John Connor Vs. Freddy Krueger

“Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles” star Thomas Dekker – who, in my opinion, makes for one ace John Connor (hopefully Fox realize that, and renew the series for a third season) – is going from battling Cromartie to Krueger.

According to Shock Til You Drop, the spiky-haired tweenager has joined the cast of New Line’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” redo – and mummy won’t be around to help him out this time.

Dekker joins the already cast Jackie Earle Haley, who is playing pointy-fingered Fred Krueger, and Kyle Gallner, whose been cast as the male lead, Quentin.

Dekker, who also appears in the upcoming remake of “Fame”, has been cast as Jesse, a jock on the swim team. No doubt director Samuel Bayer will have Dekker, um, fingered by Freddy in the pool.