I still have a personally-autographed photo of him from when I wrote to him back in middle school as part of an assignment in computer class.
It is one of my most cherished possessions.
He lit up the 1980s and 90s genre landscape with one of the classic horror performances of all time as Freddy Krueger in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Cue rounds of ecstatic applause for the one and only Robert Englund who will be attending the festival to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of that Wes Craven classic (screening on Sunday Aug 24) and to launch the latest production in which he stars, THE LAST SHOWING, which screens on Friday Aug 22.
Festival co-director Alan Jones commented today “Englund is one of the genre’s originals and we are thrilled to host such an icon of fright”.
"Taryn. Why should we fight? We’re old friends, you and I, remember?"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors | 1987
Robert Englund is judging desserts on that asshole Cake Boss’s new show. #WelcomeToPrimeTime
Trading Cards from Wes Craven’s 1984 classic.