Elm Street: Heather Langenkamp added to Chicago Flashback Weekend


Chicago Flashback Weekend has added Heather Langenkamp to their guest list. The con takes over the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL Aug. 2 – 4, 2019.

A Nightmare on Elm Street fans are getting their wish as Heather Langenkamp is joining Robert Englund at Chicago Flashback Weekend. The mini-reunion is sure to be a big attraction for a lineup that just keeps getting better.

Langenkamp’s first major role was as the iconic Nancy Thompson in the late, great Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s hard to imagine someone else playing Nancy. Langenkamp brought this relatable intensity to the role. I always think about how wide her eyes would keep getting throughout the film.

Nancy was discovering the rules of the nightmares and Freddy Kreuger. As one of the ultimate final girls of the genre, Nancy came up with a strategy to defeat Freddy and put it into action. You could follow her level awareness through her eyes. The went from being wide with fear to being wide with I-gotcha.

Langenkamp reprised her role as Nancy Thompson in the epic A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and as a meta version of both herself and her character in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

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She’s also had notable cameo’s as a victim in Wes Craven’s Shocker, as a landlady in Hellraiser: Judgement, and as Moto in Star Trek Into Darkness. Langenkamp is also the co-owner of AFX Studio, which designs special makeup effects. She served as the special makeup effects coordinator on films including Dawn of the Dead and The Cabin in the Woods.

The celebrity lineup at Chicago Flashback Weekend is already pretty strong. Besides Langenkamp and Englund, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi from the Evil Dead franchise will be there. Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen from Candyman will also be in attendance. Todd will even be in costume for some photo-ops. Plus Melinda Clarke and Alicia Witt will also be signing autographs and meeting fans. Chicago is looking like the place to be for horror fans early next August.

Discount hotel accommodations are already available at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. There is a free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport.

One of the newest additions to Flashback Weekend is the Murray Brothers Caddyshack restaurant located within the hotel. It’s owned and run by Bill Murray and his brothers. It’s named and themed after the iconic 1980 comedy Caddyshack. They offer a special horror themed menu during the con.

Tickets and VIP packages aren’t on sale, yet. Check back with Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con over the coming months. This is going to be a good one.

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Have you ever attended Flashback Weekend before? Is Heather Langenkamp’s appearance making you consider the trip? Let’s discuss in the comments!