Robert Englund to Host Travel Channel Haunted History Series


Travel Channel’s new series about real-life horror stories of yesteryear, the tentatively titled Shadows of History, will be hosted by Robert Englund, the actor best known for playing Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Alongside historians and other scholars, Englund will dive into strange and scary accounts that were recorded in America’s newspapers, with each story that’s covered being ripped straight from the headlines of history. Produced by Workaholic Productions for Travel Channel, the six-episode series will air later this year.

Jane Latman, general manager at Travel Channel, said: “How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund. As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.”