A highly unexpected, incredibly exciting bombshell was dropped yesterday, with the announcement that Robert Englund will be playing Freddy Krueger one more time for this year’s Halloween episode of “The Goldbergs,“ being described as a love letter to Elm Street!
The episode, titled “Nightmare on Elk Avenue” and airing in October, centers on the fears of the show’s teenage protagonist, Adam, after seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street.
We were treated to a brief teaser announcement video yesterday, and today brings an official promo photo for the episode that should look mighty familiar to hardcore Elm Street fans. Back in the day, Englund and Heather Langenkamp posed for an Elm Street photo shoot, one that has now been recreated with Englund and “Goldbergs” star Wendi McLendon-Covey!
Check out the past and present photos below.
“The Goldbergs” airs on ABC.