Robert Englund

Robert Englund

An American leading actor of a number of horror films, probably best known as Freddy Kruger in Nightmare On Elm Street, A (1984) and all of its sequels. Englund, a boyish, tall and gaunt figure became a cult favorite after that film but had started working in the 70s. He was cast in Eaten Alive (1976), as a sex crazed maniac directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, Tobe Hooper. From then, he went on to a number of low-budget horror films, including Galaxy of Terror (1981) and _Fifth Floor, The (1980)_ . Then came the big break as Freddy Kruger in 'Elm Street', as the man of bad dreams with the disfigured face, and a red striped shirt with his right hand as razor sharp knives. The film was directed by Wes Craven and was so successful that producers of New Line Cinema had him reprise Freddy in all of the sequels. With the success of the sequels, he played a the title role in the semi-remake of the horror film classic, Phantom of the Opera, The (1989) for 21st Century Film Corporation. From then on, Englund has frequently worked with horror director Tobe Hooper, for example in Night Terrors (1993) and Mangler, The (1995).Source: cinema.com
I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe.More Robert Englund quotes [09/11/2011 06:09:23]
I get a lot of teenagers going, 'Yo, Krueger,' and honking their horn and giving me the claw. Yeah, I'm recognized.More Robert Englund quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People actually were worried that I was going to get stereotyped as a monster after Freddy, but my God, I got stereotyped as white trash for years, the best friend for years, the redneck for years, the nerd for years and let me tell you...it's better to be a monster than to be a nerd.More Robert Englund quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own.More Robert Englund quotes [09/11/2011 06:09:14]
Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters.More Robert Englund quotes [09/11/2011 06:09:03]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Something once is not enough to be. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/14/2019 05:09:03] More


Anatoly Yurkin The local stumbling block is the building material for migrants. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/15/2019 01:09:31] More


Anatoly Yurkin Genesis is fiction written by guest workers. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/21/2019 06:09:36] More


Anatoly Yurkin The analog economy is an anvil waiting to be hammered by Libra. (Anatoly Yurkin) [09/15/2019 12:09:49] More


Anatoly Yurkin A money transaction is a Manifesto of alienation. (Anatoly Yurkin) [08/28/2019 05:08:53] More