Hardcore horror fans should already have their bags packed for Flashback Weekend’s once in a lifetime event as they will host the final appearance of Robert Englund wearing his infamous Freddy Krueger make-up from the A Nightmare On Elm Street series.
Bloody Disgusting has been given an exclusive sneak behind-the-scenes of the preparation for the event, which will be taking place at Flashback Weekend on Friday August 8, 2014. What we have for you are two photos – taken by Marcia Mattern – of the great Robert Kurtzman creating the make-up that Englund will be wearing to the charity event.
You can get more information at the official website – but here’s the full press release that has all of the dirty details.
Hope to see you there; come say “hi”!
Flashback to Elm Street and have your photo taken with the man of your dreams, iconic horror actor Robert Englund in the make-up of his famous character, Freddy Krueger, one final time.
The legendary Robert Englund will don his iconic Freddy Krueger make-up at Flashback Weekend on Friday Aug. 8, 2014. This will be the first time that Robert Englund will appear in his legendary Freddy make-up at a horror convention. This historic event is a Flashback Weekend exclusive!
Flashback Weekend is proud to present this historic event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s classic “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” and to support the Midway Drive-In Digital Projector fund.
FX master Robert Kurtzman will apply Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger make-up
Mr. Englund’s Freddy Krueger make-up will be designed and applied by FX master artist Robert Kurtzman in the same extensive process used in the “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” films.
Robert Englund Freddy Krueger Make-Up Photo-ops – ONE DAY ONLY! Fri. August 8, 2014
Flashback Weekend fans will have this exclusive opportunity to pose for a photo with Robert Englund in his iconic Freddy Krueger make-up. This one time only event is happening August 8, 2014.
Robert Englund in his iconic Freddy Krueger make-up live on stage!
Robert Englund will appear live on stage in his Freddy Krueger make-up on Friday, August 8, 2014.
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS LIVE will be a live on-stage late night horror talk show hosted by Chicago Horror host legend Svengoolie (Rich Koz).and will also feature many celebrity guest appearances, entertainment, and surprises! Cash bar.
Robert Englund Flashback Weekend 2014 schedule:
-Friday August 8 – Robert Englund in Freddy Krueger make-up, including photo-ops
and live appearance on stage.
-Sat. – Sun. Aug. 9 – 10 – Robert Englund daily autographs sessions,
daily photo-ops (non make-up), Q & A sessions, film screening intro.
FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2014 ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GUEST LINE-UP
The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up features horror legends including Robert Englund, “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring, director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (“ALIENS”, “NEAR DARK”), Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, a “HELLRAISER” reunion (Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance), Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and more!
Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert and Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!
FLASHBACK WEEKEND TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Robert Englund Make-Up packages are now on sale. The deluxe package includes a photo-op with Robert Englund in full Freddy make-up, admission to FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS LIVE featuring Robert Englund in his iconic make-up live on stage, and more! Tickets are now on sale at www.flashbackweekend.com.
ALL NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIDWAY DRIVE-IN DIGITAL FUND
Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative. Our philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.
Photos courtesy of Robert Kurtzman – Photos by Marcia Mattern