The man who played one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time, Freddy Kreuger, is going to be coming to the Silver Scream Festival in Santa Rosa California on March 4-6th. Robert Englund will be there to pay tribute to the director and creator of Nightmare on Elm Street, among other films, Wes Craven, who passed last year. You can find out more about the Silver Scream Festival here.
With more than 150 credits, Englund played the scarred slasher Freddy Krueger in all of the original ELM STREET films and has appeared in other genre classics such as URBAN LEGEND, WISHMASTER, HATCHET, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in addition to the 1980s Sci-Fi television series V. He’s twice been nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and in 2001 was bestowed the Academy’s Life Career Award. His memoir, HOLLYWOOD MONSTER: A WALK DOWN ELM STREET WITH THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS, was published in 2009.
The Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival, scheduled for March 4-6 in Santa Rosa, California, will screen both A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and NEW NIGHTMARE in honor of Craven. There will also be appearances by seven-time Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker (MEN IN BLACK, ED WOOD, THE WOLFMAN) and legendary director John Landis (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE, TRADING PLACES) in honor of the 35th anniversary of their seminal creature feature AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON; Bela Lugosi Jr.; SIMPSONS character designer Eric Keyes; and graphic novel superstar Darick Robertson, as well as an awards ceremony and screenings of the winning films.