Things are moving along at a rapid pace -- so rapid, in fact, there aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with the workload, much less find time to blog, but who am I to complain when I am working on the coolest horror retrospective ever made?
I am amazed that this project has become such a huge, multi-national/transcontinental extravaganza. I honestly didn't see it coming, and still am not quite sure how we managed to pull it off. We chased Ronny Yu across three continents for several months trying to lock down his interview -- and, by God, we finally got it! Through the magic of Skype and a fortuitous stroke of luck (we just *happened* to locate a Los Angeles cameraman who just *happened* to be working in Beijing, China at the time!), Ronny Yu is officially part of the "Elm Street Legacy."
From a frigid New York City to the southern-most tip of Corpus Christi ... from Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ... from our modest soundstage in Burbank to the woodsy backroads of Meadowvista ... we have searched out and brought to our proverbial hot seat well over 100 "Elm Street" alumni from every corner of the globe for this once-in-a-lifetime "family reunion."
While we wish we could have gotten everyone from the series (Ms. Arquette and Mr. Fishburne are particular sore spots), I don't think anyone has ever assembled such an enormous and varied cast for a horror retrospective (though I'm sure I will hear about it if I'm wrong -- and I stand humbly corrected). But rest assured: there will be no shortage of colorful stories from the set of all eight "Elm Streets." (The irrepressible Lezlie Dean -- and her strangely inanimate "lap friend" -- who was interviewed by our remote crew in Texas, will certainly be one for the record books!)
The stories we have heard are at once thrilling, hilarious and quite often ... heart-rendingly emotional. As far as we are concerned, these truly are the parting words of "The Last of the Elm Street Children," and it is an amazing feeling to see all of them interwoven into an amazing tapestry that brings together the joys, disappointments, frustrations and fears that Freddy Krueger and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series have delivered for the past 25 years.
Despite its "election year" promise, I can't help but quote the famous "Freddy's Dead" tag line: "We saved the best for last!"
You better believe it!