If you've been itching to see Robert Englund play Freddy Krueger since he last played the man of your nightmares in 2003's Freddy vs. Jason, then you're in luck, because ABC's 1980s-set series The Goldbergs will feature Englund as Freddy in a guest-starring role in this year's Nightmare on Elm Street-themed Halloween episode, and new photos from the festive installment have been revealed by ABC! 

Titled "Mister Knifey-Hands," The Goldbergs Halloween episode will air on Wednesday, October 24th on ABC, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed! In the meantime, we have the official episode synopsis and image gallery below.

Synopsis: "Despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was as she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy despite the fact she’s no longer a student there."

According to the Associated Press, Englund calls his return as the iconic dream stalker (a role he played in eight films) a "spooky valentine to the fans."

Below, we also have a look at the previously released photo (taken by John Fleenor/ABC, see below) of Englund's Krueger with his arm around McLendon-Covey in a recreation of his pose with A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp.

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