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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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 Freddy Krueger (44 episodes, 1988-1990)


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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Release Date:

9 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series  »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Season 2 Episode 4: Photo Finish As a child, Robert Englund, who was anxious to watch a Western, wound up watching "The Bad Seed" due to a mix-up at the TV station. He's been quoted as saying, "For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails." In this episode, he got to face-off with the now grown-up girl that terrified him, Patty McCormack. See more »


Freddy Krueger: Hope he doesn't bite off more than he can chew.
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Referenced in Movie Nights: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (2011) See more »

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It's ok.
3 January 2002 | by (Hamilton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this episode for years until recently. Freddy does a job at presenting the evening's story, but he's not as good as the Crypt Keeper. The stories are at best cheesy, but the Halloween episode was one of the best. If you like the old Freddy Krueger (Pre-New Nightmare)when he made all the wise cracks about the victims in the episodes you'll like this short lived series. Actually, you can rent these videos at just about any Block Buster or you can buy them dirt cheap at Sun Coast Video. They are worth watching if there is nothing else on TV.

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