Be careful what you wish for.
With Halloween Ends hitting theaters (and Peacock) tomorrow, thoughts of some in the horror community have turned to other franchises that may be ripe for a reinvention. One such member–Heather Langenkamp–is anxious to reprise her Nancy Thompson role in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series.
In fact, Langenkamp–during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight–said, “If Nancy could fight Freddy one last time, I would really like that. I’d love to see a future in that.”
The Elm Street mainstay said she has been watching the current Halloween trilogy, adding that she “loves watching Jamie Lee Curtis get to play her part. I think we have so much to give to the (Elm Street) storylines, and I wish I was in control of that. But, unfortunately, it’s one of those Hollywood complicated things.”
Complicated, indeed. Langenkamp’s Nancy appeared in the original film, and then returned for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (as a counselor to troubled teens who meets her untimely end) and then again (as herself this time) in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, which was basically a commentary on the franchise.
But, a return is not out of the realm of possibility, what with resurrections becoming commonplace in horror films of late. Jamie Lee’s Laurie Strode has already been “killed off” in Halloween 4: The Curse of Michael Myers and again in Halloween: Resurrection. So, will lightning strike again for Nancy Thompson? Stay tuned.
And stay awake and keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the future of A Nightmare on Elm Street.