If you are a fan of horror movies, you would have to agree that we are in a renaissance era of the genre. Thanks to films like IT, Get Out, Halloween, and countless others, it’s a truly great time to be a horror fan. Then, looking back, one would be amiss if they didn’t call the original classics like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and more from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s the Golden Age of Horror. But, there is one more pivotal timeframe that really signified a huge moment in the genre, and that the Silver Age during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. During this time we got such legendary movie villains like Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, the Leprechaun, Leatherface, Chucky, and many more. But, arguably the most iconic of all would be the Dream Demon himself, Freddy Krueger.
The fedora wearing, knife glove wielding, burned raisin looking monster that infiltrated the dreams of his victims to kill them in outlandish and terrifying ways was known not only for his horrific kills, but his witty one liners and somehow charismatic demeanor. And, this is all thanks to the man behind the make-up, Robert Englund. Englund truly brought something special to the character. However, we haven’t seen him as the villain since 2003 (besides a quest spot on an episode of The Goldbergs). But, now that the rights to the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise have reverted back to Wes Craven’s estate, could we get at least one more movie with Englund?
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, it would seem not. Englund has pretty much shot down the chances completely.
“I don’t think I’ll ever don the makeup again. I’m a little too old for that. I’m a little long in the tooth to play Freddy now. I think if I was doing it, it would be more like ‘Freddy vs. Viagra’. But I have no idea whether they’re going to go on and create completely new stories or whether they’re going to go back and do prequels or origin stories on the Freddy Krueger myth. I don’t know what they’re up to. So, I’m just waiting to hear.”
While this is sad to hear for fans, never say never in Hollywood. Englund deserves a proper send off with the character, and it would be probably the biggest box office smash in horror ever if he came back one last time. We’ll just have to keep our knifed fingers crossed…
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