Robert Englund Initially Turned Down The Freddy Cameo In The Goldbergs

Earlier this week, A Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund made his long-awaited return to the role of Freddy Krueger in a Halloween episode of The Goldbergs, and while fans seem pretty happy to see the dream demon back on their screens, this would’ve been a pretty hard crossover to picture just a couple of months ago.

Sure enough, the actor himself couldn’t really see this collaboration working when he was first approached by producer Adam F. Goldberg and the team, and in a recent interview with The Nerdist, Englund recalled how he initially turned down the offer for a cameo in the sitcom.

“When they approached me I said no immediately because I couldn’t imagine Freddy on prime time. I could imagine him on a special episode of American Horror Story or something like that, but then when I got the script—and this is
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