Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund is heading to Hawkins, Indiana! He’s joined the cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things in a recurring role!
With the series paying homage to the horror films we all know and love from the 80s, Englund seems like a perfect fit. The horror legend will play Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.
In addition to Englund, new recurring cast members for season four include Sherman Augustus (Virus) as Lt. Colonel Sullivan, an intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all; Mason Dye (Teen Wolf) as Jason Carver, a guy who’s seemingly perfect world begins to unravel when a new evil threatens Hawkins; Nikola Djuricko (In the Land of Blood and Honey) as Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter; and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) as Dmitri, a smart, cunning, and charming prison guard who befriends Hopper… but can he be trusted?
New additions to the regular cast include Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) as Peter Ballard, a caring orderly at the psychiatric hospital who grows tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day; Eduardo Franco (American Vandal) as Argyle, a fun-loving stoner and Jonathan’s new best friend who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza; and Joseph Quinn (Overlord) as Eddie Munson, an audacious metalhead, hated by those who don’t understand him and beloved by those who do, who runs Hawkins High’s official D&D club and finds himself at the terrifying epicentre of this season’s mystery.
Season four of the popular horror show will see Hopper, who was revealed in a teaser to be very much alive, imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka. There, he will face dangers both human and… otherwise. Back in the states, meanwhile, a new horror begins to surface—something long buried, something that connects everything…
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)