This past weekend Robert Englund reprised the iconic role of Freddy Krueger at Chicago’s Flashback Weekend to raise money to save a local Chicago drive-in, and Fox News Chicago was there to capture the moment as well as speak with the man himself.
In celebration of A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s 70th anniversary, Chicago’s Flashback Weekend convention announced that Englund would be appearing at the event in full Freddy Krueger makeup for one night only.
Fans were even offered a special ticket package which let them nab a picture with Englund as Freddy, an opportunity that was NEVER before given to us fans.
Utilizing the same extensive process used on the Elm Street film sets, the makeup was applied by FX legend Robert Kurtzman, who worked on both Dream Child and New Nightmare. This marked the first time Englund has ever appeared as Freddy on the convention circuit, and it’s likely the last time he will ever don the iconic makeup.
Photo Credit: Ryan Looney
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