Now that horror is finally being acknowledged as the viable, important genre it’s always been, fear practitioners are being celebrated for their contributions to cinema. To that end, the folks at Nostalgic Nebula and HorrorPulse/FlatlineTV have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for Robert Englund, the actor who has become synonymous with Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger.
“With over 160 film and television credits to his name including the terrifying Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Robert Englund has transcended the characters he has embodied over the years as a cultural icon. As cinema’s top boogeyman, there are few others who deserve more to be immortalized with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Join us today as we attempt to nominate Robert Englund for the year 2020.”
Perks for contributors include:
- Limited edition commemorative t-shirts and sweatshirts;
- Enamel pins (Limited Edition Low Quantity);
- Exclusive Artwork On Roberts Many Roles;
- Horror Boxes;
- A lucky few of you can be a top tier contributor and attend an exclusive celebratory party (Location TBD) on the day of the Star ceremony (Date TBD) with horror film elite.
According to the campaigns official website:
“Robert’s Nomination will be submitted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee by May 20th for the May 31st deadline and Committee selections will take place in late June. The star ceremony date is TBD after an agreement is made with the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee. Funds for this campaign will be used to cover the installment and maintenance fee with the Hollywood Walk of fame, associated fees and taxes and contribution gifts. Additional funds will be used to produce a documentary covering the journey to get Robert Englund a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as documenting the Star ceremony.”
If you agree that Englund deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, you can contribute to the cause, HERE.