Netflix 'Stranger Things' Season 4: Who is Robert Englund's Victor Creel?
Robert Englund, who portrayed the character of Freddie Kreuger in 'Nightmare on Elm Street', plays Victor Creel in 'Stranger Things' Season 4
Contains spoilers for 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Episode 4
Fans of ‘Stranger Things’ got really excited when the makers announced that veteran actor Robert Englund will be joining the show’s fourth season as Victor Creel. The fourth episode of the Netflix series, ‘Dear Billy,’ sees Englund making his debut appearance in the blockbuster horror drama. The episode primarily focuses on Vecna wreaking havoc in Hawkins and taking the lives of students studying at the Hawkins High School.
However, Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Steve (Joe Keery), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Robin (Maya Hawke) find out that there was a man named Victor Creel who has been murdering these people. Police assure her that Creel is in prison and hasn’t come out. While researching more about the killings, Nancy decides to know more about Creel. She and Robin go into the library and scour newspaper articles to gather more information about him.
Soon, they find out that Creel lived in a house that was haunted and killed several members of his family. He was the lone survivor of that incident and is spending time in a facility since then. So, who is Victor Creel? And how did he survive Vecna’s attacks? Let’s find out.
Who is Victor Creel? Did he survive Vecna's attack?
We get to know more about the character when Nancy and Robin get a chance to meet Victor inside the Pennhurst Asylum. They wanted to ask him some questions, but Victor was not ready to talk to reporters. Nancy tells him that they are not reporters and they are here because they believe him and need his help. They also tell him that whatever killed his family is back again.
They want to know how he survived. Bur Victor believes that he didn’t survive and thinks that he is still very much in hell. Creel reveals that he came back home after the war. His wife’s great-uncle had died and left them a small fortune.
They used that fortune to buy a new house and wanted to start a new life. Everyone loved the house, especially their daughter Alice, who believed that the house looked like the houses they show in fairy tales.
However, their son Henry could sense that there was something wrong with the house. They could only live peacefully there for one month and then everything turned into a nightmare. Family members started seeing dead animals. The police chief blamed the attacks on a wildcat, but he knew that this was no wildcat. According to him, it was something evil. He said, “This was a Spawn of Satan”.
His family started to encounter horrific things in the house and one night, it took away all his family members. Vecna has the power of changing reality at will and he took Victor back to the war where he gave the orders of shelling a house because he felt that enemies were hiding there. However, this was not the case, and there were innocent civilians in the house. When he thought that he would be taken away by Vecna, he started to hear a song and although he was saved by the angelic voice, he was unable to save his children.
Since then, he is in the Pennhurst Asylum and tried ending his life by cutting his eyes with a blade. However, he always got out of the situation safely.
Will he help the gang in defeating the evil? Let's wait and watch.