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Englund’s Pitch for His Return as FREDDY is the Best We’ve Ever Heard

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Robert Englund has long gone on record saying that he will never play A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger again. But now it seems he MAY be changing his tone. Now it seems like he has a killer idea on just how he could step back into the role in a small – but amazingly pivotal role.

If I had an Eli Roth budget I would have cast different actors to play Freddy for every potential victim,” Englund said. “Because Freddy is only alive in the imagination of his future victim. They would talk about it at a slumber party or in a locker room at school, or on the bus going home. All we know about this Fred Krueger is he wears a hat, wears a red and green striped sweater and has a clawed hand. That’s the specifics. So it could be a red and green cardigan for one Freddy. It could be an old tattered baseball cap for another Freddy. Freddy could be tall, he could be short, he could be overweight, he could be muscular. Every one of the victims could have a different Freddy they imagined. And you could haunt them with that Freddy.”

He then lays the epic cherry on top of this stellar idea saying, “And then at the end, it would be the ultimate victim and we see Freddy peel [his face] open and maybe it’s yours truly revealed. And it’s the essence of Freddy.”

Personally, I think this is the best pitch for a new Nightmare film that I’ve ever heard. Bring it on, Hollywood! What do YOU think? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Englund revealed this pitch on a panel for Eli Roth’s History of Horror at the 2018 Summer Television Critics Association press tour. The Eli Roth AMC docu-series will premiere later this year

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