Veteran actor Robert Englund will reprise his role as the iconic child predator/killer, Freddy Kreuger, on 'The Goldbergs'. He will be featured in the Halloween special.
It's been a long 15 years since Robert Englund put on the razor gloves of Freddy Krueger for Freddy Vs. Jason. Since that time, we've just observed the character in the reboot of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' that wasn't really welcomed by the fans. Old Freddy has progressed significantly since the creepy kid killer originally sprung up in Wes Craven's 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' in 1984, as reported by The DailyMail.
Englund had said in a 2003 interview, "I'm too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now, it's got to be really minimal because I can't snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. My spine gets sore. I can still be mean and scary, but I'm mostly relegated now to sort of Van Helsing roles, old doctors and shit. So, it's fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience."
Englund repeated his role in more than seven more motion pictures, finally hanging up the claws for good in 2003. But, Fred-Heads, it is with great pleasure that we bring you the news that the one and only Robert Englund is returning to his iconic role of Freddy Krueger for a Halloween episode of 'the 80s-set sitcom 'The Goldbergs'.
Indeed, the cheeky nostalgic sitcom will pay respect to Wes Craven's 1984 classic with a special Halloween episode named, 'Nightmare on Elk Avenue'. As indicated by Bloody Disgusting, Sean Giambrone's Adam will have bad dreams subsequent to viewing the motion picture in the series.
What's more, to rustle up the publicity, the network has shared an amazing special shot including Englund and star Wendi McLendon-Covey, who subs in for Heather Langenkamp, reflecting a notorious photoshoot from the original 1984 classic. And it wouldn't be wrong to say that the shot brings back some truly scary memories from our pasts.
Englund, 71, also took to Twitter to convey his excitement at the role. "THE GOLDBERGS' Wendi McLendon-Covey gave me GOOSEBUMPS too (ha!) when Yours Truly guest starred on the Halloween episode," he captioned.
Moreover, this isn't the first run through 'The Goldbergs' figured out how to urge a legend out of retirement. Not long ago, Rick Moranis repeated his notable Spaceballs character Dark Helmet for a scene in the ABC sitcom.
The sixth season of 'The Goldbergs' premiered on September 26 at 8 pm ET on ABC, but the Halloween episode featuring Freddy Krueger won’t be airing until sometime this month i.e. October. If you're behind on the series, you better catch up as once Freddy comes for you, there's no running away from him!