Ahead of his appearance at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, iconic genre star Robert Englund spoke with Florida Today about his favorite line ("Welcome to prime time, b*tch!"), the convention and his offscreen antics, but most importantly they discussed what he himself would want to have seen in a sequel to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET:
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's actually a really great idea. It allows Freddy to explore his predilection shape-shifting without resorting to the overly silly antics of the later sequels. And it sounds way better than THE DREAM CHILD, at the very least. I doubt we'll see Englund behind the makeup again, and the remake seems to have buried the franchise for the time being, but perhaps when there's more juice in the NIGHTMARE franchise, we'll see them toying with this idea. Hell, he could write it! It's never too late to resurrect Freddy Krueger.