It’s occurring 10 years since horror followers flocked to their native theaters to see Freddy Krueger terrorize teenagers in 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot.
However had Robert Englund – the Robert Englund, lead star of Elm Street and a bona fide horror legend – had his method, we might’ve been ready a bit bit longer to see the Midnight Mangler again to his previous killing methods.
In accordance with Englund, Samuel Bayer’s reinvention of A Nightmare on Elm Street arrived far too quickly, and left little or no respiration area between it and 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason, the horror-fueled extravaganza through which Krueger got here face-to-face with the masked killer of Camp Crystal Lake.
As a matter of truth, whereas chatting to Too Fab, Robert Englund admitted that he had as soon as hoped the Powers That Be would greenlight one other Freddy vs. Jason crossover movie earlier than spearheading a full-blown Elm Street reboot.
I do know the remake on A Nightmare on Elm Street was untimely. We must always have accomplished one other “Freddy vs. Jason” movie after which waited, they need to have waited for 5 or 10 years. And I believe it’s the identical factor with Youngster’s Play … I believe they’re so a part of the tradition and so they’re being rerun a lot and so they’re obtainable on DVD. You pop up a Blu-ray, as an example, a Blu-ray with extras of “Freddy vs. Jason,” or “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” and you set that on a 50 inch flat display. It seems higher than when it got here out within the motion pictures. And if you happen to’re a 12-year-old boy and also you’re launched to it, you’ll adore it. You get it. So we don’t must go after that era but.
As a part of the deep-dive interview, Englund additionally touched base on the speedy way forward for Freddy (spoilers: he nonetheless has no plans to reprise his iconic function any time quickly, or so he says) and the necessity for a complete, modern-day remake of Freddy’s Revenge, the second installment within the beloved Elm Street collection.
However what say you? Do you assume now’s the time to revisit Freddy’s Revenge? Or do you imagine a rebooted model of the unique Elm Street continues to be the best choice to discover? You may, as all the time, depart your ideas within the typical place.