A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge star Mark Patton tells his story in the new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, and we can exclusively let you know today that the documentary’s soundtrack (composed by Alexander Taylor) will be coming to vinyl in conjunction with the premiere of the film at Fantastic Fest this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know, from the official press release…
At the time of release, The Advocate dubbed 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge “the gayest horror film ever made.” 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.
The final theatrical cut of a new documentary about Patton’s time in the horror spotlight, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (screamqueendocumentary.com), is debuting at Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX) this Sunday, September 22, which also happens to be Patton’s birthday. In the film, Patton—who co-produced the film with Roman Chimienti, a NYC-based director and sound engineer—sets the record straight about the controversial sequel, which ended his acting career just as it was about to begin.
A very limited number of Scream, Queen! soundtrack LPs will also debut at the festival. The 1984 Publishing release features artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin, is pressed on opaque pink vinyl, and contains a print by Lee Howard. Patton, directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, and composer Alexander Taylor will all be on hand at Fantastic Fest to sign the LP release.
For those not able to make the screening, 1984 Publishing is currently taking pre-orders (1984Publishing.com/store) for 100 exclusive copies of the soundtrack, each containing a print hand-signed by Patton.
Additional unsigned copies of the soundtrack will be available at upcoming screenings of the film, plus at Mark Patton’s personal appearances (while supplies last / limited to 350). Approximately forty screenings of Scream, Queen! are currently scheduled in the months ahead, both in the US and internationally.
Scream, Queen! composer Alexander Taylor said, “It’s truly been an honor of a lifetime to have been on this incredible journey with Mark, Roman, and Tyler. Mark’s story is as beautiful as it is important, and I’m so glad I could help share it. Scoring a doc is a wild experience. The story can change right when you think you have it all figured out. Much like life. As a result, I wrote this score over a period of two years.”
Co-director Tyler Jensen shares this sentiment, “We are very excited to share this story, both on film and on vinyl. Mark’s tale speaks to all of us who have had to fight to be who we are.”
Scream, Queen! is executive produced by Matthew Chojnacki (24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters).