Freddy Krueger Is Back: Here's Photos Of Robert Englund Reprising His Role On The Goldbergs
By Chris E. Hayner | @ChrisHayner on
It's a Halloween miracle! For the first time since 2003's Freddy vs. Jason, Robert England is slipping back into his glove of knives to reprise his iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street role as Freddy Krueger one more time.
Englund will guest star on a special Halloween episode of ABC's The Goldbergs, titled "Mister Knifey-Hands." A synopsis for the episode reads, "Despite Beverly's wishes, Jackie's parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger, which teaches her an important lesson about her son's relationship with Jackie."
The photos from the episode find Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) in a rather foggy dreamscape, where she encounters Freddy, of course, as well as a trio of creepy girls skipping rope--imagery that should look very familiar to A Nightmare on Elm Street fans. The images show that even though Englund has aged, Freddy is truly eternal. The actor looks as at home as ever in the glove, burned skin, and trademark sweater and hat of the monster.
This may just be a one-off appearance on The Goldbergs, but hopefully, someone will see England back in his old costume and take a hint that it's time for Freddy to be back on the big screen. After all, Michael Myers is back, why not Freddy Krueger?
The "Mister Knifey-Hands" episode of The Goldberg airs Wednesday, October 24, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. For more fall TV you should keep an eye on, check out our must-see shows.