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'Nightmare on Elm Street' star joins 'Hawaii 5-0' for Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE

Robert Englund

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Here’s a scary yet brilliant casting move by Hawaii 5-0 for its Halloween episode: The islanders are about to get a visit from Freddy Krueger!

EW has learned exclusively that Robert Englund, a cult favorite best known for his wildly successful run in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, will play a homeless desert storm veteran who hangs around an ancient burial site and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.

Englund’s other recent TV appearances have included spots on Supernatural, Chuck and Bones. He last donned the razor-sharp knife hand and disfigured face in 2003.

5-0’s second season is shaping up to be a big one in terms of intriguing guest stars. Besides a multi-episode arc with Terry O’Quinn, the drama booked Tom Sizemore for an arc and just lured another Lost star to the mix. NCIS: LA’s Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) will also appear in an upcoming episode of the show’s second season.

Originally posted September 15 2011 — 2:24 PM EDT

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