Robert Englund will be bringing us stories from America's strange past in the show with the help of historians and scholars. And they will be investigating the stories that seem too scary to be true.
What if we told you that Freddy Krueger is hosting a new spooky travel show? Well, if you are a fan of Nightmare On Elm Street, Robert Englund is set to return to televison with a new series called Shadows of History on the Travel Channel, reports Comicbook.
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger scared the wits out of us by messing with our dreams and it makes sense that he has been asked to host the spooky show. In the series, Englund will investigate "frightening, odd and creepy stories from America's past, as initially printed in newspapers.”
In each episode, Englund “will track down the story behind a bizarre or mysterious account printed in an American newspaper in the past. He will enlist historians and scholars to get to the truth behind the reports.”
Englund will be bringing us stories from America's strange past in the show with the help of historians and scholars. And they will be investigating the stories that seem too scary to be true. The show consists of six-episode and it will air later this year.
“How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund,” said Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel, in a statement as reported by Geektyrant. “As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.”
It all started with the success of the network's long-running Ghost Adventures, and it makes sense that the Travel Channel network is bringing us Shadows of History centering around myths and legends. And this will be a whole new experience for Englund as the host to tell the creepy stories from the past.
Englund was last seen in an episode of ABC's The Goldbergs last fall in which he "reprised" the iconic role of Freddy Krueger. And he added the only reason he returned for the role was to make his fans happy and give them yet another glimpse into the iconic horror villain.
"I’ve been very protective of the character for years … I said no to [series creator] Adam [Goldberg]," Englund admitted to JoBlo. "And then he sent me probably the most beautiful fan letter I ever received, telling me how much A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors meant to him. And then I started thinking about my fans, how it dovetails with the ’80s experience and this sort of retro memory play that The Goldbergs is about."
"Freddy’s been absorbed by popular culture. There’s Hello Kitty decals now," the actor detailed. "He’s been on The Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, Rick and Morty. He’s in comic books. He’s everywhere with action figures and dolls and stuff, late-night talk show punch lines. It’s like Frankenstein now: he’s just a by-word, a logo for the memory of an experience. So I was able to kind of make peace."
Englund was also recently seen in The Last Showing and Fear Clinic, the latter was released on October 22, 2014 at the Screamfest Film Festival. He was a special guest at Shock Comic Con on Valentine's Day 2015. On February 2016, Englund hosted a "Nightmare on Elm Street" marathon on El Rey Network.
Now it will be interesting to see what Englund is bringing to us this time with his new TV show. And going by the way, he has scared us senseless over these years, one thing is certain -- it will be creepier than ever and who better to host the show than Freddy Kruger himself?