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Freddy's Nightmares 

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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Release Date:

9 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street - Die Serie  »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There are several Star Trek references: The psychologist is named Dr. Picard, like Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). When Johnny disintegrates, his last words are "Beam me up, Scotty". During Dr. Picard's daydream, when he's infected, he shouts "Captain, the dilithium crystals are gone!". Tim Russ, who played Dr. Picard, went on to star in Star Trek: Voyager (1995) as Commander Tuvok. See more »


[Freddy has possessed Mara's body]
Mara Ruleen: Help, Harry! Harry! Harry!
[in the real world, in Mara's body, using his real voice]
Freddy Krueger: Shut up, bitch! He can't hear you.
Harry Lee: I beg your pardon?
[using Mara's voice]
Freddy Krueger: Nothing. I was talking to myself.
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Not as bad as they say. . .
26 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I remember the Freddy's Nightmares series very well (and recently looked into some videos that were released years ago). True, they did sell out after the third movie and turned Freddy into a cartoonish character, but the cartoonish character was perfect for the small screen. The first episode, "No More Mr. Nice Guy," mistells the story in every way (you'd think Tobe Hooper would've watched the first movie before he shot the episode), but after the show took off, the stories became more entertaining. The sequel to "Mr. Nice Guy," "Sister's Keeper," was one of my favorite episodes (though I haven't seen it in years). Some shows had little-known guest stars (such as Brad Pitt) and some featured old favorites (such as Tony Dow). Most Elm Street fans say this show was a huge disappointment (and in a way it was), but it gave Freddy another medium to wreak havok in, so I applaud their efforts.

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