I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.— Robert Englund
The most surprising Robert Englund quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
When I was 9, I went to a birthday party.
We were supposed to see a cowboy movie, but the programming got screwed up and we saw 'The Bad Seed' instead. Horrifying. For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails.
Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.
The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.
I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers.
People actually were worried that I was going to get stereotyped as a monster after Freddy, but my God, I got stereotyped as white trash for years, the best friend for years, the redneck for years, the nerd for years and let me tell you...it's better to be a monster than to be a nerd.
There's a lot of dark horror, and a lot of sci-fi fantasy that's great, but what gets hyped a lot the big stuff. The most expensive stuff gets hyped a lot, and I love it, don't get me wrong, but there's things that fall through the cracks.
That old rock and roll song, "looking for love in all the wrong places," it's true.
Why couldn't there be even a western slasher, or why couldn't there be a serial killer in a kind of pirate buccaneer Caribbean, just someone that's just doing terrible, terrible things in the ports, the sexy ports of Jamaica during the Pirate Renaissance.
Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters.
I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
Surfing is real private. It's a solo, loner sport.
And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child.
Arguably, the Venice Film Festival is the second best film festival in the world, after Cannes.
I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe.
I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television.
With all the new technology, DVD's, Blu-Ray's, NetFlex, everyone has access to older movies. There is a new generation now of Freddy fans. Fathers that saw the movie originally, these guys are dads now, and they let their kids watch them.
Whats great about Freddy in this is when he gets to comment and manipulate the back stories and the fears of the characters - especially with Jason.
You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together.
I do love old horror, everytime I watch Rosemary's Baby the performances just get richer and richer and more multi-layered, and I see images that are just so politically outrageous. I love it all.
There's a depth to the nightmare, to the symbolism you can exploit, on an intellectual level, on a sexual level, on a primal, violent level, and I think all of those things together are just great. They're the spice and ingredients in the menu of the horror movie, and I think that's why we'll be around for a long time.
I kind of forgot about the inner child in me that loved the old horror movies.
I liked girls with pale skin because I am a California boy, tanned and blonde hair.
All my old surfing injuries have kind of come back to haunt me.
I know there really is someone out there for everyone.
I love new questions.
I was quite a snob when I was a theatre actor earlier in my career.
In a great horror movie, you've gotta have some character development and you've gotta set some of your people up and you've gotta have a little back story going. You've gotta take that time for exposition.
Horror movies travel pretty well anyway.
They're like action movies: People overseas can watch them and enjoy them, and they're not so culturally specific in terms of their references, and they can follow a good scary story.
If you don't invest in the characters, you don't care if they get killed.
It's more fun if you know them.
I'm an actor. Actors are supposed to act.
When you see a guy flying into the air on fire, that's not me, obviously.
I do all the water tricks, though.
When you're an actor and you can set your arm on fire, you feel kind of magical.
I don't rush out the first day to see every horror movie, but I do keep up on them, because I want to talk intelligently with the fans about them.
I'm not surfing every day, so I'm not in that good of a shape, and when I paddle, I might get caught in the impact zone and get my world rocked pretty good.
Everybody underestimated the universality of the concept of a nightmare or a bad dream. Horror movies travel pretty well anyway. They're like action movies: People overseas can watch them and enjoy them, and they're not so culturally specific in terms of their references, and they can follow a good scary story.
Doing a movie in Tel Aviv or London or South Africa or Mexico.
It's this great second act to my career, and it's a real good time.
When you're on a sound stage and you're shooting a fire stunt, this weird thing happens where the fire eats up all the oxygen and everybody gets a little dingy.
That's the thing with independent cinema: They all get good reviews, and they don't make money. Some of them are good. Some are great. And some are terrible.
Hollywood is tripping over its own feet.
Everybody underestimated the universality of the concept of a nightmare or a bad dream.
I'd like to see a slasher movie set in the depression.
I love fire. Fire is hypnotic.
I'm doing a lot of boogie-boarding now.
It's actually better exercise, I get a lot more waves, and if I'm out in big surf, I can duck under the waves much easier.
I do genre films because I like them, or because I need the money.