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've got visible 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 might have by no means obvious him like this. Unflinching. Uncensored. Un"masked."

Meet Robert Englund, the award-winning actor top recognized for his function 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 fellow in the back of the latex masks tells his tale during this desirable new memoir, released to have fun the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1st "A Nightmare on Elm highway" movie.

you notice, Robert Englund isn't any monster in any respect, yet a deeply humorous, fascinating Hollywood veteran. full of Robert's hilarious tales, playful self-deprecation, and a beneficiant aiding of never-before-revealed "A Nightmare on Elm road" trivialities, "Hollywood Monster" bargains an extraordinary 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 usually disastrous on-set error, and the wave of recognition that propelled this humble California surfer child the entire solution to the pinnacle.

after all, status and fortune as Freddy got here years after the younger actor shared a trailer with monitor legend Henry Fonda, was once punched within the face by way of Richard Gere, took down Burt Reynolds, and muscled his approach 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 occupation -- the macabre and wisecracking killer who speedy turned a family identify. From the instant Freddy Krueger dragged his claws throughout a rusty pipe within the beginning dream series, a legend were 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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