One of my favorite reads in the past decade is Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams by Robert Englund with Alan Goldsher, so I'm especially excited that a new documentary is now celebrating Englund's impact on the horror genre. Directed by Gary Smart and Christopher Griffiths, Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story will be released June 6th on SCREAMBOX and Digital, and we have a look at the new trailer!
Synopsis: A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies, but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and more.
The film which was shot over the course of two years, highlights the life and career of the classically trained actor and director.
The documentary follows Englund’s career from his early days in Buster and Billie and Stay Hungry (starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger) to his big break in the 1980s as Freddy Krueger to his directorial debut with the 1988 horror film 976-EVIL to his iconic acting status in current roles such as the hit TV series “Stranger Things.”
Robert Englund, Nancy Englund, Eli Roth, Adam Green, Tony Todd, Lance Henriksen, Heather Langenkamp, Lin Shaye, Bill Moseley, Doug Bradley and Kane Hodder
Gary Smart and Christopher Griffiths
Gary Smart and Neil Morris