From 1984 to 2003, including seven films in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series and one crossover film with Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Robert Englund masterfully portrayed Freddy Krueger, a physical and psychological predator that invades the dreams of teenagers and kills them in their sleep. He came equipped with a wicked sense of humor, disfigured face, a bone-chilling voice, and wore a slouched fedora, festive green-and-red sweater, and a terrifying, four-bladed glove.
As for the latter, there has been a mysterious surrounding the whereabouts of the original glove, but during this year's Monsterpalooza, Englund revealed that he took it while working on A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and gave it to his agent.
"The original glove was given to me by Wes for pickup shots on Nightmare 2," the 69-year-old actor told the crowd (via iHorror). "In a little MTV stage on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, and I went to work, and there was this huge rumor, from you guys [points to moderator Tony Timpone] about industrial espionage because they were the weather vein of popular culture, they knew that this franchise had become even more iconic than we realized. Guys pretended to be crew members on the pickup shot day, in this little studio on Santa Monica Blvd, and they wore tool belts and everything, they were there to get the glove. And we heard about this, Kevin Yager told me this. So, I stole the real glove; I just took it. I didn’t know it came from Wes, I know it now, but I stole it that day. There were like a couple of doubles, but I stole the original glove. I’m busy being Willie from V and going to film festivals, in Paris and getting awards for Science Fiction shows and so I stuffed it, and I outlined it in red and green neon, and I floated it in a plexiglass box, and I gave it to my agent. He won’t give it back!"
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - Freddy's (played by Robert Englund) back--and he wants revenge. When teenager Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moved to Elm Street, Freddy Krueger starts appearing in his nightmares. This time Freddy takes possession of Jesse's body whenever the teenager goes to sleep, using Jesse to kill -- and there's nothing Jesse can do to stop him.
The cast also includes Kim Myers as Lisa Webber, Robert Rusler as Ron Grady, Clu Gulager as Ken Walsh, Hope Lange as Cheryl Walsh, Christie Clark as Angela Walsh, and Marshall Bell as Coach Schneider.
It was directed by Jack Sholder, based on a screenplay by David Chaskin.
On a production budget of $3 million, A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge grossed $29.9 million -- which is $4 million more than what the 1984 original film pulled in. However, whereas the original is love by critics, boasting a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the 1985 sequel only has a 40% rating.