Any honest to goodness horror fan knows the story of how Wes Craven came up with the idea for "Nightmare on Elm Street" -- an article about a group of refugees who died after refusing to sleep since they were plagued by nightmares stuck with Wes. But somehow I never knew that the inspiration for Freddy Kruger was also a real life person.
That's just one of the fun facts I learned while watching "Post Mortem with Mick Garris," FEARnet's newest series, which debuts on April 12 with a double-feature in honor of the new "Nightmare." Back-to-back episodes include director/writer Wes Craven and Robert Englund, the man behind the burns.
Check out an exclusive sneak peek, where Wes demonstrates how a stranger became immortalized as Freddy Kruger.
"Post Mortem with Mick Garris" premieres April 12 on FEARnet.com.