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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy—The Making of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street

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This book is out of print and no longer available through Red Rover Books LLC.

The definitive chronicle of the making of Wes Craven's 1984 classic horror film.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Written By: Thommy Hutson
  • Publisher: Red Rover Books; 1st edition (November 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780991615407
  • Product Dimensions: 12.25 in x 9.625 in x 1 in
  • Approximate Weight: 4 pounds

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy—The Making of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street is the ultimate look at the scary, thrilling and groundbreaking 1984 film.

Through personal relationships and incredible access to many of the film's cast and crew, the ultimate story of how the movie was conceived, created and released—and its indelible mark on the world—will truly come to life.

Exclusive interviews with dozens of people who brought Elm Street to life (writer/director, producers, cast, cinematographer, effects artists, designers, stunt people and other crew), and combining hundreds of materials, including rare, never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, conceptual drawings, publicity materials, archival documents and more will complete this cleverly-crafted, comprehensive chronicle.

Material and chapters of the book include:

Here's a look inside:

Wes Craven

Swamp Thing


New Line Cinema

Amanda Wyss

Heather Langenkamp

Pre Production 1

Pre Production 2