Robert Englund Makes ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ Fan’s Dream Come True

We all know Robert Englund is the man of our dreams.. er, nightmares. Englund is, of course, the man behind Freddy Krueger, aka the Springwood Slasher, one of the most prolific killers in cinematic history. Englund’s Freddy Krueger slashed his way through 7 A Nightmare on Elm Street films, the Freddy’s Nightmares TV series, Freddy vs. Jason, and, more recently, an episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs. Let’s face it: he’s a horror icon!

Yes, Robert Englund has made a nice career for himself as Freddy Krueger. Every year, he travels the globe, attending conventions, doing signings, and, most importantly, meeting his fans. Recently, Robert got the chance to meet with a very special fan, courtesy of the Illinois Make A Wish foundation.

Read on for all the details!

Robert Englund Makes A Fan's Wish Come True

Dreams Really Do Come True

According to a recent Tweet from the Illinois Make a Wish Foundation…

18-year-old Henry watched A Nightmare on Elm Street while coping with his rare disease. After being referred for a wish, Henry knew he wanted to meet his favorite horror icon @RobertBEnglund, who famously portrayed Freddy Krueger! @advocatekids

— Make A Wish (@WishIllinois)

Based on some of the replies, it sounds like this isn’t the first time Robert has worked with Make A Wish to help a fan’s dream come true. I’m not surprised. By all accounts, Robert Englund is a pretty swell guy!

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Final Thoughts

What a wonderful gesture. As his alter ego, Freddy Krueger, once said in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors: “Sorry, kid. I don’t believe in fairy tales.

Lucky for this very special fan, Robert Englund does.

About Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

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