Worzel Gummidge fans horrified after comparing Mackenzie Crook’s character to ‘creepy’ Freddy Krueger

Fans were left terrified (Picture: Rex Features)

Mackenzie Crook’s version of Worzel Gummidge has not gone down well with some fans after many have likened his character to Freddy Krueger.

The second part of the special airs on Friday night will continue the story of Worzel – the magical talking scarecrow and foster children Susan and John as they attempt to save the crops of Scatterbrook.

Despite the show being 40 years old, Mackenzie received high praise as the guardian of the field, even calling a truce with crows to help him get rid of plastic in a tree that could save the crops for good.

Causing trouble and mayhem around the village, while trying to avoid detection, the family comedy melted hearts as the tale of friendship took root.

And while some viewers at home were charmed by the simple country tale of friendship and saving the planet – others were not so pleased as they compared it to a Nightmare on Elm Street.

Do you see the resemblance? (Photo by New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
The second-part will air tonight (Picture: Matt Burlem)

Taking to Twitter one raged: ‘The BBC literally can’t do anything right how the hell can you make a man who is the spitting of Worzel Gummidge make him look like Freddy Krueger with makeup bye bye beeb you won’t see another penny from me.’

Another commented: ‘No sorry he’s far too creepy looking and not a bit like the loveable #WorzelGummidge why don’t the TV leave the original as the original ok don’t like Freddy Krueger not my cup of tea and Aunt sally looks well creepy ? meant to be a kids programme.’

The second episode, The Green Man, will air on Friday and will see Worzel ask John and Susan for help again after Trubblemakers, a gang of biker scarecrows, threaten his position at a scarecrow competition at the village fair.

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Things get even worse when our potato-faced friend has a run-in with his old enemy Soggy Bogart, who leads the Trubblemakers.

Can the gang stop them in their tracks before the village fundraiser is ruined for everyone?

Worzel Gummidge airs at 7pm on BBC One. 

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