We induct Robert Englund aka Freddy Krueger into our Horror Hall of Fame!

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

We launched Arrow in the Head's Horror Hall of Fame video series by celebrating the career of genre icon Jamie Lee Curtis, and since then we've focused very heavily on writers and directors: Stephen King, Dario Argento, Sam Raimi, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Eric Red, John Carpenter. Now the time has come to induct another icon who's best known for their work in front of the camera. The second actor to be added to our Horror Hall of Fame is the legendary Robert Englund, the man who gave us one of horror's all-time greatest villains, Freddy Krueger! (Purchase the Nightmare on Elm Street box set at THIS LINK!)

In the video embedded above, we take a look at Englund's long career and the contributions he had made to horror over the decades, including his scene-stealing moments in films like Hatchet, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and his directorial effort 976-EVIL.

Here's what the Horror Hall of Fame series is all about: 

What does it take to become a Horror icon? Whether it be the Filmmakers orchestrating the frights, the Artists crafting the gore, or the Actors engineering the scares, this series takes an in-depth look at the men and women who paved the way for an entire generation of horror fans, and made the genre what it is today.

This episode was written by Benjamin Skinner, Edited/Narrated by Lance Vlcek, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some previous episodes of our Horror Hall of Fame video series can be seen below. To see more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe while you're there!

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.