When it comes to horror movies, I don’t think there’s anyone as iconic as Freddy Krueger. Sure Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers get a shout out, but Freddy really is the baddest and creepiest motherfucker out there.
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And the good news is that we might have a whole bunch more of freak shows with the guy, as Robert Englund has revealed that he wants to have one last ride with the fabled character before passing on the mantle to another Hollywood great in Kevin Bacon. Here’s what he said at the Monster Mania convention in New Jersey last weekend:
We need a Freddy that can do the next eight movies – or seven, I don’t want them to remake Part 1 again,
I’m not Freddy anymore, you guys. I could do one more…probably. If you shot me up with Vitamin C.
But here’s the thing. I can’t do eight more, you guys. So we need a new actor that you guys believe in and trust and love that can go the distance.
He’s not a kid anymore either but the rumour I’ve heard that I like is Kevin Bacon. Kevin loves horror. He’s a real actor.
He’s a character actor. Kevin was great in Tremors. Kevin was great in Stir of Echoes.
And I’ve heard this rumour. We need someone like that to take it on. And re-do it, exploiting all of the new technology.
I mean Kevin Bacon was great in Stir Of Echoes but I’m not really sure if that’s an audition to play the role of Freddy Krueger? I reckon he would completely smash it and it would be excellent if we got another eight of those dumbass movies about him because there really isn’t anything like that going on anymore after they stopped making Saw movies about ten years ago.
Hopefully they won’t be as terrible as every movie since Nightmare On Elm Street II or the old remake back in 2010. That really was a shit show, but I’m confident that with all the ‘new technology’ they won’t be making the same mistake twice. Hmmmm.
For more Freddy Krueger, check out someone handing in one of his gloves during the London knife amnesty. Terrifying.