SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE on ELM STREET: On DVD This March
Virgil Films is releasing Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti’s new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street on DVD and Digital HD in March. The press release below has further details.
Our own Peter Martin caught the film last Fall, here is an excerpt from his review.
...we gain insight into Mark Patton, an individual who bares his soul with a greater purpose in mind than furthering his own career. While the first half of the film is of special interest to fans, the second half of the film really brings home fundamental truths that are still being addressed in the film industry today, and make it a well-nigh essential document for all truth-seeking movie lovers.
Watch the trailer below and keep an eye out for Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street wherever DVDs are sold.
SCREAM, QUEEN! My Nightmare on Elm StreetNew Dorian Award Winner for LGBTQ Documentary of the Year about Polarizing '80s Horror Sequel and Gay Cult Classic comes to Theaters this February and Digital HD this March from Virgil Films"I was not an out gay actor in 1985. Nobody was. Hollywood was very homophobic and AIDSphobic, and when you signed on for roles they often gave you a blood test. So, if you were gay, you were hiding. I was a 25 year old man, working very hard to have a career...and it was terrifying." — Mark PattonVirgil Films & Entertainment is releasing Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti’s new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street about the classic fright fest film The Advocate dubbed as "the gayest horror film ever made"; 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. The film is playing select theaters now and a DVD and digital release is scheduled for March 3rd.For the film's closeted young star, Mark Patton, such a tag was a stark reminder about the homophobia rampant in Hollywood at the time—and the painful experience he had making the high-profile film and living through the polarizing critical aftermath.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 the 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.The film also discusses Freddy's Revenge 's status as an LGBTQ cult classic, and illustrates how the career turbulence experienced by Patton—whose résumé includes stints on Broadway and a regarded role in the 1982 film Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean —wasn't out of the ordinary for the time. "There were plenty of gay actors like me," says Patton. "They starred in one movie and just disappeared. A whole generation just vanished.”