Robert Englund reckons he could play Freddy Krueger again

News 30/08/2019

Despite having previously said he was hanging up his stripy jumper forever, the actor who played serial killer and dream-invader Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise said he could play the villian one more time. 

72-year-old Robert Englund donned the famous bladed gloves one last time for a special appearance on last year's Halloween episode of The Goldbergs, and now he's saying he could be keen to do it again. 

He also put forward the name of who he'd like to play the role after he's done during a recent interview - he reckons Kevin Bacon is the man for the job. 

"We need a Freddy that can do the next eight movies - or seven, I don't want them to remake Part 1 again," Englund said.

"I'm not Freddy anymore, you guys. I could do one more...probably. If you shot me up with Vitamin C. But here's the thing. I can't do eight more, you guys. So we need a new actor that you guys believe in and trust and love that can go the distance,"

"He's not a kid anymore either but the rumour I've heard that I like is Kevin Bacon. Kevin loves horror. He's a real actor,"

"He's a character actor. Kevin was great in Tremors. Kevin was great in Stir of Echoes. And I've heard this rumour. We need someone like that to take it on. And re-do it, exploiting all of the new technology."

Bacon himself even suggested he'd be keen to take on the challenge, replying to a fan Tweet asking for him to play Freddy saying "I like the way you think."

Here's hoping if they do remake the whole franchise that they do it properly. We know the special effects makeup will be 100x better since back in the day at least.