Englund best known for playing the ultimate horror villain Freddie Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street is giving his latest movie monster a funny twist.
Englund stars in the slasher flick Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, as a professor who gets possessed and transforms into a nasty, tentacled, people-eating beast.
For the role, Englund got to exercise his comedic chops.
He says, I get to do gross-out comedy and be like Jabba the Hutt meets Ghostbusters. Its very different from doing Freddie, but I think audiences will accept me having some fun.
Though Englund says his character is certainly monstrous because it destroys everything in its path with its tentacles, he doesnt compare to Freddie, who he calls the nastiest movie monster ever.
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer hits theaters this Friday (Aug. 15).
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