Robert Englund Discusses the Future of "Freddy"

by | March 23, 2007 | Comments

Before he was known the world over as Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund was known as just another colorful character actor, but now that he’s played the dream-bound boogeyman in over a half-dozen flicks — he’s not about to let the role go quietly.

In a solid interview at, Englund mentions the discussed-yet-ashcanned "Ash vs. Freddy vs. Jason" project, but then goes on to rattle off a few of his own ideas for the series: "I’ve heard [the movie studio] is in talks with John Carpenter [director of the original ‘Halloween’]. So maybe Freddy and Jason are going to meet up with Michael Myers. I also hear they have a really good prequel script to ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘ being passed around. And there was talk that John McNaughton, director of ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,’ was attached."

Mr. Englund then goes on to lobby (a lot) for the role in a prequel that might never see the light of day, but you can’t really blame the guy. He IS Freddy Krueger, after all, and he wouldn’t mind a few more trips through the make-up. The actor also admits that Freddy got a bit too "funny" in his later installments, but would love to make up for it in the prequel. (He envisions it being like an episode of "Law & Order.")

Englund enthusiasts can enjoy his latest work in "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon" (which is great) and the upcoming "Hatchet" (which is also a whole lot of good, slashy fun).


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