During an interview with Florida Today to promote his appearance at the Spooky Empire convention, Robert Englund has revealed what he’d have like to have seen in his “dream” Nightmare on Elm Street sequel.
“If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie I have an idea I would have liked to see,” said Englund. “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.”
Englund portrayed Freddy Krueger on seven occasions between the 1984 original and 1994’s Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and also reprised the role for the 2003 crossover Freddy vs. Jason. The franchise was rebooted by Platinum Dunes in 2010, with Jackie Earle Haley taking on the role for the poorly-received remake.