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…

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…