News The Legendary Robert Englund Officially Retires His Run as Horror Icon Freddy Krueger Published 3 years 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 Advertisement You may like Freddy Krueger Actor Robert Englund Ready For New Take on Character ‘Freddy Vs. Jason’ Writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift Still Longing for a Sequel Rob Zombie Came Close to Directing ‘Freddy Vs. Jason’ for New Line Cinema Robert Englund Regrets Not Doing ‘Krueger: The First Kills’ Prequel Movie [Rumor] ‘Crawl’ Director Alexandre Aja to Reboot ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ The Legendary Robert Englund to Host Travel Channel’s New Series “Shadows of History” Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News13 hours ago Will ‘Halloween Kills’ Feature the Surprise Return of Dr. Loomis? Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Second Sight Films Releasing ‘Dawn of the Dead’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Box Set in the UK This October News3 days ago Sienna Prepares for a Halloween Showdown With Art the Clown in Two New Images from ‘Terrifier 2’ News4 days ago Ryan Gosling in Talks to Star as the ‘Wolfman’ in Universal Reboot Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Nucleus Films Releasing ‘Death Ship’ Extended Special Edition Blu-Ray in the UK This July News4 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News1 week ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday Music2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Update: David Gordon Green Provides More Details During Twitter Watch Party News4 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos4 weeks ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!