|Actress Heather Langenkamp and I at Monster Mania in Hunt Valley, MD in 2012.|
If we look like BFF's, it's because of Heather's warm heart.
I Am Nancy (2010) played like a fan letter to Heather to remind her that she does matter, without the ego and a genuine stitch of vulnerability from an actress is who suspended in this film canon as the title states. In a quest to see why Nancy doesn't quite resonate with folks the way Freddy does, Heather and a small crew took to horror conventions in the states, the UK, and Germany to talk to fans about their love for Freddy and if there's any love for Nancy. Her most notable stops, London for a collector's convention and Connecticut for Monster Mania's celebration of 25 years of the franchise shows Heather's search at its best and worst.
I've heard great things about Heather in person, but to see her really personable with fans, asking their names and doing that little extra to make their interactions with her that much more special just warmed my gooey insides. I cannot dish my personal favorites because it'll ruin the good 'ol toasty feelings I want you to personally experience. But I will briefly mention my recent encounter with her which will stay with me for a lifetime. Getting a chance to talk with Heather, albeit briefly was such a joy. And you could feel the passion for her fans and work radiating from her. She really appreciates our support and I think most if not all horror fans truly appreciate those in the business who value their legacy in horror.
Heather asking fans if there are any Nancy collectibles, memorabilia and their bleak answers may induce a reverse of such warmness. The Freddy craze has clearly overshadowed all the other characters and Nancy was not immune to the overcast. When Heather goes to inquire about this to a vendor, all she finds is a replica of Nancy in the tub with Freddy's gloved hand coming at her. A replica that the vendor tells her is "discontinued". With all the Freddy stuff floating around, Heather shamelessly admits to a ping of jealousy. It's all about Freddy and Robert (Englund, the guy who plays him), Robert and Freddy. Their brief exchange about this while doing a convention together balances out any discomfort thanks to Robert's lemons-to-lemonade disposition.