Travel Channel’s March 16th – 29th Paranormal Listings
True Terror with Robert Englund
Pilot Episode: “Twisted Relationship” – Premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“Fear the Unknown” – Premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Paranormal Caught on Camera
“Roadside Ghost Bride and More” – Premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“Ghost Dogs and More” – – Premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“Nightmare in Antelope” – Premieres Thursday, March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“Goodwin Home Invasion” – Premieres Thursday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The Dead Files
“Entangled” – Premieres Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“Never Human” – Premieres Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“The Body Box” – Premieres Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“Stage Fright” – Premieres Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Portals to Hell
“Fort William Henry” – Premieres Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“The Shanghai Tunnels” – Premieres Friday, March 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Haunting in the Heartland
“The Binding” – Premieres Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
“Come Play” – Premieres Friday, March 27 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
These Woods are Haunted
“We Were Goners and I Smelled Rotting Flesh – Premieres Saturday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“It was Just Like a Nightmare and We’re Not Gonna Make It Out” – Premieres Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
“Evil in the Attic, Hell Breaks Loose, and Help Me” – Premieres Saturday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“From the Morgue and Obsession” – Premieres Saturday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Robert Englund is your Tour Guide Into America’s Deepest and Darkest Untold Mysteries
Revealing the sinister side of our history, I’m thrilled to bring nightmares to life on True TerrorRobert Englund
Travel Channel has announced True Terror with Robert Englund – their breakout series which dares to take viewers on a coast-to-coast tour through America to visit places that even locals only speak of in hushed whispers. Who better for the task than the man who brought us countless nightmares throughout our youth. Hushed whispers were how we spoke his most famous role’s name, terrified that saying it too loud might somehow manifest our nightmares in the form of Freddy Krueger! Robert Englund won’t need a script or film set to keep you on edge this time – because as the title True Terror spells out, this isn’t a fiction.
True Terror Series Conceptually Parallels A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Roots
A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1984. It was the brainchild of legendary writer and director Wes Craven who accredits the ideation for the film on real events and people. And the source material was adapted less than you may think.
It was a series of articles in the LA Times, three small articles about men from South East Asia, who were from immigrant families and had died in the middle of nightmares—and the paper never correlated them, never said, ‘Hey, we’ve had another story like this.Wes Craven
The infamous Freddy Krueger was based on an unsettling encounter with a stranger when Craven was a child. The director recounts that he was staring out of his window on a sleepless night. He spotted an elderly man slowly making his way along the sidewalk. When the stranger reached Craven’s house, he stopped and slowly locked eyed with the child. After the uncomfortable gaze concluded, Craven recalled the old man continued on his way, but the ominous sensations it invoked never departed.
Freddymania Was Born
Robert Englund’s isn’t returning to horror, because he never left. Englund’s Freddy Krueger became to horror movies what Hulk Hogan became to professional wrestling. You didn’t have to watch wrestling to know the Hulkster, and the same applied to Freddy when it came to films. My grandmother knew who Freddy was. (She once referred to him as “that ugly man” but she knew he wore a glove and sweater.) Freddy’s personality was too large for just Elm Street, and soon he began to appear everywhere. Here’s a clip from MTV’s Freddy Krueger Hour 1988.
He also had a television series. Freddy would introduce the shows with an intro and closing segment, not unlike the Crypt Keeper. Freddy wasn’t afraid to get his claws dirty either on cable television though, as he would occasionally appear in the story itself.
Did you actually think I forgot about the infamous Freddy Krueger Hotline? Not a chance. Sweet dreams!