ICON: The Robert Englund Story, a brand-new documentary celebrating the life, work, and iconic status of one of horrors most beloved talents, Robert Englund has arrived from Cult Screenings in the UK and producer John Campopiano. Since first donning the tattered fedora and glove of eviscerating blades in 1984, Robert Englund has become one our generation's most beloved horror figures. Englund has risen to stand shoulder to shoulder in the pantheon of horror movie legends such 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, away from the latest makeup and red and-now iconic-green jumper, few realize the depths of England's true talent as a character actor. A classically trained actor and filmmaker, Englund has starred in many films in the years since Freddy Krueger's cinematic birth-and has even directed his own feature film.
This documentary will explore the man behind the makeup, charting his early days in TV and film to his status in the horror universe. Including intimate interviews with friends, colleagues, and the man himself, 'ICON' will also seek to answer the question of: "Was playing an iconic movie character a gift or a double-edged sword?"
ICON: The Robert Englund Story will feature interviews with cast and crew from the Nightmare on Elm Street films, 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. This documentary will also seek to explore Robert's earlier works from the 1970s including but not limited to, Buster and Billie (1974) and Eaten Alive (1976).
Writer, producer, co-director and lifelong Robert Englund fan, Gary Smart, said:
"If anyone deserves this sort of recognition, it's Robert Englund. He has been a mainstay of horror cinema for nearly 40-years and without question has risen to the ranks in horror alongside Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. All of us at Cult Screenings are so excited to be celebrating this his career."
As with all Cult Screenings documentary projects, ICON: The Robert Englund Story will be a crowdfunded project and will launch via Indiegogo on June 1st -- for 30 days. This is an amazing opportunity for horror fans, Freddy Krueger fans, and just fans of Robert Englund in general to take part of this celebration.
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