SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) You’re not dreaming. Freddy Krueger is coming to Salt Lake Comic Con 2016.
Salt Lake Comic Con Co-founders announced Robert Englund has signed on to appear at this year’s con.
Englund is an American film and stage actor, voice-actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the character of infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988. Englund is a classically trained actor.
Englund first landed the part of Willie, a sympathetic alien invader in the television miniseries V. The early ’80s found him reprising the role in V: The Final Battle and V: The Series. Director Wes Craven noticed him and quickly cast him as nightmarish Freddy Krueger in his A Nightmare on Elm Street. Englund quickly became an icon in the horror movie industry and went on the star in a succession of Freddy Krueger movies. Although Englund began his acting career playing rednecks or good-natured characters, he enjoys playing the darkly disturbed Krueger. Englund has also directed, done voice work and appeared on the small screen.
Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 is September 1-3, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Join more than 120,000 other attendees and immerse yourself in a weekend full of comic books, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, horror, Hollywood, anime and other pop culture phenomena.
For more information or to buy tickets head to www.SaltLakeComicCon.com.