Robert Englund Documentary Gets Theatrical Release Before Streaming
This documentary will chronicle the legacy of the iconic 'Nightmare on Elm Street' star.
A Nightmare on Elm Street has been a horror classic for decades, and since 1984 has been one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time. Of course, it wouldn't be possible to terrorize his victims in their dreams without his heinous counterpart, Freddy Krueger. The characters created by Wes Craven were brought to life by Robert Englund in the film's various sequels and spinoffs, cementing the actor's place in entertainment history. Now, the veteran actor's legacy will be brought to the big screen with a documentary titled "Hollywood Dreams and Nightmare: The Robert Englund Story," which will premiere around the actor's 75th birthday.
According to Variety, Cinedigm will exclusively screen the documentary ahead of its release on Screambox in June. Featuring interviews with the veteran actor, the documentary will not only highlight Ingram's legacy and the "nightmare" the franchise has delivered over the decades, but will also feature some of the biggest names in the horror scene, including Lin Lin Shaye Insidious), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Tony Todd (Candyman), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Heather Langenkamp, she as nancy thompson in the book A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels.
While the actor is best known for playing the supernatural serial killer that helped him rise to fame, Englund also appeared in a number of films, including the 1989 horror film The Phantom of the Opera, the horror film Dance" and the 2002 horror thriller Choose or Die. But while Englund is notorious for appearing in multiple horror films, the actor has also explored other genres, starting with his first film, Buster and Billy, and going on to appear in different films such as A Star Is Born, Smoking Barricades, Big Wednesday and Bloodbrothers, before landing the role of Freddy Kruger in 1984.
The actor played the role in seven A Nightmare on Elm Street before passing on the bladed glove to Jackie Earle Haley in the 2010 remake. He also reprises his role alongside fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees in Freddie vs. Jason and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
Christopher Griffiths and Gary Smart direct the upcoming documentary, with Smart calling the project a "love letter" in recognition of the actor's remarkable career: "Chris and I Always We've grown up to be Robert's fans and now having the opportunity to not only be friends with Robert but to celebrate his amazing career in this love letter documentary is truly a 'dream' come true for us.
On the other hand, Englund told Variety, it was a joy to work with directors who were able to discover films he had forgotten he was in. His own funeral. Gary, Chris and Adam (Evans ) managed to find old movies and TV shows that I had forgotten about. I will bring the dead back to life! Jokes aside - this is an accurate memory of a pro actor's journey - dreams can come true."