Easily the coolest thing happening this Halloween season is Robert Englund playing Freddy Krueger one more time in a spooky special episode of ABC’s “The Goldbergs,“ which will be the first time Englund has played the character on screen since 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason and possibly also the last time we ever see him back in the makeup and striped sweater.
In the episode, titled “Mister Knifey-Hands”…
“Despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was as she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.”
ABC/Sony Pictures TV just provided us with an exclusive first look at the hotly-anticipated episode today, which takes us back to the video shops of our youth. Check it out below!
Freddy slashes up “The Goldbergs” on Wednesday, October 24.