News Robert Englund Gives Kevin Bacon His Approval to Play Freddy Krueger! Published 3 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 Freddy Krueger Actor Robert Englund Ready For New Take on Character James Wan Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia Robert Englund Regrets Not Doing ‘Krueger: The First Kills’ Prequel Movie 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” Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD21 hours ago Nucleus Films Releasing ‘Death Ship’ Extended Special Edition Blu-Ray in the UK This July Editorials2 days ago Bruce Markusen Looks Back at Six Horror Films from (1980) News4 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News4 days ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Reboot in Very Active Development at Blumhouse Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago ‘The Invisible Man’ Getting Uncut 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June News3 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News4 days 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 News3 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos3 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!