Robert Englund Wants to Return to Elm Street

OTTAWA, ON: July 18, 2008 - Trevor Matthews, left, and Robert Englund ham it before tonight's premiere of "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" at AMC Kanata tonight. Matthews, age 26, and Englund, 61, along with a couple hundred cast, crew and friends attended the screening. The movie, which was filmed in and around Ottawa, opens next Friday (July 25) in four cities. Photo by Mike Carroccetto, The Ottawa Citizen (for ARTS story by TONY LOFARO) NEG# 90899

Photo by Mike Carroccetto, The Ottawa Citizen (for ARTS story by TONY LOFARO) NEG# 90899

My good friend Robert Englund has sealed himself as a Horror icon for decades playing one of the most terrifying characters the Horror world has ever seen, Freddy Krueger. Robert has made it clear time and time again he will not be returning back to the franchise as Freddy Krueger but that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to appear in the films altogether.

At the Film & Comic Con in Belfast, Ireland, Englund said this in a recent Q&A: “I would certainly like to be invited to do a cameo, to maybe play the cantankerous old professor or the group therapy guy that doesn’t believe they’re having nightmares. I think it would be fun for the audience.

Just like Wes Craven’s appearance in Scream a Robert Englund cameo in a future Nightmare on Elm Street would be the perfect tribute to a wonderful man who has graced our screens, grabbed our Horror hearts and made us hide behind the occasional pillow.

Cross those fingers.


  • Anonymous says:

    He needs to be Freddy. The last guy in the remake sucked balls.

  • Anonymous says:

    Tim Englund here, Freddy Krueger in nightmare on elm st was the best horror show there ever was. I think the best one was when he took on Jason and was the last one standing Freddy will always be in my nightmares…

  • Gina Hernandez says:

    😘Alwayz love u 😘

  • Brenda says:

    The problem is ? Robert Englund gave us so many years as Freddie, all of us old timers are very judgemental when someone new tries to step to step into the role. He is and was the best at the role. When viewers get use to someone and then they try to bring someone new into it ? It quickly becomes a big turn off of wanting to go and see it. When Robert stepped out of role is when they should have ended it. Those are pretty big shoes to fill. I know I won’t go see it if he isn’t playing lead.

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