News The Legendary Robert Englund Officially Retires His Run as Horror Icon Freddy Krueger Published 12 months ago on October 19, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet It’s a sad moment when one of your beloved horror actors calls it a day. A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise legend Robert Englund has pretty much put the final nail in Freddy Krueger’s coffin, stating that he’s too old for the role now. In a brand new interview with the good folks over at EW, Englund made it clear that his age is a major factor. “I’m too old to do another Freddy now,” Englund told the site. “If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real 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 s—. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.” So, Robert Englund’s last appearance as Freddy Kreuger will forever be remembered in Freddy Vs. Jason. We feel good about the wink being a final goodbye to the fans. He adds: “It’s like, I had a good run, I had a good time. And no one plans for this in your career. When I was wearing tights and doing Shakespeare, I didn’t say I wanted to be famous for playing this boogeyman. Careers happen and one of the pieces of advice I give to people is I’m sure you’ll do a great pilot or you’ll do a little independent art movie and it won’t go anywhere and then you might do your Intern No. 3 on Grey’s Anatomy and that’s the one that becomes the huge hit. People just don’t know. And when you’ve survived as long as I have and you see that, you can be real happy that you got 20 years as Freddy Kruger, you know?” We would personally like to thank Mr. Robert Englund for 20 years of nightmares! Related Topics:A Nightmare On Elm StreetFreddy Vs. JasonRobert Englund Up Next Pennywise Actor Bill Skarsgard Says ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Will Be Actively Different Don't Miss New ‘Jigsaw’ TV Spot Teases the Iconic Soundtrack and Prepares to Take Back Halloween Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer ‘The Midnight Man’ Starring Lin Shaye and Robert Englund Scores an Official Release Date Travis Z’s ‘The Midnight Man’ Co-Staring Robert Englund and Lin Shaye Gets a Trailer Amazing “Box of Souls” Vinyl Collection Includes Every ‘Elm Street’ Franchise Soundtrack! Robert Englund Gives Kevin Bacon His Approval to Play Freddy Krueger! ‘Elm Street’ Star Lisa Wilcox at the Johnson House from ‘Dream Master’ Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News3 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News4 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer News4 days ago M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘GLASS’ Gets an Impactful Second Trailer News4 weeks ago Eerie New Cinemex Trailer and Featurette for ‘Halloween’ Show That the Boogeyman is Real Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!