We recently reported on the latest (and perhaps final) nail in Freddy Krueger’s coffin; despite donning the makeup and prosthetics one last time for a convention appearance in 2014, actor Robert Englund confirmed to Entertainment Weekly recently that he wouldn’t play The Springwood Slasher again, even if offered the chance. “I’m too old,” he stated bluntly.
The irony, of course, is that no one has offered him the opportunity since 2003’s Freddy vs Jason so, it’s not like he’s been standing in the way of fulfilling just about every horror fan’s ultimate wish. Why Hollywood hasn’t been able to bring the most popular genre franchise in horror history to the screen in any successful way since 2003 is a real travesty.
Perhaps the only good thing about confirmation of Freddy’s “death” is that we can now look at Robert England’s body of work in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise in its entirety. To that end, check out the video below: The Evolution of Freddy Krueger in Movies and TV in 9 Minutes, courtesy of Then & Now.
Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Which manifestation of Freddy Krueger is your favorite? Let the debates begin!
Official Synopsis: A look at how much Freddy Krueger has changed since 1984 till 2018.
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