Once upon a time, two fierce young filmmakers set out to make a documentary about the legend of Mark Patton.
They were never heard from again...
In this fourth installment of my casual chats with out gay horror filmmakers, I'm honored to have with me TYLER JENSEN and ROMAN CHIMIENTI, the co-directors of the smash hit documentary SCREAM QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
In addition to discussing the challenges of piecing together a cohesive and powerful story as it unfolds in real time, we discuss the evolution of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2's queer storylines from stigma to cultural touchstone, homophobia on the convention circuit and the importance of gay mentorship.
Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street sets the records straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which ended Mark Patton’s acting career, just as it was about to begin. Scream Queen follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the U.S.
Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life that is met with equal parts joyful and bittersweet detail, as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” Scream Queen also finds Patton confronting Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew for the first time, including co-stars Robert Rusler, Kim Myers and Clu Gulager, as well as Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.
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