Robert Englund is celebrated by horror hounds for bringing to life the wicked wit and intimidating menace of Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street films and a TV series. But what may surprise some Elm Street strollers is that David Warner (The Omen) was originally cast in the role of the iconic killer, and we have a look at what Freddy would have looked like with Warner behind the scorched skin.

Originally considered to play Freddy Krueger, David Warner had to opt out of Wes Craven's horror classic due to scheduling conflicts, but before he was out of the picture, early makeup tests were completed that show Warner as the dream invader.

David Warner has played a plethora of characters over the decades, including roles in The Omen (1976), TRON, In the Mouth of Madness, Titanic, and more recently portrayed Professor Abraham Van Helsing in Showtime's Penny Dreadful. We have a look at the makeup tests below (via

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