A trailer has arrived online for Nightmares in the Makeup Chair, a new documentary from director Mike Kerz, which explores the extensive makeup process to transform Robert Englund into the iconic killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, as well as paying homage to the classic slasher franchise. Take a look here…
“Nightmares in the Makeup Chair is my love letter to the Nightmare on Elm Street series and to practical makeup,” states Englund, who played Freddy in all six of the original films along with the 2003 slasher crossover Freddy vs. Jason and the anthology TV series Freddy’s Nightmares. “I’ve always been in awe of the multi-talented makeup effects artists. From sketching to sculpting, they realize the design. Then to the fine precision of the molding and the manufacturing of the makeup appliances which are nearly paper thin. And then, the application process where I sit in the makeup chair and I become their living canvas as they glue me in and paint the appliances. This documentary not only captures their talent, but I think it might inspire a new generation of practical effects artists. I was happy to become Freddy once again to share the makeup process with the fans.”
Look for Nightmares in the Makeup Chair on the festival circuit later this year.