If you’re a horror fan living in the Midwest, you are not going to want to miss this.  The 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention is gearing up to be another memorable year of genre fun and festivities and today they announced that Robert Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for the final time ever, courtesy of special effects master Robert Kurtzman, who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself.

What’s even cooler is that fans who attend Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op on Friday, August 8th, which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s iconic original A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.

Robert Englund will also be appearing live on stage in his Freddy Krueger make-up on Friday, August 8, 2014 during the FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS LIVE, a live on-stage late night horror talk show hosted by Chicago Horror host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz). The panel will feature Freddy and other celebrity guest appearances, entertainment, and surprises. Englund will also be on hand for the remainder of Flashback Weekend doing daily autograph sessions, Q&A’s and appearances at different screenings.

The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up also features other horror icons including a Phantasm 35th anniversary reunion with director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm and the rest of the original cast, Lance Henriksen, Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley,  Jennifer Rubin,  a Hellraiser reunion featuring Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance, Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and many more!

Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including Phantasm stars performing in concert, Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, the annual Flashback Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more to be announced.

Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative; their philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.

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    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

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One response to “Robert Englund to Appear in Freddy Krueger Make-up for One Last Time at Flashback Weekend 2014”

  1. Razor says:

    $365 a person? Jesus Christ.

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