Robert Englund would like to play his iconic horror alter ego Freddy Krueger for a final time.

Robert Englund

Robert Englund

The 72-year-old actor portrayed the dream stalking killer in eight movies, making his last appearance as the supernatural murderer in 2003 spin-off 'Freddy vs. Jason', which pitted him against fellow slasher movie icon Jason Voorhees from the 'Friday the 13th' franchise.

Englund admits he would be up for wielding Freddy's glove of finger knives one last time to say goodbye to the movie monster but he hopes another actor will take on the mantle so the series can be relaunched for another long run of films.

Speaking at Monster Mania Con in New Jersey, he said: "We need a Freddy that can do the next eight movies - or seven, I don't want them to remake Part 1 again. I'm not Freddy anymore, you guys. I could do one more ... probably. If you shot me up with vitamin c!

"But here's the thing. I can't do eight more, you guys. So we need a new actor that you guys believe in and trust and love that can go the distance."

Wes Craven's original 1984 movie was remade in 2010 with Jackie Earle Haley playing burned brute Freddy in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' but Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema did not follow it up with a sequel.

Englund also claimed he has heard a rumour that the franchise is going to be relaunched with Kevin Bacon, 61, donning Freddy's hat and red and green sweater.

The 'V' star added: "He's not a kid anymore either but the rumour I've heard that I like is Kevin Bacon. Kevin loves horror. He's a real actor. He's a character actor. Kevin was great in 'Tremors'. Kevin was great in 'Stir of Echoes'. And I've heard this rumour. We need someone like that to take it on. And re-do it, exploiting all of the new technology."

Earlier this year, filmmaker Alexandre Aja admitted he wants to direct 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' reboot.

The 41-year-old director - whose previous horror films include 2019 creature feature 'Crawl', 2006's 'The Hills Have Eyes' remake and 2008's 'Mirrors' - said: "'A Nightmare on Elm Street' would be amazing, one of my most traumatic experiences as a kid was watching 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. I would love to kind of explore that. This is a great world to explore."