The ABC sitcom The Goldbergs is one of my favorite shows on TV, set in the 1980s with loads of fond nostalgia and pop culture tributes, including two references to the Halloween franchise last season, and it has just been announced that the show’s 2018 Halloween episode will feature guest star Robert Englund, reprising his iconic role as Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The episode is titled “Nightmare on Elk Avenue” and centers on the fears of the show’s teenage protagonist, Adam, after he sees the original A Nightmare on Elm Street movie.
In a statement, Englund calls his guest appearance “a spooky valentine to the fans.”
The sixth season of The Goldbergs premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8pm on ABC, and the Halloween episode will air in October.
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