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Peter Paltridge

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I could be crazy, but I remember reading an interview with the Duffers awhile back where they said they didn’t want stunt casting on Stranger Things. Arguably they threw that out the window with Sean Astin, but it really hits home with this new hire: Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund. His character, Victor Creed, is described as “a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.” It’s pretty close to the origins of Freddy, who was born in an asylum and then committed murders later. Then he died, and then he lashed a teenager to his own bed with a bunch of disembodied tongues! Okay, the similarities stop there.
The Duffers also announced that SEVEN other people have been hired for the upcoming season, because a common complaint about Stranger Things is that there are too few characters in it. First on the list is Jamie Campbell Bower, playing an an orderly who works at the same ward Victor is imprisoned at (and who...
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