Few horror actors are as recognized or as beloved as Robert Englund. Imagine how happy we were to learn the original Freddy Krueger is the subject of an all new documentary. Even better news: it’s in the hands of some pretty legendary documentary filmmakers. The doc is called ICON: The Robert Englund Story, and we absolutely can’t wait to see it! The project is still in development, and it needs your help to finish. A crowdfunding campaign to complete the project is launching soon.
Read on for the details, and learn how you can help pay tribute to a movie icon!
ICON: The Robert Englund Story Synopsis
From the makers of RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Pennywise: The Story of IT and You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night, comes this brand-new documentary celebrating the work and iconic status of one of horrors most-loved actors Robert Englund. Since first donning a tattered fedora and a glove of eviscerating blades in 1984, Robert Englund has become one our generation’s most beloved horror icons.
Englund has risen to stand shoulder to shoulder in the pantheon of movie legends alongside such greats as Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. His portrayal of Freddy Krueger is, without doubt, a moment as visceral to the horror genre as Chaney’s werewolf or Karloff’s ground-breaking realization of Frankenstein’s monster. Yet few realize the depths of England’s true power as a character actor away from the latex mask and iconic red and green jumper. A classically trained actor and talented director, Englund has starred in many well-received movies in the years since Freddy’s cinematic birth as well as directing his own feature film.
Yes! These guys make GREAT horror documentaries. This project is in good hands! Check out the teaser video from the doc’s official Facebook page.
Every Icon deserves for their story to be told…
Posted by ICON: The Robert Englund Story on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
More About The Documentary
This documentary will explore who the man behind the mask truly is, charting his early days in TV and Film to his current stratospheric status in the horror universe. Including intimate interviews with friends and colleagues as well as the man himself ‘ICON’ will answer the fundamental question ‘was playing an iconic movie character a gift or a double-edged sword for such versatile and talented actors?’
With interviews from Robert himself as well as Nightmare on Elm Street alumni and cast and crew of the likes of Urban Legend, 2001 Maniacs, 976-Evil, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Wishmaster, V, Dead and Buried, Phantom of the Opera and many more, ICON is truly a celebration of the horror genre classics from the 1980s to present day.
ICON will also explore the fandom of Horror icons such as Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley, Nick Castle, Jeffrey Combs, Brad Douriff, Tony Todd as well as many others and how cinema has created such iconic and memorable horror characters in the same vein as Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger!
Wow! An all star cast of contributors! I can’t wait to hear what they have to say about the man of our dreams. I wonder if Robert’s old roommate Mark Hamill will make an appearance?
The crowdfunding campaign launches on Indiegogo on June 1. Not since FredHeads was announced have we been this excited! Take our money!
Exciting stuff! As I said earlier, this project is in great hands. I watched that Fright Night documentary on Shudder. It was fantastic! Can’t wait to see what the filmmakers do here. I’m not sure yet how much money they’re looking to raise, but I bet this gets funded in no time. I know I will be chipping in.
What do you think? Are you excited to see more of ICON: The Robert Englund Story? Will you contribute to the Indiegogo campaign? Tell us in the comments!