Trailer released for documentary about horror icon Robert Englund

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A new documentary is set to delve into the film career of horror icon Robert Englund, and a trailer has landed for it.

“One two, Freddy’s coming for you”. So goes the creepy rhyme that cemented claw gloved Freddy Krueger as one of the top horror icons of the 80s.

The man behind the mask for almost two decades was Robert Englund, and a new documentary is set to delve into his film career.

The official synopsis of Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story reads as follows:

Since first donning a tattered fedora and a leather glove of eviscerating blades back in 1984, Robert Englund has become one our generation’s most beloved horror icons. Englund has risen to stand shoulder to shoulder in the pantheon of movie legends alongside such greats as Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. His portrayal of Freddy Krueger is without doubt a moment as visceral to the horror genre as Chaney’s werewolf or Karloff’s ground-breaking vision of Frankenstein’s monster. A classically trained actor and talented director, too, Robert Englund has starred in many well-received movies in the years since Freddy’s cinematic birth as well as directing his own film.

As well as playing Freddy in eight films and the anthology television series Freddy’s Nightmares, Englund is a prolific character actor, appearing in a wide variety of films, from acting alongside Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1976’s Stay Hungry to playing a crazed film projectionist in underrated British horror The Last Showing in 2014.

The documentary was directed by Chris Griffiths and Gary Smart.

Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story will be released on Screambox+ in the US on 6th June, a UK date has not yet been announced, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Watch the trailer below…

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