Guess which two members of horror royalty are finally getting their Hollywood Walk of Fame stars?

Two notable horror icons, John Carpenter and Robert Englund, were named as honorees for the 2025 Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Freddy Krueger From 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
Freddy Krueger From 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' / Hulton Archive/GettyImages

Hollywood has long overlooked these two horror icons, but soon, that mistake will be rectified as John Carpenter and Robert Englund prepare to be enshrined forever in the famous Walk of Fame in California.

On June 24, Variety reported that the 2025 Walk of Fame honorees included these two legends along with many other notable celebrities, including the late Prince, Jane Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Nia Long, Bill Nye, Molly Shannon, Courtney B. Vance, Colin Farrell, and more.

As horror fans know, Englund is most famous for portraying the terrifying stalker of our nightmares, Freddy Kreuger. He played the iconic role in all of the Nightmare on Elm Street films—except the 2010 remake that we don't talk about.

Apart from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, though, Englund is widely considered one of the horror greats. He's appeared in more than 150 movies, many of them in the horror genre and several documentaries. One of his most recent appearances was playing Victor Creel in the acclaimed fourth season of Netflix's blockbuster series Stranger Things.

As for John Carpenter, you'll recognize that name as the man behind the Halloween franchise. The Academy Award-winning director is responsible for helming the 1978 slasher that introduced Michael Myers to the world and is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time.

He directed Halloween, co-wrote it with Debra Hill, and created its legendary score. But Carpenter didn't stop there. He would go on to direct other classics like Escape from New York and the 1982 remake of The Thing, which achieved the rare feat of being more memorable than the original.

Englund and Carpenter will specifically be listed as "motion picture honorees." They have a two-year window to choose when to hold their respective ceremonies, which are usually broadcast live so that fans can watch the process.

On X (formerly Twitter), Englund celebrated the news with a post sharing his excitement over being nominated alongside stars like Jane Fonda and Prince.

Horror master John Carpenter also shared a post, cheekily wondering if a "mistake" had been made. Of course not, John!

And now I feel like I have an excuse to go rewatch Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing.

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