Wes Craven's New Nightmare star Miko Hughes is returning to his role for an A Nightmare on Elm Street fan film. Hughes was a child actor who made his acting debut as Gage Creed in the original Pet Sematary. Hughes continued to act in several projects throughout the '90s and early 2000s, including Wes Craven's New Nightmare in 1994.
After Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare turned out to be a lackluster addition to the franchise, Wes Craven returned to the series to write and direct a fresh Nightmare on Elm Street film. New Nightmare was a meta-horror film, that revolved the fictional villain Freddy Krueger invading the real world to haunt Heather Langenkamp and her son Dylan. The film had several actors from the original film play themselves, as Wes Craven wrote a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Hughes plays Heather Langenkamp's son in the film and now, he will be reprising his role after 25 years.
A new trailer for a fan film called Dylan's New Nightmare recently surfaced online from The Horror Show. The new film takes place 25 years after Wes Craven's New Nightmare and centers around Dylan being haunted by Freddy Krueger once again. The film will be directed by Cecil Laird and will feature Dave McRae as Freddy Krueger. The film's official teaser trailer and poster can be seen below:
While this fan film will bring Hughes back as Dylan, it has been nearly 10 years since an official Nightmare on Elm Street movie has hit the big screen. Jackie Earle Haley played the Springwood Slasher in Samuel Bayer's 2010 film, but the movie was panned by most fans and critics. Over the years there have been multiple rumors about an A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, but nothing has ever solidified. That being said, with the rights to A Nightmare on Elm Street returning to Wes Craven's estate, a new movie could be announced at some point.
Even though Hughes is reprising his role, there's no telling whether other actors from the Nightmare on Elm Street series could return. Despite Robert Englund saying he might return for one more Nightmare on Elm Street movie, it doesn't look like he will be in Dylan's New Nightmare since someone else has been cast as Freddy Krueger. What's more likely is that Langenkamp could return in a cameo role as Dylan's mother. Her picture from Wes Craven's New Nightmare appears in the trailer and Langenkamp is down for another Nightmare on Elm Street sequel, so it's possible she could be included in some capacity for this fan film. Even if other actors don't return for Dylan's New Nightmare, horror fans will surely be excited to see Hughes return to his horror roots.
Source: The Horror Show