News Robert Englund Gives Kevin Bacon His Approval to Play Freddy Krueger! Published 1 year 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 ‘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 Travis Z’s ‘The Midnight Man’ Co-Staring Robert Englund and Lin Shaye Gets a Trailer Kevin Bacon Wraps on Pilot Episode of SyFy Channel’s ‘Tremors’ TV Series The Legendary Robert Englund Officially Retires His Run as Horror Icon Freddy Krueger ‘Elm Street’ Star Lisa Wilcox at the Johnson House from ‘Dream Master’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD20 hours ago Sam Raimi’s Twisted Splatstick Sequel ‘Evil Dead 2’ is Getting a 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD20 hours ago Scream Factory Shares Bonus Feature Details for ‘Willard’ Blu-Ray News22 hours ago ‘Halloween’ Producer Ryan Turek “Would Love” to Work on Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie News2 days ago Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News7 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD1 week ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago ’70s Giallo ‘Strip Nude For Your Killer’ Comes to Blu-Ray With New 2K Restoration from Arrow Video News2 days ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News3 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News7 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 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! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! 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!