Robert Englund Is Officially Hanging Up The Iconic Glove

by Thomas Tuna

The nightmare is over.

Robert Englund–who first wore the legendary makeup and costume of Freddy Krueger in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street–is moving on from his most memorable role.

Englund recently told Variety that he feels he’s “too old and thick to play Freddy now. I just can’t do fight scenes for more than one take anymore. I have a bad neck, a bad back and arthritis in my right wrist. I have to hang it up, but I would love to do a cameo.”

So, that being said, if another Nightmare film is ever made, who should play Freddy? Englund’s first choice is Kevin Bacon. “I know he respects the genre,” Englund said, “and he’s such a fine physical actor. I think that the way Kevin moves, it would be interesting.”

A Nightmare on Elm Street--written and directed by Wes Craven–also stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley and Johnny Depp in his film debut. As all horror fans know, the storyline follows a group of teenagers who are targeted by Krueger–an undead former child killer who kills people through their dreams to gain retribution against their parents who burned him alive.

The film–recognized as one of the greatest horror films ever made–earned $57 million worldwide on an estimated budget of around $1 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.


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