Freddy Krueger, the slasher from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and a string of sequels, will pay an unwelcome visit to ABC’s “The Goldbergs” for a special Halloween episode.
ABC announced today that Robert Englund will reprise his role as Freddy on the episode “Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” airing in October. The AP notes that the episode focuses on the fears of the show’s teenage protagonist, Adam, after seeing “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
“Englund, who played Krueger in eight horror films starting in 1984, was known for killing teens in their sleep wearing a gloved hand with sharpened razors,” the AP notes.
Englund said in a statement that his guest appearance is “a spooky valentine to the fans.”
The show’s sixth season premieres Sept. 26.