Welcome back to another weekly dose of Elm Street. Things have been moving fast and furious on this incredible production, and I am happy to report that the news is all great.
It seems that every day the number -- and caliber -- of people that we are interviewing grows by leaps and bounds. With a tally of over 90 (yes, 90!) interviews that span every film, we are thrilled to be putting together what will absolutely be the most definitive look back at the ELM STREET films. Period. And even though I am in the thick of it with our amazing crew, sometimes when I am reading a quote, or looking at a photo that has never been seen before (don't worry, we have plenty that you'll be getting your eyes on, too!), I find myself thinking on just how cool it is to be doing this project. It's moments like that when I know what we're doing is special.
And it's more than getting to meet all of the incredible people who built the franchise. Some are old friends -- and some will undoubtedly become our friends -- but we quickly realized that each one of them holds a place in their heart for the work they've done. And, boy, have we heard every kind of story and memory there is!
The tales we've been told are unflinchingly honest, oftentimes humorous and, for a few, genuinely heartwarming and emotional. It was while listening to all of these people that I realized they never thought they were making "just another horror movie." They card about the project and one another. And, for some, it changed their lives forever.
And that's why I think these films will always be remembered. Everything they've done, everything that Wes Craven started, has gone down in the annals of movie history. And for good reason.
That we're able to be a part of all of that, bringing it together for each and every fan (ourselves included!) in one place is really just incredible. And I can't wait for you all to see it.
--Thommy Hutson (producer/writer)