By now, everyone should know the drill.
Stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely have to, stay 6 feet away from other people, wash your hands, and wear a mask in certain situations.
Of course, not everyone is adhering to these guidelines, despite the fact that experts and scientists and healthcare professionals have been shouting them from the rooftops for weeks now. Some people need a little more motivation. Some people need to be scared straight.
Well, they’re in luck. The actor responsible for one of the most terrifying characters in movie history came out of the woodwork to exhort people to wash their hands and wear their glove. And he knows a little something about that, having worn a special one for much of his career.
Robert Englund is best known for portraying Freddie Kruger in Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street and its ensuing sequels. Just ahead of the True Terror marathon on the Travel Channel, his new show which depicts “journeys into the darkest corners of America’s past to uncover stories that are as terrifying as they are real,” he took to Twitter to make a public service announcement, not in costume but definitely in character as his famous monster.
This nightmare will end. Take care of yourself. pic.twitter.com/xc0XgkGonb
— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) April 2, 2020
If that doesn’t convince you, maybe a warning from a soldier from the future will.
Michael Biehn, best known for portraying military bad-asses in James Cameron movies, and who will appear as a bounty hunter the second season of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, channeled his most famous character to remind people to stay home.
In The Terminator, Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back to protect Sarah Connor. At one point, he explains to her just how relentless Arnold’s Schwarzenneger’s killer robot is, and over the weekend the actor repurposed his iconic speech to drive home the dangers of the Coronavirus.
Between Freddy Kruger and Kyle Reese, 80s kids should be plenty convinced by now. Stay home, and wear gloves and a mask. Or face their wrath!
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