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

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The house that John lives in is the same house that the Blocker family lived in earlier in the Season See more »

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Freddy Krueger: Hope he doesn't bite off more than he can chew.
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Has its ups and downs.
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This series was started after the awful Nightmare on Elm Street 4. Freddy's original character was by now completely obscured by feeble wisecracks and, of course, the money-minded dross industry who realized they had a cash cow on their hands. Actually, some of the episodes in this series are better than some of the later Freddy films. 'End of the World' is an interesting and thought-provoking tale about the nuclear threat. There are also other strong episodes involving crystals which can turn daydreams into nightmarish reality, machines capable of watching dreams and the like. The pilot episode re-writes the Freddy myth but is still entertaining and well-made.

However, there are also a lot of episodes which are no more than an excuse for a series of rather unimaginative surreal images and occasional unfunny 'jokes' from Freddy. These come across as very tedious. 'Saturday Night Special', for example, is just complete trash.

But if you can get hold of the better episodes then do so, as they make good viewing.


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