Fantastic Fest 2019 – SCREAM, QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET documentary interview

Fantastic Fest 2019 – SCREAM, QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET documentary interview

This year’s Fantastic Fest featured some great original films this year, but also had a few spectacular documentaries to boot. I was very much looking forward to seeing SCREAM, QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, which focused on the second A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movie, its star Mark Patton, and the critical and fan reception the movie received. I had just had Mark as a guest at Dallas Comic Show in August, and it was great seeing the horror fans come meet him and talk about what that film meant to them. There’s been a lot of discussion about how the second NIGHTMARE film was a not-so-thinly veiled allegory for coming out as gay in the 1980s, even though the writer David Chaskin swears it wasn’t intended to be. The documentary manages to interview pretty much everyone involved in the production, and certainly makes you look at the movie in a new way. Co-directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen captured some amazing moments with the cast members, and very personal moments with Mark, giving a much more intimate behind the scenes look at horror movie icon. You can see info below on where the documentary will be playing during their fall tour, or click here to see all of the tour dates. If you’re even a casual horror fan, I strongly recommend you check this film out, it’s an amazing experience and very sincere. Big thanks to Andrew Conway for shooting and editing this very fun and insightful interview!

Here’s the trailer for the doc:

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.