I Am Nancy

I Am Nancy

Actress Heather Langenkamp is most well-known for performance as teenage insomniac “Nancy Thompson” in Wes Craven’s 1984 classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street. She later went on to play Nancy in the wildly successful A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and the critically acclaimed Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

In the autobiographical I Am Nancy, the focus is squarely on Heather and her unique experience playing Wes Craven’s legendary teen heroine. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Heather asks the burning question: “Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?”After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, Heather reflects on the relevance of heroes in this modern age of monster lovers.


Directed by Arlene Marechal, the hour and ten minute documentary features hundreds of fans as it pays tribute to the vibrant horror subculture that has powerfully influenced motion picture trends over the past three decades. Adding to the conversation are Robert Englund and Wes Craven who give amusing and insightful answers to Heather’s offbeat questions.

The DVD includes expanded interviews with Robert Englund and Wes Craven, as well as priceless fan moments set to the “I AM NANCY” theme song performed by Jamie Coon and Tom Van Doom.

Edited by Troy Bogert, the film is a fast-paced adventure that juxtaposes the iconic, pop culture “Freddy” with the darker “Krueger” of our nightmares. Prepare to put yourself in Nancy’s shoes and think about Elm Street in a whole new way.

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Released: 2011
Run Time: 71 minutes
Format: DVD

Produced by Some Pig Productions
Distributed by Some Pig Productions
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Heather Langenkamp is undoubtedly most well-known for her performance as teenage insomniac “Nancy Thompson” in Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, a movie recently recognized by People Magazine as the “Fifth Most Popular Horror Film of All Time.”

Over the last 25 years, Langenkamp reprised her famous role in two more Elm Street films: the wildly successful A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and the critically acclaimed Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

I Am Nancy is Langenkamp’s second foray into the documentary world after executive producing the award winning Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. But this time, the focus is on Langenkamp herself and her unique experience playing Nancy Thompson, Wes Craven’s legendary teen heroine. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, she asks the burning question: Why “Freddymania” and not “Nancymania?” After personally experiencing the craze of “Freddy Krueger” marketing, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of nine Nightmare on Elm Street films, Langenkamp reflects on the relevance of heroes in this modern age of monster lovers.

Directed by Langenkamp’s sister-in-law, Arlene Marechal, the hour and ten minute documentary was filmed over the course of 18 months at six horrorcons around the globe. Featuring hundreds of “Nightmare” devotees, the film pays tribute to the genre fans who make up the vibrant subculture that has powerfully influenced motion picture trends over the past three decades. Most interesting of all are the interviews with Robert Englund and Wes Craven, who both give amusing and insightful answers to Heather’s offbeat questions.

Edited by Troy Bogert, the film is a fast-paced adventure that juxtaposes the iconic, pop culture “Freddy” we have all come to know and love with the darker “Krueger” of our nightmares. Prepare to think about Elm Street in a whole new way as Heather reveals the important role “Nancy Thompson” plays in the lives of her dearest fans.