Monday, May 16, 2011

Freddy Krueger Battles Kryptonian Supervillian Ursa in British Indie-Comedy 'Strippers Vs Werewolves'

Robert Englund joins the cast of the British indie comedy/horror film STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES. He joins Sarah Douglas who's best known for playing the Kryptonian supervillain Ursa in the SUPERMAN films. Sounds like a fun cast, any movie is bettered by the inclusion of Robert Englund in my book. The man is a great talent who is rightfully known for his ioconic portrayal of Freddy Krueger in the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series but the man has been around  for quite awhile and racked up a number of classic genre films including Tobe Hooper's EATEN ALIVE (1977), DEAD AND BURIED (1981), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989) plus the more recent JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER (2007). He's also directed a few fright flick his own self; 976-EVIL (1988) and KILLER PAD (2008), both fun b-movie fare. I'm definitely looking forward to STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES.

Clout Communications Press Release:

Nightmare on Elm Street icon Robert Englund makes British film debut in Strippers Vs Werewolves

Hollywood legend Robert (Freddy Kruger) Englund is starring in his first British feature film as Tapper, a sinister werewolf pack leader, in indie comedy ‘Strippers Vs Werewolves’, which begins filming on Monday May 16th in locations around London.

Jonathan Sothcott, who is producing the film with Simon Phillips, commented “Robert is the ultimate horror movie star – and we are honoured to have him on board and proud of ourselves for being the first British producers to secure him for a movie here. Robert has a dignity and gravitas as an actor that lifts any film he’s in. He’s the cherry on our cake.”

The 35 year movie veteran, who has played razor-fingered killer Freddy Kruger seven times in the blockbuster ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series has also starred in ‘Wishmaster’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘2001 Maniacs’ and the cult television series ‘V’.

Centred around VIXENS, a London strip-club, STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES stars Adele Silva, Barbara Nedeljakova, Ali Bastian, Coralie Rose, Billy Murray, Alan Ford, Sarah Douglas and Nick Nevern.

Producers are Jonathan Sothcott and Simon Phillips, who recently joined Black and Blue Films, having helmed Airborne (with Mark Hamill) and How To Stop Being A Loser. It is directed by Jonathan (13 Hrs) Glendenning