It may very well be the *last* time Robert Englund plays Freddy Krueger on screen, and the first time since 2003, when he reprises the iconic role on ABC’s “The Goldbergs” later this month, for a special Halloween episode of the ’80s set series. Over the weekend, Englund himself revealed that it’s airing one week before the big day, on Wednesday, October 24!
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.”
Englund tweeted, “Had the pleasure of joining Adam F Goldberg’s ‘80s time machine THE GOLDBERGS for their special Halloween episode. Krueger’s back! It’s Freddy vs Bev!”