I enjoyed this little piece of information revealed during an IAmA with Robert Englund, best known as Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street films, and the television series.
Reddit user “RubenTheCuban” asked Mr. Englund what monster or icon scared him as a child, to which he replied, “[I] saw Frankenstein on the late show and was fascinated. [I] was disturbed by the ‘Monster from the Id’ (sabertooth tiger; pictured above) in Forbidden Planet,” he explained before adding that he “didn’t want the suckers from that giant squid’s tentacles to get near me after seeing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.”
As a bonus, Englund tells “kaminm” a list of actors and films that he respects and recommends.
“My favorite oldie horror is Brian DePalma’s 1974 film Sisters,” he reveals. “My favorite mad scientist performance by the late William Findley. I also recommend Lucky McKee’s film, May, starring Angela Bettis. A more recent favorite and another recent devil child picture starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga, Orphan. And Guillermo Del Toro’s The Devils Backbone.” He also reveals that he’s “looking forward [to] The Conjuring.”
Read the entire IAmA here.