Florida Today interview with Robert Englund

Florida Today interview with Robert Englund:

You can read the interview in total at the link.. but one of the most interesting part was what Robert Englund thought when asked if he could have changed plot lines or characters of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, what would it have been.. his answer: 

I don’t know if I would do anything different. We broke some rules with the second film and even addressed some bi-sexuality, which was groundbreaking, and I am proud of that film. If I was in control of my own “Nightmare on Elm Street” movie I have an idea I would have liked to see. I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child’s vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person’s subconscious would picture him in a totally different way.

That sounds a little like a Slenderman-ish type of thought..  His thoughts on FREDDY’S REVENGE is interesting, it certainly did have a fair share of bi-sexual themes present as political commentary during the Reagan era .. 

His idea actually would make sense for a modern Freddy film.. Imagine a movie where there are multiple actors playing a Freddy character , and they all are different in some way. 

With new NIGHTMARE films being planned for the future, maybe someone should listen to ‘Freddy’s’ idea of how to modernize the film series for a new 21st century generation..

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