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From Eaten Alive to Elm Street, Robert Englund has become a living horror legend. But he is so much more than an iconic movie monster, Englund is also a classically trained actor. The 75-year-old thespian once auditioned for the parts of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo for The New Hope.

Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

He had seen some success as a regular on the 1983 mini-series V, before his decades-long stint as the child-killing supernatural force, Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, but it’s not just his iconic fire-scarred visage that has kept him so revered as a performer. It is said that Englund is wonderful to work with and his dedication to his fans is unsurpassed.

You can get to know more about this legendary actor in the new documentary Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story which will stream on Screambox starting June 6. Watch the trailer below to get a sneak peek at the life and times of one of Hollwood’s longest-running, and most idolized, movie monsters and the actor who portrays him.

A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies, but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and more.

Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

The film which was shot over the course of two years, highlights the life and career of the classically trained actor and director.

The documentary follows Englund’s career from his early days in Buster and Billie and Stay Hungry (starring with Arnold Schwarzenegger)to his big break in the 1980s as Freddy Krueger to his directorial debut with the 1988 horror film 976-EVIL to his iconic acting status in current roles such as the hit TV series “Stranger Things.” 

Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

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