The last we’d heard on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise was that yet another rebooting of the series was in development. That redo would be moved forward without Robert Englund or Jackie Earle Haley donning the iconic fedora of Freddy Krueger, and now comes an interesting twist on a potential candidate to fill the legendary glove of Freddy.
When asked by a fan on Twitter, Bill Moseley has talked up how he’d be more than keen to tackle the Krueger role. As he put it, “I would love to.” From there, Moseley was asked if he’d give his blessing to a fan petition being made to try and champion this cause, with him adding, “Fuck yeah” before dropping in, “BTW, what about Robert Englund? Hear he’s awesome!”
After that, as indicated, a petition was indeed created by Nick Younker – the guy who initially reached out to Moseley on Twitter. That petition can be found here.
Moseley is a huge, huge favourite of many a horror hound, with him likely best known for playing Otis in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and the just-wrapped 3 from Hell. He’s also played a knock-off Freddy Krueger in John Schneider’s impressive Smothered. That film brought together a host of horror faves such as Moseley, Kane Hodder, Don Shanks, and R.A. Mihailoff, with Moseley playing a striped-sweater-adored “Teddy”.
Of course, whether anything comes of this remains to be seen. What we do know for sure is that a new Nightmare on Elm Street is on the way, and if that is indeed the case and a new Freddy is needed, Bill Moseley would be a mighty fine choice to tackle this legendary horror figure.