New Doc ‘FredHeads’ Will Explore Fans’ Connections To Freddy Krueger (Trailer)

December 24, 2022

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FredHeads, a new documentary that explores the relationships between fans and A Nightmare on Elm Street, is due to be released this February.


The documentary follows a group whose friendships were formed and molded by A Nightmare on Elm Street. They venture out to share the stories of other fans of all ages from around the world whose lives were also changed by the horror film franchise.


“This has been an incredible journey,” says Paige Troxell, director, editor, and producer of FredHeads. “I feel so incredibly honored that I get to share these stories of how each of us have used these films to face our own nightmares. FredHeads to me is ultimately the story of survival, and how a franchise can be more than just a film.”


In addition to convention footage and online submissions, the film also features testimonials from Elm Street alums, including Lisa Wilcox, Toy Newkirk, Andras Jones, Miko Hughes, and more.


“FredHeads is more than recording fan stories but exploring the impact of a franchise and whether the obsession over its main character is an unhealthy addiction or brings ‘family’ closer together,” says Kim Gunzinger, co-director, producer, and assistant editor of FredHeads.


FredHeads was recently acquired for distribution by BayView Entertainment, a full-service media company committed to acquiring, developing, producing, marketing, and distributing audio-visual content.


“We’re really excited to bring Freddy back on February 14 th . This is a franchise that means so much to so many different people and we’re happy that we get to help deliver those stories to the world,” says Peter Castro, BayView’s VP of Acquisitions.



FredHeads premiered at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH, in September 2022 to an emotional response from the audience. You can learn more about FredHeads by visiting the official Facebook page. The film will be released on Valentine’s Day.



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