He’s part of the the reason you look under your bed at night.
His name’s Robert Englund, and for 35 years, you’ve probably referred to him as Freddy Krueger. Believe it or not, that’s about as long as it’s been since Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street first hit theaters, and among the several spinoffs and sequels it’s spawned, the film’s become a cult horror classic.
A lot of this acclaim can surely be attributed to Englund, whose eerie performance as the iconic dream-hunter has become a staple of scream cinema – showcased in seven additional films ranging from 1985 to 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. So it makes sense that people want to know his story.
And that’s exactly what Cult Screenings UK’s been trying to provide to us with their latest project, ICON: The Robert Englund Story. Taking to Indiegogo.com, they launched a fundraising campaign to help get the documentary off the ground, and at the time of posting, they’ve met 101% of their goal, having been given over $40,000 USD (over $31,000 GBP).
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Yes, from the sounds of it, Elm Street fans can look forward to a new film detailing the life of one of horror’s greatest heroes – or villains, rather.
According to the campaign site, ICON will feature extensive interviews with Englund himself, along with horror-heavyweights Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley, Brad Dourif, Tony Todd, Corey Taylor, Bill Moseley, Eli Roth, Corey Taylor, Ken Kirzinger, Michael Berryman, Andrew Divoff, and R.A. Mihailoff among many others.
So, what do you think, Nightmare on Elm Street fans? Are you excited for ICON: The Robert Englund Story? Check out the site’s page for more info on how to get involved with the project and the best way to ensure you get to see it.