Robert Englund endorses Kevin Bacon as Freddy Krueger

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Believe it or not, there’s actually been something of a campaign to get Kevin Bacon to play Freddy Krueger in the next A Nigthmare on Elm Street.

Actor Kevin Bacon.

It all started back in 2016 when a fan suggested Bacon for the role on Twitter. In a reply, Bacon actually expressed interest in playing the iconic movie monster.

Now Robert Englund, who played the original Freddy, has endorsed Bacon for the role in a Cinema Blend interview. He described the casting choice as “real interesting” and noted, “I just think Kevin’s the right size. I think he respects horror movies. He doesn’t make fun of them.”

What do you think? Is Kevin Bacon the stuff nightmares are made of? It might be fitting seeing how Robert Englund’s Bacon number is 2.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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