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New “HOLLYWOOD DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES” Trailer Chronicles The Ascent Of A Horror Icon

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | News


Haunting the dreams of ’80s kids as the infamous Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund is the face of horror for a generation. HOLLYWOOD DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY, the new documentary from directors Gary Smart, Christopher Griffiths and co-writer Neil Morris, chronicles Englund’s ascent from struggling character actor to pop culture icon. Featuring interviews with Mick Garris, Tony Todd, Eli Roth, Heather Langenkamp, Lance Henriksen and many more, the film is a candid look at the man and the enduring legacy of Freddy Krueger and Nightmare on Elm Street Films.

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES: THE ROBERT ENGLUND STORY premieres via Screambox and digital on June 6, 2023, but if you just can’t wait to get a glimpse of the man of your dreams, see the new trailer below.


William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.