The upcoming Travel Channel series titled "True Terror With Robert Englund" will dig deep into America's forgotten supernatural history as he goes scouring news reports about 'twisted tales ripped straight from the headlines'.
There are very few actors who can measure up to Robert Englund. His cinematic legacy is so deeply embedded inside the horror genre that the fans are still hoping that someday down the line, he will reprise his role as Freddy Krueger if a reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street ever happens. Even though there is no news about any reboot or sequel to Elm Street so far, Entertainment Weekly reported that Travel Channel’s upcoming series True Terror With Robert Englund which is based on real-life horror stories is officially on its way.
The series will recreate “real” scary stories from America’s history and the first trailer of the show has dropped which will surely give you nightmares. The actor said, "I’m calling it a dark docudrama-Twilight Zone. What I like about it is, even though it’s myths and legends, they all were reported in a newspaper. They have a certain journalistic-reportage-cred that I think differentiates it from a show about UFOs or paranormal [activity]. We have our share of ghost stories, but these are ghost stories that were reported in newspapers and periodicals."
He continued, saying, "So, even though perhaps we’ve outgrown some of those superstitions and we can explain some of those things better now in the 21st century, I still like the idea that these were stories that came from newspapers and I love the fact that they are part of our history. And then there are the ones that are obviously true, like people being buried alive during the yellow fever epidemic.” The premiere episode tells the story of a man who gets a premonition about his own death and as a result of it, he is unable to sleep.
Englund added, "Strangely enough, there are a lot [of stories like that]. I don’t know if this was our producers steering the writers this way because of the baggage that I bring. I’ve certainly made a small fortune off of nightmares. But I think part of it is that, back in the 19th century and early 20th century, dreams and prophecies were given a little more respect. I think that’s why they show up so much.”
The six-part series promises to dig deep into America's forgotten supernatural history while Englund will go scouring news reports about 'twisted tales ripped straight from the headlines'. There will be haunting stories about 'The Axeman' and mythical creatures that will bring a feast to the eyes of the viewers. True Terror With Robert Englund is coming to your screens on March 18 on Travel Channel at 10 p.m. ET.