Written by Patti Pauley
More than thirty years has passed since Wes Craven gave birth to the horror icon that induced insomnia into an entire generation of horror fans, Freddy Krueger. And Robert Englund who made Freddy the iconic slasher he is, owns that character like no other. While it’s true sometimes an actor that portrays such an iconic role, can be annoyed by the fact in every interview this character comes up in one question form or another, it seems that The Nightmare On Elm Street star never shys away or seem agitated at any conversation about his Freddy Krueger role. And for that, we tip our fedoras to you Mr. Englund. Thank you for always being amazing to us, the fans.
A Nightmare On Elm Street has gone through so many sequels, and an epic fail of a reboot since its debut back in 1984, that it brings up a very important question: Where does Freddy go from here, if anywhere at all? Well Robert Englund recently sat down for an interview with Florida Today and gave a very interesting answer to that very question.
If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie, I have an idea I would have liked to see. I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child’s vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person’s subconscious would picture him in a totally different way.
Can we start a GoFundMe to get this movie made now please? The premise Englund has for the franchise to live once again, is like a breath of fresh air. Do you think this idea would work? What direction would you like to see the series go?