long. Rather disappointing compared to the near 4 hours of the first 'Never Sleep Again' documentary.
It was a great doc, don't get me wrong.
But the majority of it was Heather complaining about how Nancy wasn't as big as Fred, even though she was the real star of the show and the one that stood up to the man. You can tell she was joking throughout her complaints however and I'm sure in reality she's perfectly happy with her life and career, but every now and again you get that subtle moment of terror in her voice. The terror of believing Freddy will be forever, whereas Nancy is only a bit player in a big game.
Heather comes across as an amazing and friendly person, someone you can talk to for hours, and she would be happy to listen and converse back.
You could ask her for her phone number, just for random chats and she would probably give it to you (NO DON'T DO THAT THOUGH).
She puts up with everything. So much more than what I would be able to put up with.
Including the horrible fans that think they know more than she does about her own character and films.
Fair enough, they might, but don't argue with your childhood idols, Christ almighty.
Even though I really enjoyed the documentary, it really missed what could have been something special, just to add that extra hour and instead of talking to fans all the time, give us something more. Talk to us about 'Nightmare 1 + 3' thoroughly.
It did have an interview with Wes Craven which was nice, but for some reason both Heather and Wes looked like they had been crying or about to cry.
Heather did take her original pajamas from the first film with her to the interview though which was a nice addition.
I know there isn't much that could have been done really to lengthen the doc but they could have filled it out with a little more, I've already thought of one thing, it couldn't be that hard when you were involved.
Possibly interview or talk with even more people, come on, Amanda Wyss (Tina) wasn't even mentioned.
Still, it was the perfect companion piece for the first 'Never Sleep Again' doc, it could have been an extra on it though it was that short.
There are no extras at all on the Blu Ray I bought (From Germany), which also made it feel like it lacked something.
It has definitely made me appreciate Heather and her character more though.
And if I ever do meet her, I want to give her a hug and let her know she was my Leia.
(Most people had Leia from 'Star Wars' as a big female figure in their lives, but the one woman I found beautiful when I was younger was Nancy Thompson.)