In the eyes of horror fans all over the world, there is only one Freddy Krueger and his real name is Robert Englund. And when you get Robert in the interview chair, the celebrated actor always has plenty to say!
In Part 1 of this 5 part Post Mortem interview segment, Englund opens up to host Mick Garris about the first time he really experienced Freddy-mania on the set of A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, which was directed by Renny Harlin. He also relays a story of the first time his father visited him on set. In Part 2, the actor talks about his status as a horror icons and how following in the footsteps of someone like Vincent Price is not such a bad thing! It's also interesting to hear Englund talk about the success of the horror genre and how he's had the opportunity to meet several generations of horror fans throughout his amazing career. That bit's in Part 3. Part 4 delves into Robert's approach and technique into acting and he also touches upon his experiences as a director. Part 5, Robert points out the importance of levity in horror, something to give the audience a chance to break from all the on-screen tension.
Check it all out below with Post Mortem: Robert Englund!