Robert Englund

Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988, and won a Fantafestival Award for The Mangler in 1995. Englund is a classically trained actor.[1][2]

Robert Englund
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Englund in 2008
Born
Robert Barton Englund

June 6, 1947 (age 71)
ResidenceLaguna Beach, California
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active1973–present
Known forA Nightmare on Elm Street
Home townLos Angeles, California
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Gardner
(m. 1968; div. 1972)

Nancy Booth
(m. 1988)
Websiterobertenglund.com

Early life

Englund was born on June 6, 1947, in Glendale, California, the son of Janis (née MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer who helped develop the Lockheed U-2 airplane.[3][4] He is of part Swedish ancestry and part Scottish. Englund began studying acting at the age of twelve, accompanying a friend to a children's theater program at California State University, Northridge.[5][6] While he was in high school, he attended the Cranbrook Theatre School (organized by the Cranbrook Educational Community) in Bloomfield Hills. He then attended UCLA for three years, before dropping out and transferring to Michigan's Oakland University, where he trained at the Meadow Brook Theater,[3] at the time a branch of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1] Englund had five successful years performing in regional theater[7] including plays by Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. He married for the first time in 1968 to the nurse Elizabeth Gardner, whom he divorced in 1972.[8] Shortly afterward, he returned to the West Coast in search of film work, and landed a supporting role in the film Buster and Billie, directed by Daniel Petrie.[7]

Career

Englund was briefly considered for the part of Han Solo in the 1977 film Star Wars and, apocryphally, told his close friend Mark Hamill, who was sleeping on his couch, to go audition for the role of young Luke Skywalker, for which Hamill ultimately was cast.[9][10] Englund wound up in the 1977 film Eaten Alive directed by Tobe Hooper. He then played Ranger in Galaxy of Terror, produced by Roger Corman, which was released in 1981. Since then, Englund has made over 100 appearances on film and television. In his early film roles Englund was usually typecast as a nerd or a redneck, and he first gained attention in the role of Visitor technician and resistance fighter Willie in the 1983 miniseries V, as well as the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and V: The Series, in which he was a regular cast member.

But after such typecasting, Englund went against type when he accepted the role of Freddy Krueger, the psychotic burn victim and child murderer in Wes Craven's hugely successful A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984.

His association with the genre led him to top-billed roles in The Phantom of the Opera (1989), The Mangler (1995) – another film directed by Tobe Hooper, and 2001 Maniacs (2005). He reprised his role as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003).[11]

Englund is one of only three actors to portray a horror character eight consecutive times, the others being Doug Bradley, who portrayed the Pinhead character eight times in the Hellraiser film series and Tobin Bell who played Jigsaw. Englund has said that he enjoys the role of Freddy as it gives him a break from always acting out the nice guy; indeed, many people who have worked with Englund attest to his congeniality. Makeup artists responsible for the Krueger makeup have commented that Englund was so friendly and talkative that it made the lengthy makeup application slightly more challenging.

Englund's TV appearances include starring in the short-lived series Nightmare Cafe (1992), in which he played Blackie, the mysterious proprietor of the title cafe, and reprising his role of "Freddy Krueger" in the series Freddy's Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series. His guest roles include the science fiction series Babylon 5, one episode of the show MacGyver as Tim Wexler, Masters of Horror, MadTV, Sliders, and Knight Rider, where he appeared as a phantom haunting a film studio, and Walking Tall: The Series as well as a guest star spot on the hit TV show Walker, Texas Ranger. His work in voice-over animation includes magician Felix Faust in Justice League, The Riddler on The Batman, The Vulture on The Spectacular Spider-Man, and as Dormammu on The Super Hero Squad Show. On the TV witch drama Charmed (Episode: "Size Matters"), he appeared as a demon who used the services of a lackey to lure people into a decrepit household (where he lived in the walls) and shrank them down to action figure size. He also appeared on an episode of Married...With Children as The Devil. He appeared most recently, in one episode of the 2010 season of the television spy send-up Chuck, as a scientist who created a fear-inducing nerve toxin, a similar character to the Scarecrow, one of Batman's enemies in the DC Comics (A character he would later portray in the video game Injustice 2.)

Englund performed as host of the Horror Hall of Fame awards show three times from 1989 to 1991.[6]

The Author Robert Englund, in Gothenburg 12-13 March 2005
Englund in 2005

Englund made his directorial debut with the 1988 horror film 976-EVIL, co-written by future Oscar winner Brian Helgeland and starring Stephen Geoffreys. During production, Englund met set decorator Nancy Booth, whom he would marry.[6] His second feature, Killer Pad, was released direct-to-DVD in 2008. As of the beginning of July 2013, he was in pre-production to direct The Vij, about a young priest who is led by an evil genie to commit murder, and who falls in love with an old witch who is not what she seems.

Englund also directed 2 episodes of “Freddy's Nightmares” first was “Cabin Fever” and the second “Monkey Dreams”

His memoir, Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams, which Alan Goldsher transcribed from his dictations, was published by Pocket Books on October 13, 2009.

Recently he had starred in the web series "Fear Clinic",[12] where he appeared in five episodes as Dr. Andover.[13]

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Englund in the 2014 Fan Expo Canada

Englund recently noted he would welcome a guest appearance in the ABC revival of V in an interview with Todd Sokolove from Forces of Geek.[14] But the series was canceled before he could make such a guest appearance.

In January 2010, it was announced that Englund would return as Jackson Roth for the sequel to Dee Snider's Strangeland, titled Strangeland II: Disciple.[15] However, as of December 2010, no specific dates or plans had been made regarding the project.

Robert Englund in Chicago 2017
Englund in Chicago, September 2017

Englund made a guest appearance in "The Death of the Queen Bee" episode of Bones,[16] appearing as a quirky janitor at protagonist Dr. Temperance Brennan’s old high school.[17] His character, a friend of Brennan's, and situation were introduced as "very creepy... it's like Freddy creepy." Englund was a special guest at the 2010 Streamy Awards,[18] and also appeared as a special guest of the CA Weekend of Horrors on 8 October 2010.[19]

Englund appeared on the Creation Entertainment Weekend of Horrors in May 2010.[20] In May 2010, he was signed for the American independent thriller Inkubus.[21]

Englund appeared as himself in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies map, "Call of the Dead" as one of the playable characters, and acted out the part of a Halloween-themed serial killer in the 2010s revival of Hawaii Five-0. He also took part in a Halloween "Come dine with me" for Channel 4 in 2012. He also appeared in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.[22]

Although the character of Freddy Krueger is regarded as one of the most terrifying in cinema history, Englund is often described by fellow actors and film crews as being extremely friendly and appreciative of his fans, many admitting that his portrayal of Krueger legitimately frightened them as children.

He recently starred in The Last Showing and Fear Clinic, the latter was released on October 22, 2014 at the Screamfest Film Festival. Englund was also a special guest at Shock Comic Con on Valentine's Day 2015.[23] On February 2016, Englund hosted a "Nightmare on Elm Street" marathon on El Rey Network.[24]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1974 Buster and Billie Whitey
1975 Sunburst Michael Sutherland
1975 Hustle Hold-up Man
1976 Stay Hungry Franklin
1976 St. Ives Hood #1
1976 Eaten Alive Buck
1976 A Star is Born Marty Uncredited
1977 The Great Smokey Roadblock Beebo Crozier
1978 Big Wednesday Narrator, Fly
1978 Bloodbrothers Mott
1978 The Fifth Floor Benny
1981 Dead & Buried Harry
1981 Galaxy of Terror Ranger
1982 Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Tripper
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Freddy Krueger / Bus Driver
1986 Never Too Young to Die Riley
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Freddy Krueger
1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Freddy Krueger / Nurse
1988 976-EVIL Director
1989 CHUD II: Bud the CHUD Man in Trenchcoat Walking with Trick-or-Treaters Uncredited
1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Freddy Krueger / Maniac
1989 The Phantom of the Opera Erik Destler / The Phantom
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Smiley
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Freddy Krueger
1992 Dance Macabre Anthony Wager / Madame
1993 Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors Paul Chevalier / Marquis De Sade
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Himself / Freddy Krueger
1995 The Mangler Bill Gartley
1996 Killer Tongue Prison Director
1996 The Paper Brigade Crazy Man Cooper
1996 The Vampyre Wars
1997 Perfect Target Colonel Shakwell
1997 Wishmaster Raymond Beaumont
1998 Meet the Deedles Nemo
1998 Urban Legend Professor Wexler
1998 Strangeland Jackson "Jack" Roth
1999 Idle Hands the Hand Voice
1999 The Prince and the Surfer Kratski
2001 Wish You Were Dead Bernie Garces
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Freddy Krueger
2003 As a Bad Dream Professor
2003 The Return of Cagliostro Erroll Douglas (Il ritorno di Cagliostro)
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! Jack Sampson
2005 2001 Maniacs Mayor George W. Buckman
2005 Repetition Himself
2006 Hatchet Sampson Dunston
2006 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Doc Halloran
2006 Heartstopper Sheriff Roger Berger
2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Professor Gordon Crowley
2008 Red Mr. Doust
2008 Zombie Strippers Ian Essko
2008 Killer Pad Director
2009 Night of the Sinner The Prince
2009 The Vij
2010 Web Cam 3D
2010 De mayor quiero ser soldado Psychologist
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself
2010 Hollywood Don't Surf! Himself
2010 Tamora Gamble Rory Columbus
2011 Good Day for It Wayne Jackson
2011 Inkubus Inʞubus
2012 Strippers vs Werewolves Tapper
2012 Zombie Mutation Dream Man
2013 Sanitarium Sam (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
2013 The Moleman of Belmont Avenue Mr. Hezekiah Confab
2014 The Last Showing Stuart
2014 Witches Blood Himself
2015 Fear Clinic Dr. Peter Andover
2015 Kantemir John
2015 The Funhouse Massacre Warden
2016 The Midnight Man Dr. Harding
2017 Nightworld Jacob
2017 Nightmares in the Makeup Chair Doccumentary
2019 Abruptio Mr. Salk Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Mystery of the Fallen Angels Gar 1 episode
1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Willy Television film
1979 The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Informer Television film
1979 Mind Over Murder Ted Beasly Television film
1981 CHiPs Zack 1 episode
1981 Walking Tall Bobby Joe Wilson 1 episode
1983 Hobson's Choice Freddy Beenstock Television film
1983 V Willie 2 episodes
1984 V The Final Battle Willie 3 episodes
1984 Alice Sammy 1 episode
1984-1985 V Willie 13 episodes
1985 Hunter Vaughn 1 episode
1986 MacGyver Tim 1 episode
1986 Knight Rider Edward Kent 1 episode
1986 North and South Book II Deserter 1 episode
1986-1987 Downtown Dennis Shothoffer 14 episodes
1988 D.C. Follies Freddy Krueger 1 episode
1988-1990 Freddy's Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series Freddy Krueger 44 episodes,
Director: "Cabin Fever"
1992 Nightmare Cafe Blackie 6 episodes
1995 The Unspoken Truth Ernest "Ernie" Trainor Television film
1996 Babylon 5 Jeremiah Episode: "Grey 17 Is Missing"
1996 Sliders Dr. James Aldohn 1 episode
1997 Married... with Children Lucifer 1 episode
1998 The Simpsons Freddy Krueger Voice, Episode: "Treehouse of Horror IX"
1999 The Jamie Foxx Show Clive Season 3 Ep. 12 "Bro Jack"
1999 The Hughleys' Storm o' the Century Evil Bloodthirsty Brian Season 1 Episode 17
2000 Python Dr. Anton Rudolph Television film
2001 Charmed Gammill 1 episode
2002 Justice League Felix Faust Voice, Episode: "Paradise Lost" Parts 1 & 2
2004 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Ringmaster Voice, Episode: "Circus of Ooze"
2004-2008 The Batman The Riddler Voice, 4 Episodes: "Riddled", "Night and the City", "Riddler's Revenge", "Rumors"
2005 Justice League Unlimited Felix Faust Voice, Episode: "The Balance"
2005 Dance of the Dead The MC 1 episode
2007 Black Swarm Eli Giles Television film
2008-2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Vulture Voice, 4 Episodes
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show Dormammu Voice, Episode: "Enter Dormammu!"
2010 Bones Ray Buxley 1 episode
2010 Chuck Dr. Stanley Wheelwright Episode: "Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror"
2010 Supernatural Dr. Robert Episode: "Appointment in Samara"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Samuel Lee 1 episode
2011-2017 Regular Show the Stag Man / Anti-Pops Voice, 8 Episodes
2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Myglom Voice, Episode: "Razer's Edge"
2012 Criminal Minds Detective Gassner 1 episode
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Jim Bickerman Television film
2013 Workaholics Dr. TelAmeriCorp / Josh 1 episode
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dire and Dread Beaver Voice, Episode: "In Dreams"
2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Pluto Voice, Episode: "The Tale of Hercules"[25]
2015 Hell's Kitchen Himself 1 episode
2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Jim Bickerman Television film
2018 The Goldbergs Freddy Krueger Episode: "Mister Knifey-Hands"

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
1988 "Are You Ready for Freddy" The Fat Boys Freddy Krueger [26]

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Fear Clinic Dr. Andover 5 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2011 Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Dormammu
2011 Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger Uncredited
2011 Call of the Dead Himself
2016 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Terran Emperor
2017 Injustice 2 Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow [27]

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External links

2001 Maniacs

2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Jay Gillespie, Dylan Edrington, and Matthew Carey. It is a remake of the 1964 film Two Thousand Maniacs! written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. The film is distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. It was filmed in Westville, Georgia.

976-EVIL

976-EVIL is a 1988 horror film directed by Robert Englund, and co-written by Brian Helgeland.

The film's title refers to the 976 telephone exchange, a now mostly defunct premium-rate telephone number system that was popular in the late 1980s, but has since been superseded by area code 900.

Are You Ready for Freddy

"Are You Ready for Freddy" is a song by American hip hop trio The Fat Boys from their 1988 album Coming Back Hard Again . Portions of the song were rapped by Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The song was originally released in 1988 as the theme for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.

Black Swarm

Black Swarm is a 2007 Canadian suspense film directed by David Winning. Actor Robert Englund plays a mysterious beekeeper who has a secret to hide in the small town of Black Stone. It is the 9th film of the Maneater Series.

Fear Clinic

Fear Clinic is a 2009 web series that was directed by Robert Green Hall and distributed through FEARnet. The series comprised five webisodes and starred Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, and Lisa Wilcox. Englund commented that it was initially difficult for him to "wrap [his] head around the idea of the webisode because it’s consolidated storytelling". A feature-length film was released on October 22, 2014.

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger () is a character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a burnt serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well. In the dream world, he is a powerful force and almost completely invulnerable. However, whenever Freddy is pulled into the real world, he has normal human vulnerabilities.

The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off. In the 2010 franchise reboot, Freddy Krueger was portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley. In 2011, Freddy appeared as a playable character in the video game Mortal Kombat. Over the course of the series, Freddy has battled numerous survivors including Nancy Thompson.In the film Freddy vs. Jason and the Nightmares on Elm Street comics, an alias is used, namely "the Springwood Slasher".Freddy attacks his victims from within their dreams. He is commonly identified by his burned, disfigured face, red-and-green striped sweater, brown fedora, and trademark metal-clawed brown leather glove only on his right hand. This glove was the product of Krueger's own imagination, the blades having been welded by himself. Robert Englund has said many times that he feels the character represents neglect, particularly that suffered by children. The character also more broadly represents subconscious fears.

Wizard magazine rated Freddy the 14th greatest villain, the British television channel Sky2 listed him 8th, and the American Film Institute ranked him 40th on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains" list. In 2010, Freddy won an award for Best Villain (formerly Most Vile Villain) at the Scream Awards.

Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher film directed by Ronny Yu and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. The film, a crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series, retroactively establishes them in a shared universe and pits Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees against each other. It is the last film in each series before their respective reboots. The film is the eighth in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the eleventh in the Friday the 13th franchise.

In the film, Freddy (Robert Englund) has become incapable of haunting people's dreams; the residents of Springwood, Ohio, have largely forgotten about him after his death and descent into hell. To regain his power (and freedom), he resurrects Jason (Ken Kirzinger) and manipulates him into traveling to Springwood to cause panic and fear; this sparks rumors that Freddy has returned. Although Jason arouses enough fear for Freddy to haunt the town again, he angers Freddy by depriving him of potential victims. This culminates in a climactic battle between the two supernatural killers.

Freddy vs. Jason was released in the United States on August 15, 2003. It grossed $114 million, the highest-grossing film in the Friday the 13th series and the second-highest-grossing film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Adjusted for inflation, at $174 million it is the second-highest-grossing film in the Friday the 13th series and the highest-grossing film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film is Englund's final cinematic appearance as Freddy Krueger, although he appeared as the character in an episode of The Goldbergs.

Hollywood Don't Surf!

Hollywood Don't Surf! is a 2011 documentary film that premiered in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival while a work in progress and held its North American premiere at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, where it was presented to a packed park at the Abel Gance Outdoor theater by actress Daryl Hannah.Narrated by Robert Englund, the film explores the purportedly strained relationship between Hollywood film makers and the surfing community. After an irreverent and wild main title sequence (including the first printed and filmed images of surfing), Hollywood Don't Surf! examines the legendary film Gidget and the subsequent surf exploitation genre that followed, centering on the ambitious John Milius written and directed 1978 Warner Bros. film Big Wednesday, a commercial disappointment at the time, and the smattering of surf films that followed as Big Wednesday enjoyed a subsequent rebirth as a cult film on home video.

The documentary features:

Quentin Tarantino

Steven Spielberg

John Milius

Jan-Michael Vincent

Robert Englund

Stacy Peralta

Gary Busey

Lee Purcell

Frankie Avalon

John Stockwell

Nia Peeples

William Katt

Laird Hamilton

Greg Noll

Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman

Rick Dano

Holly Beck

Killer Pad

Killer Pad is a 2008 comedy/horror film directed by Robert Englund and starring Daniel Franzese, Eric Jungmann and Shane McRae.

Meet the Deedles

Meet the Deedles is a 1998 American comedy film directed by Steve Boyum in his directorial debut, and starring Paul Walker, Steve Van Wormer, A. J. Langer, John Ashton, Robert Englund, and Dennis Hopper.

Night Terrors (film)

Night Terrors is a film directed by Tobe Hooper. It stars Robert Englund in a dual role, as both Chevalier and the Marquis de Sade. The film was originally set to be shot in Egypt, which later was changed to Tel Aviv, which led the original director to quit the feature and the production company to hire director Tobe Hooper.

The film has received several negative reviews, noting Hooper's lower quality output following the release of Poltergeist.

Nightmares in the Makeup Chair

Nightmares in the Makeup Chair is a documentary film, written and directed by Mike Kerz and released in 2018.The film stars Robert Englund, Robert Kurtzman and Rich Koz. The film features Robert Englund’s return to his Freddy Krueger makeup and documents the process as special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman creates and applies the Freddy makeup to Robert Englund. Every step in the Freddy Krueger makeup process is detailed as Robert Englund reminisces and shares stories and anecdotes about the making of the Nightmares on Elm Street movies and his years playing Freddy Krueger.

Robert Englund agreed to wear his Freddy Krueger makeup one more time and produce Nightmares in the Makeup Chair to pay tribute to the art of practical special effects makeup artists.

The Freddy makeup application process was filmed at the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Scenes for Nightmares in the Makeup Chair were also filmed in Robert Kurtzman’s studio, Creature Corps, in Crestline, Ohio. Robert Kurtzman filmed the process in which he details the creative steps in designing, sculpting, manufacturing and applying the final version of Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger overlapping appliance prosthetic makeup.

The film was announced to the public on February 1, 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. The trailer was premiered on YouTube and had over 100,000 views in the first two days.

Raise Your Fist and Yell

Raise Your Fist and Yell is the tenth solo album by rock musician Alice Cooper released on September 5th 1987. It features the track “Prince of Darkness”, which is featured very briefly in the John Carpenter film of the same name, in which Cooper has a cameo as a murderous vagrant. The song can be heard on the Walkman of one of his victims. A music video was made for the song “Freedom”, which also became the album's sole single. Raise Your Fist and Yell is the only Alice Cooper album to feature Ken K. Mary on drums and the last to feature Kip Winger on bass.

The album continues the slasher film trend created by Cooper’s previous album Constrictor. The track “Lock Me Up” features a guest appearance from Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare On Elm Street series.

The album cover for Raise Your Fist and Yell was painted by artist Jim Warren.

The Mangler (film)

The Mangler is a 1995 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written by Hooper and Harry Alan Towers (under the pseudonym of Peter Welbeck). The film is based upon the Stephen King short story of the same name, which appeared in his inaugural short story collection Night Shift. It stars Robert Englund and Ted Levine. It also spawned two sequels The Mangler 2 and The Mangler Reborn.

The Paper Brigade

The Paper Brigade (also known as Gunther and the Paper Brigade) is a 1997 adventure/comedy film directed by Blair Treu. The film stars Kyle Howard and Robert Englund.

The Phantom of the Opera (1989 film)

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1989 American horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and based on Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name. The film is an updated and gorier version of the classic 1910 tale, and stars Robert Englund as the Phantom.

Zombie Strippers

Zombie Strippers is a 2008 American zombie comedy. The film was shot, edited, written, and directed by Jay Lee. The film, starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, Penny Drake, and Roxy Saint, was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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