Robert Englund's got a solid idea for a Nightmare On Elm Street reboot

Robert Englund knows he’s “too old” to play horror icon Freddy Krueger anymore, and has resigned himself to playing “old doctors and shit” in his twilight years. That said, he still thinks there’s a place for Freddy in the modern horror landscape, and he’s got a vision for the character that transcends a single actor. …

Nightmare On Elm Street’s Robert Englund is no longer afraid of snakes, but cops still freak him out

“Good. I’m sick of answering questions about how long my makeup takes,” Robert Englund says upon being told that we’re going to do a different kind of interview. Not that Englund isn’t grateful for the fame that playing Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street series has brought him over the past four decades;…

Robert Englund is too old for this shit (and by "this shit" we mean playing Freddy Krueger)

Robert Englund knows how much Freddy Krueger means to fans. He signs autographs, takes pictures, dutifully answers question after question about his makeup and costumes, and just generally greets Freddy obsessives at hotel bars and in convention halls year after year after year. Still, time takes its toll, even on the…

Listen to 45 minutes of nightmarish tales from Freddy Krueger’s 1-900 number

Before the internet superhighway was jammed with “cam girls,” 1-900 numbers were the best way to take advantage of lonely men’s pocket books. While those numbers promising “stimulating conversation” advertised during the late-night second feature on USA Up All Night were strictly adults only, nobody wanted youngsters…

Take an exclusive look at Scored To Death, a new book of interviews with horror composers

The new book Scored To Death collects 14 interviews with composers primarily known for their sonic contributions to horror cinema, including members of the band Goblin, Harry Manfredini—the guy who came up with “ki, ki, ki, ki, ma, ma, ma, ma” for Friday The 13th—and the man behind arguably the most memorable horror…

This fan-edited Freddy Krueger origin story is the stuff of dreams

The origin story appears to be where the studios go when they run out of ideas. Earlier this month, Brad Fuller implied that the next Friday The 13th film would explore Jason’s early days with his mother. Rob Zombie explained away all the mystery of Michael Myers in his Halloween reboot, and let’s not forget every…

Syfy celebrates Friday the 13th with a Nightmare On Elm Street marathon

…12, 13 you’ll never be seen—again! Everyone remembers the classic nursery rhyme from the Nightmare On Elm Street series, and the Syfy channel is celebrating Nightmare Feddy’s birthday (a.k.a. Friday the 13, a.k.a. this coming Friday) with an all-day marathon of the maniac—who, as every horror fan knows, is based on…

Spend Valentine’s Day with America’s favorite fictional child murderer

Hello there, little piggies. Freddy Krueger here sitting in at The A.V. Club to bring you some frightening news. You didn’t know I was a writer? Well, freelancing comes easy after 40 years of free stabbing and free slashing. (The hardest part is using the track pad with the gloves on, actually.) Some commenters have…

Puppet versions of Freddy, Jason, and Ghostface serenade you with “Dream A Little Dream”

The slashers of yesteryear can still prompt nightmares, even in the minds of puppets. In the latest installment of Glove And Boots, Mario has a nightmare following eating too much food. He’s visited by felt versions of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Ghostface from Scream, all singing their own rendition of “Dream…