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Freddy Krueger Actor Joins Stranger Things S4 Playing Disturbed Man Who Committed Gruesome Murder

Freddy Krueger Actor Joins Stranger Things S4 Playing Disturbed Man Who Committed Gruesome Murder

Robert Englund, who famously played Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise, has joined the cast of Stranger Things for the show's fourth season.

Netflix announced today that he will play Victor Creel, described by the streaming service as 'a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s'.

In addition to Englund, whose involvement in the sci-fi-horror series makes an awful lot of sense given its many nods to the genre pictures of the 1980s, Stranger Things has announced a slew of names who'll join the cast for its fourth outing.

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Also appearing will be Tom Wlaschiha - who played Jaqen H'ghar in Game of Thrones - Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye and Nikola Djuricko.

Robert Englund when he's not playing a paranormal serial killer. Credit: Netflix
Robert Englund when he's not playing a paranormal serial killer. Credit: Netflix

Filming for season four finally resumed last month after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Confirming the news, the show's Twitter page posted a picture of a snap board in front of an eerie-looking background.

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Accompanying the picture was the caption: "Meanwhile in the upside down..."

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Stranger Things Season 4 Is The 'Scariest Yet', Says Joe Keery

Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington in the show, claimed the fourth instalment is much more sinister than any that have come before.

Speaking to Total Film, the 28-year-old said fans are in for a treat when it eventually hits screens.

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The actor said: "I think that this year - and I know I say this every single year - but this is definitely going to be a lot scarier than prior years, because last year was pretty dark."

He added: "Oh man, it's pretty amazing - the Duffer brothers have really done it again."

The trailer for the upcoming season landed earlier this year, clearing up one of the biggest mysteries surrounding Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) - specifically, whether he was dead or not, following an ambiguous cliffhanger at the end of season three.

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Well, it looks like he's definitely alive and is the 'prisoner' referred to at the end of the last season.

Speaking at Liverpool Comic Con, the 45-year-old revealed that the new series will delve deeper into his past.

He said: "There are these three things that we've established in the season that if we don't pay off, it means that they're bad writers. And the Duffer Brothers are very good writers.

"So I know specifically that in season four we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper's backstory."

Topics: TV and Film, Stranger Things, Netflix

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