Two Short Teasers for 'Icon: The Robert Englund Story' Documentary
"Horror chose me… It's unique that my biggest success has been in the horror genre." Cult Screenings has debuted two teaser trailers for their latest project - Icon: The Robert Englund Story. As that title very clearly indicates, this is a documentary about horror icon Robert Englund, the American actor who played the role of Freddy Kreuger in the beloved horror franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street. It's made by the same team behind the RoboDoc, and Pennywise doc, and it's launching on Indiegogo next month to finish up with funding so it can be released soon (likely in 2020 but maybe even later this year if they pull it off). "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." I'm glad to see this doc covering his entire career, and all of his different roles, not just Freddy (as iconic as that character is). Keep an eye out for this project.
Here's the teasers (+ poster) for Griffiths & Smart's doc Icon: The Robert Englund Story, on Facebook:
Since first donning a tattered fedora and a leather glove of eviscerating blades back 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 realisation of Frankenstein's monster… A classically trained actor and talented director, too, Robert Englund has starred in many well-received movies in the years since Freddy's cinematic birth as well as directing his own feature film. Icon: The Robert Englund Story is co-directed by filmmakers Chris Griffiths (The Story of Fright Night, RoboDoc: The Creation of Robocop, Pennywise: The Story of IT) & Gary Smart (What an Institution: The Story of Police Academy doc). As with all the Cult Screenings Documentary projects, Icon: The Robert Englund Story will be fan-funded and launch on Indiegogo starting June 1st for 30 days. For more updates, visit their Facebook page. Interested?