“I Am Nancy” Available Now!

Posted on: July/2/2011 12:51 AM

Heather Langenkamp’s new documentary, I Am Nancy, is now available on DVD! Click here to order your copy.

I Am NancyI Am Nancy includes Langenkamp’s 71 minute feature documentary; an extended interview with Wes Craven; an extended interview with Robert Englund; and a 4 minute music video set to the I Am Nancy theme song which was performed by Jamie Coon and Tom Von Doom.

From the I Am Nancy press release:

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.

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