The creative forces behind this year’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed “Nightmare on Elm Street” retrospective, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy , is back for more murderous mayhem, this time taking audiences behind the scenes of the suspense-thriller that changed the face of fear forever! Producer/Director Daniel Farrands (Halloween 6, The Girl Next Door, The Haunting in Connecticut) and Producer/Writer Thommy Hutson have reteamed once again to explore everything that made Wes Craven’s postmodern shocker Scream the definitive horror blockbuster of the 1990s.
“After our incredibly successful collaboration on ‘Never Sleep Again,’ we were eager to find another project to work on together,” says Farrands of Hutson and their team at 1428 Films. “Fortunately, we didn’t need to look far. Having had such an incredible experience with Wes Craven and our friends at the BIO Channel on ‘Never Sleep Again,’ and of course with ‘Scream 4’ right around the corner, it made perfect sense for us to explore the beginnings of this landmark horror franchise.” Adds Hutson: “I have always said if I dipped my toe in the retrospective waters again after ‘Never Sleep Again,’ it would be for ‘Scream.’ As a fan of Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson and the entire franchise, I am thrilled to be going behind-the-scenes of a movie that made scaring the hell out of me and the audience a total blast.”
From the genesis of Kevin Williamson’s original “Scary Movie” screenplay to the film’s final gross of nearly $200 million in worldwide box office receipts, SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY will take fans deeper “behind the screams” than ever before. Featuring rare archival materials and exclusive new interviews with dozens of cast and crew members, this all-new, two-hour retrospective is being produced as part of the acclaimed A&E/Biography Channel series “The Inside Story” which has previously delved into the backstories of Hollywood blockbusters such as “Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Halloween.” Poised to be the definitive look at the 1996 horror film that is said to have single-handedly resurrected a dying genre, SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY will give fans an insider’s look at why the film, the cast and, of course, the inscrutable “Ghost Face” killer have assumed their rightful place as true icons of modern horror cinema.
So turn out the lights, brush up on the rules of horror movies and get ready to “Scream” all over again!