Here’s a chance to learn more about the man behind the most famous glove in horror.
Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story–a documentary chronicling the life and times of the actor who created Freddy Krueger–has wrapped shooting, as reported by Deadline, and is scheduled to hit the festival circuit later this year. No theatrical release has yet been announced.
The documentary–directed by Gary Smart from a script he wrote with Neil Morris–features an in-depth interview with the genre legend, as well as sitdowns with Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, Lin Shaye, Heather Langenkamp and Englund’s wife Nancy Booth.
The film–currently in post-production following a two-year shoot–relates Englund’s start as a classically trained actor and feature director to his career-changing role in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street to his upcoming role in Season 4 of the Netflix hit Stranger Things.
Smart said the film “gives a wonderful insight into the world of a Hollywood icon. We are honored to have the support and participation of Robert in the making of this documentary. He is delighted with our tribute to his long and varied career.”
A Nightmare on Elm Street–written and directed by Wes Craven–introduced the world to Englund’s metal-clawed Krueger, the spirit of a child killer who had been burned to death by his victims’ parents after evading prison. The film–generally regarded as one of the best horror movies of all time–raked in $57 million on a $1-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story, as well as all updates on the actor himself.