It goes without saying that the master of theatrical horror, Robert Englund has left his clawed imprint on an entire generation of horror fans, making him one of the most beloved and iconic faces of the genre. His roles from Freddy Krueger, to Doc Holloran in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and Erik (the Phantom) in the highly underrated version of Phantom of the Opera, have pretty much solidified his powerful and influential presence within the community, and we really need to make this man’s birthday a national holiday folks.
I propose a day off from work and school filled with a Nightmare marathon with Starbucks giving away free Freddy Krueger Frappuccinos. Write to your Senator, nuggets. I’m giving you homework.
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That being said, SCREAMBOX is going beyond just a day and going balls to the wall all month long to celebrate the horror icon. GOOD FOR THEM! All June, the horror streaming platform will be showing some of Englund’s best and most iconic horror flicks including Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Tobe Hooper’s The Mangler, Galaxy of Terror, The Funhouse Massacre. and Night Terrors.
On June 6th, Englund’s birthday, the original SCREAMBOX documentary, “Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story” makes its premiere on the platform! This intimate portrait of the horror icon takes on a trip down memory lane, or perhaps Elm Street rather, and features interviews with Englund, his wife Nancy, and such genre favorites as Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, Eli Roth, Lin Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Mick Garris, Andrew Divoff, William Katt, Jeffrey Reddick, Corey Taylor, and more.
2023 marks Englund’s 50th year in the film industry, so if Hollywood can’t give this man an Oscar, the least we can all do is get #RobertEnglundDay trending.
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