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 Continue Reading 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 Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News4 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin 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 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!