I love Freddy Krueger, I can remember as a child watching the Nightmare on Elm Street films in awe. Loving every moment of them. I wasn’t a psychopath, at least that’s what I say at job interviews anyway, and I did have tons of nightmares, but I would still watch. I’d watch every single super scary minute of those shows.
When I was in third grade, my chosen Halloween costume was Freddy. Despite the desperate pleas from aunts and uncles, I had to just be Freddy because Freddy was everything, I wanted to be then. Not a psychopathic murderer of children and teens, but he made the world whatever he wanted. Making the world what I wanted was and is something I’ve always wished I could do, it why I like writing.
Robert Englund is the actor that plays Freddy Krueger, he’s perfect for it. From what I’ve read and heard he’s a very nice man in real life. I think that’s the trick, he’s able to be such a evil guy in movies because he’s a nice guy in real life. He has all that stuff to play with because he isn’t trying to hide a secret evil. Englund is also classically trained by the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Art, a school that boasts alumni Kenneth Branagh, Clive Owens, and Ralph Fiennes. There are people out there who might say that the real greats are Branagh,Owens and Fiennes but they’re wrong. The English Patient may have won some fancy awards but from the time I saw Nightmare on Elm Street 4 until the day I die, I’m going to keep watching and keep repurchasing new versions of the Nightmare series and that’s an accomplishment better than any statue or piece of gold.
Here’s some videos of Englund talking about his role, life and more.
And check out his book Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams
Who wins in a fight:
Tomorrow I talk about the movies, I just had to talk about how awesome Robert Englund is and always will be.