Thommy Hutson, Writer and Producer
A&E/The Biography Channel
Released in 2010


Child murderer. Dream demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man, one monster, who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is the ultimate making of chronicle of the scary, thrilling and groundbreaking series. Go deeper into the boiler room than ever before to explore the origins of the groundbreaking first film, the secrets behind the entire franchise’s blockbuster status and, finally, understand the impact the series and its mythos have had on modern culture and cinema. Featuring over one hundred interviews with cast and crew spanning all eight films, never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials and archival documents, this cleverly-crafted, comprehensive look back is the definitive account of what many have called the best, most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history.


  • Winner, 37th Saturn Awards for Best DVD Release
  • Winner, 2010 Reaper Award for Best in Show and Best Direct-to-Video

Press, Reviews & Interviews

Average Customer Rating: 5/5 stars —
“Fedoras off to the team responsible for this high-water mark in genre documentaries.”—Fangoria
“Like something Ken Burns would make if he were a huge horror geek.” —FEARnet
Freddy Krueger’s horrid ‘burn victim’ origins (video), January 22, 2014
Wes Craven talks about ‘Elm Street’ doc ‘Never Sleep Again’, January 20, 2014
[Interview] Wes Craven And The ‘Never Sleep Again’ Creators Discuss Freddy’s Legacy!, January 20, 2014
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), May 31, 2013
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (DVD Review), May 6, 2010
Review: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, May 2, 2010
Exclusive: Producer Talks Nightmare on Elm Street Documentary, November 11, 2009