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.

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Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.

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The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.

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I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers.

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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.

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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.

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That old rock and roll song, "looking for love in all the wrong places," it's true.

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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.

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Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters.

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I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.

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Surfing is real private. It's a solo, loner sport.

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And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child.

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About Robert Englund

Quotes 106 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

Arguably, the Venice Film Festival is the second best film festival in the world, after Cannes.

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I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together.

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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.

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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.

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I kind of forgot about the inner child in me that loved the old horror movies.

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I liked girls with pale skin because I am a California boy, tanned and blonde hair.

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All my old surfing injuries have kind of come back to haunt me.

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I know there really is someone out there for everyone.

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I love new questions.

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I was quite a snob when I was a theatre actor earlier in my career.

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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.

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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.

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If you don't invest in the characters, you don't care if they get killed.

It's more fun if you know them.

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I'm an actor. Actors are supposed to act.

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When you see a guy flying into the air on fire, that's not me, obviously.

I do all the water tricks, though.

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When you're an actor and you can set your arm on fire, you feel kind of magical.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hollywood is tripping over its own feet.

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Everybody underestimated the universality of the concept of a nightmare or a bad dream.

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I'd like to see a slasher movie set in the depression.

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I love fire. Fire is hypnotic.

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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.

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I do genre films because I like them, or because I need the money.

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I may be a B-movie star, but I work. I'm an actor.

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If a girl comes into your arms, that's pretty romantic.

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I'm a pretty psycho-obsessed shrink.

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I love the idea that all genres can have subsets.

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I am lucky. I am fortunate. I found the love of my life.

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