Wes Craven, the horror legend who brought your favorite Scream series to life, became a household name with the release of his 1984 hit A Nightmare on Elm Street. But did you ever wonder what went into writing, selling, filming, and releasing the seminal film? Now is your chance to find out…
Thommy Hutson, the writer and producer behind one of our favorite documentaries, Scream: The Inside Story, has crafted an epic tome all about the legendary film that introduced the world to fright icon Freddy Krueger.
The definitive chronicle of the making of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic, 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 film. Through personal relationships with and incredible access to many of the film’s cast and crew, the ultimate story of how the movie was conceived, create, and released will truly come to life.
Exclusive interviews with dozens of people who brought Elm Street to life (including all-new cast and crew interviews!) and hundreds of materials will shape this comprehensive chronicle.
Readers will find everything they ever dreamed of as they enter the behind-the-scenes world of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street like never before. Interviews with cast and crew members who have never before gone on record or spoken about will divulge all-new secrets, stories, and trivia bits that will delight fans of this film. Further, rare and never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, conceptual drawings, publicity materials, archival documents, and more will help tell the story in a way fans could have only imagined.
The book will be hardcover, over 200 pages, and include both color and black-and-white photos and materials. It will be printed on high-quality, semi-gloss paper. It is an oversize (approximately 9.5 inches by 12 inches) coffee-table book. Physical production of the books is being handled by Toppan, an award-winning leader in printing with decades of experience. The cover of the book is a fantastic, original, exclusive painting.
Joining author Hutson in creating the book is editor and site contributor Lito Velasco (who worked with Hutson on documentaries such as Never Sleep Again and Scream: The Inside Story), layout designer Peter Bracke (author behind the fantastic fan favorite, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), cover artist Nathan Thomas Milliner (accomplished graphic artist who is the premiere artist for Scream! Factory), and Nightmare 1, 3, and New Nightmare star Heather Langenkamp (who contributed an Afterword to the book).
Also contributing to the book is everyone’s favorite horror director, Wes Craven, who wrote an all-new, original Foreword for the compelling account.
This is a labor-of-love project that’s over two years in the making. Like the wildly-successful documentary film, Never Sleep Again, this book is made with love by fans…FOR fans.
But that’s where fans like you come in. This book won’t become a reality without your support! Visit the following link and PRE-ORDER your copy now!
There are Reward tiers of varying levels for fans of all kinds, but with a minimum $50 contribution, you get a SHIPPED, Premiere edition (individually-numbered) copy of this amazing book that will arrive at your doorstep.
Remember: the book is written and layout is being finalized as this goes to press. But it’s up to YOU fans to make the book a physical reality. Again, go to http://tinyurl.com/lwewvn3 to PRE-ORDER now!
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International PRE-ORDERS are helping to make a huge difference in this campaign. If they were to get 100 more, it would almost close the entire gap. Please consider placing a reservation today!
And remember, Wes Craven himself is endorsing this project (via his Twitter feed)! So, why not chip in and help out? Spread the word, get your copy, and see how it all began!

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