New Documentary FredHeads Will Spotlight Diehard Elm Street Fans


Do you still watch episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares on VHS? Are you one of the few that actually saw A Nightmare on Elm Street through to the end on either NES or Commodore 64? Or, do you happen to have the board game still lying around in your closet? If you answered “yes” to any of those, well, you may want to learn more about FredHeads.

As it turns out, Venn Pictures – the very minds behind Don’t Fall Asleep, a fan film that showed us what Nancy was up to between the first and third Nightmare movies – are shooting a documentary that aims to place the focus on hardcore fans of the franchise. If you hope to appear in this project in some capacity, then you should probably make your way to Flashback Weekend in Chicago, Illinois this August or to Scarefest, which takes place in Lexington, Kentucky in September. From what we’ve heard, those are the only two conventions filming will take place at.

Here’s the synopsis that’s been released:

“FredHeads is a documentary about the fandom of a Nightmare on Elm Street and how it has changed the lives of so many people. The documentary will follow 3 fans as they tell their story and what their journey in the Nightmare community has been; some as fans, others rising through popularity. Along the way, we will be filming at conventions and getting as many fan stories as possible to feature as many fans as we can in the documentary. It’s about the heart and soul of horror, and what Nightmare means to people and why it is not a typical slasher film.”

Although 2010’s remake was decently successful and a sequel was talked about, Warner Bros. unwisely sat on their hands for several years, allowing Jackie Earle Haley’s contract to expire. So, until the actual film franchise manages to pick itself off the ground again, this may be the only substantial new Freddy-related content we’ll get for some time.

For more on FredHeads, be sure to check out their official Facebook page.

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