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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Horror | Thriller

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9 October 1988 (USA)  »

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

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

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[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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This one is different than the "Friday the 13th" series.
26 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Of course, the fact that it is different than that series is both good and bad. This one is more of the "Tales from the Darkside" type of storytelling to it, and it actually had something to do with the movie. The Friday series had nothing to do with the movie, but had a nice running story. Freddy starred in this one, but a lot of the times he was more the host of the show rather than an actual participant. However, he did appear as the star of some of the episodes...think "Tales from the Crypt", but with the crypt keeper occasionally doing some of the dirty work himself. The stories varied in type and such as I remember one about survivors of a plane crash or something becoming cannibals and I also remember one involving Freddy and a cop, kind of a look back on how Freddy became Freddy. In the end a bit of an unnecessary show, there were already plenty of shows like this at the time that were superior in storytelling, the only thing new this one brought to the table was having the famous Freddy Krueger as a host.


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