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.