Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)

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Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

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The evil, sinister killer of the "Nightmare On Elm Street" movies, Freddy Krueger, hosts this show, where each week, he shows us a tale of evil and death about the lives of people who live in Springwood. Written by Jason Mechalek

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"Don't Let Him Catch You Sleeping!"

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A director of an ep from the TV show had his daughter Robin be called out on the show for her birthday which made her a star at her school for a week. See more »

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Freddy Krueger: Hope he doesn't bite off more than he can chew.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2014) See more »

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6 February 2004 | by (London, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that Freddy's Nightmares pushed the boundaries of television. However, about all the series consisted of was a different teen being targeted each week by Freddy for death. Each episode was designed so that it could be syndicated as either an hour long or half-hour long episode. In other words, half of each episode could be cut from the show without effecting the story, which helps illustrate how bad the plots were! Basically, whatever annoying teen was targeted that week would go through all sorts of weird experiences that would cause him/her to start questioning what is reality and what is dream until, finally, he/she gets finished off. The half hour shows just cut out some of the dream vs. reality stuff and got to the death more quickly. Some of the nightmarish scenarios could be creative, but overall the program showed no more creativity than you would expect from a splatter film.

About the only thing that made each episode different from the one before was that each student would have a different obsession reflected in his or her dream. One might want to be able to stand up to bullies, one might be a geek in love with a cheerleader, etc. So the show's popularity came from combining gore with adolescent wish fulfillment fantasies. Don't expect the show to appeal to anyone other than adolescent boys.


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