With the sad exception of a few big Hollywood names called Arquette and Depp this is as close to a definitive and complete documentary about anti-hero horror icon Freddy Kreuger that one can get. For fans it is essential viewing. For the history of New Line Cinema just as essential and the love for Englund, Langenkamp, Saxon, Craven, Wyss etc. will only grow afterwards and make you wanna see the saga again.
Freddy will always be the most loved and frightening character of my childhood. This documentary has pretty cool random facts about its origins and how it ended up becoming a film franchise against Wes Craven will. It also underlines how Elm Street was the reason why the independent film distribution company New Line Cinema survived the 80s and became a mainstream film studio, "The House that Freddy Built" indeed.
The ultimate Elm Street documentary runs for a staggering 4 hours yet never loses sight of it's fascinating agenda. A shame Patricia Arquette was not a part of this, Dream Warriors is my personal fave of the series & I would've loved to see why she never returned for the 5th installment. But I was fine with no Depp (less of him is always a good thing in my opinion...). Special cameo from Jason Mewes was great.