News Robert Englund Gives Kevin Bacon His Approval to Play Freddy Krueger! Published 2 years ago on September 28, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet When I first heard the rumour about Kevin Bacon as Freddy Kreuger, I have to admit, I just laughed it away. Well, as we reported back in July, New Line is hoping to reboot the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise at some point. But one question remains, who will be under the makeup? Robert Englund seems to be happy to go with Bacon. While taking part in an interview with the guys over at Cinema Blend, Englund dropped Bacon’s name in regard to him playing the iconic role: “Well the gossip I’ve heard, and I don’t know how valid this is, but there has been some talk about using, or perhaps he’s been approached, Kevin Bacon,” said Englund. “Yeah. I think that would be great. He’s in one of my favorite little horror movies, Stir of Echoes, and you should check it out if you haven’t seen it. And I just think Kevin’s the right size. I think he respects horror movies. He doesn’t make fun of them. I think it would be real interesting.” When a fan tweeted Bacon last summer to ask if he’d ever play Freddy, Bacon simply tweeted out: “I like the way you think“… which sounds like he’s willing to take on the role. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Kevin Bacon as Freddy Krueger? Related Topics:Freddy KruegerKevin BaconNew LineNightmare on Elm StreetRobert Englund Up Next Another New ‘Jigsaw’ Trap Features Bolted Chains Around Necks Don't Miss Original ‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Explains the Hold Up on Next Film Advertisement You may like New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia This Year, With James Wan Producing! ‘Dream Warriors’ 6″ Freddy Krueger Figure Joins Mezco’s Designers Series The Legendary Robert Englund to Host Travel Channel’s New Series “Shadows of History” First Images of Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in “The Goldbergs” TV Series! ‘Tremors: The Complete Collection’ Heading to (UK) Blu-Ray via Universal ‘The Midnight Man’ Starring Lin Shaye and Robert Englund Scores an Official Release Date Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Editorials1 day ago Cannibal Holocaust: Who Are The Real Cannibals? News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News3 days ago First Set of Official Imagery from Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Tease Bloody Carnage News3 days ago ‘Candyman’ Begins Filming, Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join the Cast Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Arrow Video Bringing ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’ to (UK) Blu-Ray This September News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News4 weeks ago Pennywise Craves Revenge in the Terrifying Trailer for ‘IT: Chapter Two’ News4 weeks ago Michael Myers Set for Big Return in ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Sequels! Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News2 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News4 weeks ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!