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Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story is a feature-length documentary film about Robert Englund, who portrayed the popular horror iconic character Freddy Krueger and other various movie characters. The documentary was directed by Christopher Griffiths and Gary Smart while it was written by Neil Morris and the latter.

It was first released in Spain on October 7, 2022 during the SITGES festival. It was released in the United States a year later on June 6, 2023 and then in the UK on October 2, 2023.

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A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies, but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and more.


The documentary film received critical acclaim, with an 87% rate of approval from Rotten Tomatoes along with an audience score of 100. IDMB gave it 4 out of 5 stars.