Heather Langenkamp says that she's down for another Nightmare on Elm Street

With HALLOWEEN bringing in some serious box-office bucks, I'd imagine that some studios are weighing the possibility of developing their own horror revivals with a few of the original stars tossed in for good measure. Heather Langenkamp played Nancy Thompson in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET as well as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS and WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (technically, she was playing herself in that one), and she told Entertainment Weekly that the success of HALLOWEEN has her wondering if she'll get the chance to play Nancy once again.

I’m sitting here like any other scream queen in Hollywood, hoping that they revive their franchise. I’m not alone! I know of lots of other horror heroines who have this little bit of spring in their step thinking about the chance of perhaps being in [new versions of] the movies that they helped make famous as young people. It’s kind of crazy, but it’s definitely something I would love to do.

Robert Englund recently reprised his role of Freddy Krueger in an episode of The Goldbergs, and also said that he "might have one [NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET film] left in him." Even if she isn't involved, Heather Langenkamp is hoping that he gets that chance. "I see Robert all the time, we were just together in Baltimore (at a convention). He actually spoke for a quite a while at one of the panel discussions that we did about his yearning [to play Freddy], but also his commitment to always putting the best face on Freddy’s legacy," Langenkamp said. "You know, he travels the world making fans happy with his presence and his charm. I think he’s probably the best advocate for how important Freddy is in our horror community, how Freddy Krueger changed the genre to be this incredible juggernaut of money-making for Hollywood. I do believe that Robert Englund and all the ’80s monsters really changed film history and I think they deserve even more recognition than they get. If the way to do that would be to have a Freddy movie for Robert Englund at this incredible point in his own life, I think it would be fantastic."

The actress hasn't heard anything about a new NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET film, but if it does happen, she'd be down for it.

Of course, I love the character so much, and she’s definitely part of me, and as I grow old, she grows old inside. Every time Wes Craven used to call, and ask if I would be interested in playing Nancy one last time, I would often be incredibly excited about it. But I don’t know what forces in Hollywood are planning on that remake, or that rematch between Nancy and Freddy. I’m like my own fans. I just think, Wow, that would be neat!

Would you be down for a HALLOWEEN-style revival of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET with Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund returning to their iconic roles?



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