Sunday, August 10, 2014

$400 Nightmare

A followup to the previous blog entry about Robert Englund's final appearance as Freddy Krueger...

To my horror, and I'm sure to the horror of the folks who paid $400 a ticket to get a photo with him, Englund was not in the trademark hat and red and green striped sweater.  He was in a Flashback weekend shirt.  And the background looks like the same backdrop from my horrid grade school photos.

A fan wishing he hadn't stolen that $400 from his mom.


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Man, this is going to bother me for a while. 

12 comments:

Horror Guy said...

Yeah, if you are going to pay $400 up front. His ass should be in a damn boiler room in the full get up.

Rot said...

agreed.

I wonder why the decision was made to ditch the hat and sweater.

Jay's Shadow said...

No.....Way. I would of been pissed.

Jason-v said...

Love it!!

HalloweeNut said...

I believe that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing right. Clearly Flashback Weekend disagrees.

Come on, Robert, what were you thinking?

In Extremis said...

I just had to muffle my laughter so I wouldn't wake my kids... $400 for that? No green screen at least to add whatever memorable scene from any of the movies? The shirt must be part of his deal with the convention promoters. Ridiculous.

Rot said...

maybe the paying fans are comforting themselves by telling themselves this was the playful freddy from the short-lived tv series...

Sara said...

LOLOL. Ok, so it was a bust. BUT, we now get to enjoy awkward pics.

LOVE the caption under the pic! LOL.

Siiiiigh, good stuff.

Mr. Chicken said...

Yup. That's weird. I get that they want to advertise the show, but I'd think that could be better done with a backdrop, and keep the icon...iconic.

girl6 said...

i feel bad about this being soooooo overly priced & not even a green screen to boot. dag i don't know, seems SO SO greedy to me, bilkin
the fans like that. :(

But..after checking out the pics & seeing the participants looking like such happy campers, well, that made me feel a lot better about what went down. i'm sure this was very special for those fans & they were very excited too. i don't take pleasure in seeing people feeling awkward or being ripped off. (i must be missing something)

anyways...
just as long as they were happy, makes me Happy.
that's what it's ALL about man, while you're out there,
muckin around this crazy world, you know. finding a few people ya dig, feeling happy or excited when you make a connection with something you find cool. finding the joy.

something i like to remember::
everyone in this world is a geek in Someone's eyes, Every-one.

Sara said...

It all makes more sense now, after listening to Englund talk about *why* he did this and *would he* miss Freddy(I seriously love him more and more every interview I hear from him). He obviously LOVES this drive in and feels like HELL YES I will go with $400 to get a pic with me, whatever it takes. Plus, this wasn't a "final" stunt for him(which is a relief because him being "ok" with dressing in lame gear with a lame background is not "ok" to a lot fans, obviously) He admitted he had said goodbye to Freddy in 2003. That this stunt was just a good timing for him.

So, if Englund is ok with it, so am I. :)
Englund for Prez.

Jeff said...

I'm wondering if New Line, or whomever owns the rights to Freddy...that sounds bizarre in itself, said whoa...makeup, okay, but not the home run. Still cool to see Fred again, he is, bar none, my favorite horror character ever...sue me. Breaks my heart to have had him go through those lousy sequels and then that damn reboot. Deserves better.