Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams

Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams

Robert Englund


you may have obvious him within the "A Nightmare on Elm road" sequence -- and on your darkest desires. The sadistic killer with the flame-charred face. The knife-blade claws. The razor-sharp wit. "Freddy."..But you will have by no means noticeable him like this. Unflinching. Uncensored. Un"masked."

Meet Robert Englund, the award-winning actor top identified for his position as Freddy Krueger -- the mythical horror icon featured at the American movie Institute's "100 maximum Heroes and Villains" roster -- a personality as unforgettable and enduring as Bela Lugosi's Dracula and Boris Karloff's Frankenstein. Now, for the 1st time, the guy at the back of the latex masks tells his tale during this appealing new memoir, released to have a good time the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1st "A Nightmare on Elm highway" movie.

you spot, Robert Englund isn't any monster in any respect, yet a deeply humorous, captivating Hollywood veteran. full of Robert's hilarious tales, playful self-deprecation, and a beneficiant supporting of never-before-revealed "A Nightmare on Elm highway" minutiae, "Hollywood Monster" bargains an exceptional examine the cherished movie icon. With insider savvy and gallows humor, Robert recounts his audition for Wes Craven, the muse for Freddy's personality, the grueling make-up periods, his soon-to-be-famous costars, the customarily disastrous on-set error, and the wave of recognition that propelled this humble California surfer child all of the technique to the head.

in fact, popularity and fortune as Freddy got here years after the younger actor shared a trailer with display legend Henry Fonda, used to be punched within the face via Richard Gere, took down Burt Reynolds, and muscled his manner among Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sally box, and Jeff Bridges.

yet quickly after his high-profile stint within the groundbreaking television miniseries V, Robert Englund took at the so much celebrated position of his profession -- the macabre and wisecracking killer who fast grew to become a family identify. From the instant Freddy Krueger dragged his claws throughout a rusty pipe within the beginning dream series, a legend have been unleashed -- and a celeb was once born. this is often his tale.

""Welcome to major time, bitch."

" -- Frederick Charles Krueger, bastard son of 100 maniacs

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