Horror icon Robert Englund — Freddy Krueger himself — has confirmed his appearance at Famous Monsters’ Silver Scream Festival, joining his NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET co-star Heather Langenkamp for a tribute to their late director Wes Craven (the ELM STREET series, SCREAM, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT).
With more than 150 credits, Englund played the scarred slasher Freddy Krueger in all of the original ELM STREET films and has appeared in other genre classics such as URBAN LEGEND, WISHMASTER, HATCHET, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in addition to the 1980s Sci-Fi television series V. He’s twice been nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and in 2001 was bestowed the Academy’s Life Career Award. His memoir, HOLLYWOOD MONSTER: A WALK DOWN ELM STREET WITH THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS, was published in 2009.
The Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival, scheduled for March 4-6 in Santa Rosa, California, will screen both A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and NEW NIGHTMARE in honor of Craven. There will also be appearances by seven-time Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker (MEN IN BLACK, ED WOOD, THE WOLFMAN) and legendary director John Landis (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE, TRADING PLACES) in honor of the 35th anniversary of their seminal creature feature AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON; Bela Lugosi Jr.; SIMPSONS character designer Eric Keyes; and graphic novel superstar Darick Robertson, as well as an awards ceremony and screenings of the winning films.
Go to SilverScreamFest.com for tickets and more information.
ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS
The internationally distributed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was the first-ever Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror pop culture fanzine of its kind, created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and countless other influential artists in the entertainment field praise the magazine for inspiring them to dive into their craft. Established by Forrest J Ackerman to celebrate monster movies, genre films, and to unite fans from around the world, Famous Monsters of Filmland strives to not only honor the classics while sharing new and upcoming projects, but to also provide insight for readers on how to create their own monster and Sci-Fi films at home. From makeup tips to special-effects tricks, FM has become a "how-to" for generations of aspiring storytellers.
ABOUT SANTA ROSA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
SR Entertainment Group is still a family-run company that operates, designs, builds and renovates theatres. SR Entertainment Group also “buys and books” film, manages concessions and performs other administrative functions for a growing network of motion picture theatres and independent exhibitors. SR Entertainment Group operates many state-of-the-art megaplexes in California including: the Roxy Stadium 14, 3rd Street Cinemas 6, and Airport Stadium 12 in Santa Rosa; the Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis; the Lodi Stadium 12 in Lodi; the Plaza Cinemas 14 in Oxnard; the Roxy Stadium 11 in Camarillo. These remarkable state of the art complexes feature large snack bars as well as the ultimate in picture & digital sound presentations and some giant auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens.
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