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Robert Englund’s Idea for a New ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Sequel Is Better Than Most of the Actual Sequels

We get the Freddy Krueger we deserve.

A Nightmare on Elm Street” hasn’t been rebooted in six years, which at this point counts as a long time — how many different iterations of “Spider-Man” have we seen in that time? Freddy Krueger himself has an idea for how the slasher series might continue, however, which he revealed to Florida Today late last week. During his interview, actor Robert Englund mentioned his idea of a new “Elm Street” in which “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.”

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Englund continues:

“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 and 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.”

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Jackie Earle Haley played Freddy Krueger in 2010’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” marking the first time that Englund didn’t portray the iconic villain. Another remake is currently in the works, though Englund’s involvement hasn’t been confirmed.

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