"Conceived and written as being an old man, Craven naturally auditioned older actors for the role of Freddy Krueger and it was David Warner who stuck out to him. Warner, who had previously played Jennings in The Omen, was originally cast to play Krueger, going so far as to sit for makeup tests. Proving that it just wasn’t meant to be, Warner soon thereafter dropped off the project, due to scheduling conflicts.
It was then, and only then, that Craven met Robert Englund, whose audition so impressed him that he had a complete change of heart about the character, deciding that a younger actor could pull it off just as well, if not better, than an older one could – after all, once the makeup is on, you can’t tell the age of the actor underneath anyway. And so, with Warner no longer attached, Englund was hired to take his place, and Freddy Krueger – as we know and love him – was born.”
Well Annabelle is screwed
A dream come true, Mr. Englund aka Freddy Krueger!
Extended scene from the original.
Robert Englund To Guest Star On TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 The Dream Master German lobby card
Since I have been on a major Nightmare on Elm Street kick this October, here is a picture of me with that bastard son of a hundred maniacs himself, Freddy Krueger (aka Robert Englund).