Englund Spills the Beans on Nightmare Prequel


Robert Englund is one of the great personalities in the horror genre. He is definetly a guy who understands horror and one of the only stars I know of who gets excited about every horror project he gets involved with.

For awhile now we have been hearing nuggets of information from Englund for awhile now about a possiblity of a prequel to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Today he spoke with Fangoria while on the set of his most recent directorial pursuit, Killer Pad. “The rumor I hear is that there will be a NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET prequel before the next FREDDY VS. JASON,” Englund tells Fango. “I’ve heard all sorts of stuff about it, but the best news I heard was that John [HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER] McNaughton may be directing it. I recently saw HENRY for the first time and it scared the crap out of me. It really worked. I love what he does with docudrama, which I believe would be a great approach for a NIGHTMARE prequel."

Englund is also glad that he won't have to put on any of the Freddy Krueger make-up. He may just have to dye his hair red to give him a younger appearance. While talking about the film he said he pictures the prequel somewhat like an episode of Law and Order. “There would be the slaughter of children, the capture of Freddy by a couple of cops, the horrible lawyers who get Freddy off on a technicality—and then it’s the monster and the villagers, and Freddy gets burned.”

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