Nightmare Cafe (1992– )

TV Series  -   -  Horror | Thriller
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 261 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night cafe following a brush with death - but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to ... See full summary »

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 90 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 72 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 235 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
a list of 12 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 224 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nightmare Cafe" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nightmare Cafe (1992– )

Nightmare Cafe (1992– ) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nightmare Cafe.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1992  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

Stars: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Danica Metzger, Jacob Flowers
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. A little girl will learn why she should never get into a stranger's car.

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Breanna Lakatos
Chiller (TV Movie 1985)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Michael Beck, Beatrice Straight, Laura Johnson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Every town has an Elm Street, and Denver is no exception. The man of your dreams crosses paths with the boys in gray--who will win the battle for 1980's supremecy?

Director: Hank Braxtan
Stars: J. Michael Weiss, Tim Johnson, Jason Cook
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Vera Vanguard, Jacob Flowers
Stranger in Our House (TV Movie 1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate
Shocker (1989)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg
New Nightmare (1994)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis
Horror

A feature adaptation of the graphic novel by Wes Craven and Steve Niles.

Short | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees team up to seek revenge on Ash Williams. Lucy's haunting nightmares of Freddy resurface as he persuades her to read from the Necronomicon while Jason ... See full summary »

Director: Trent Duncan
Stars: Maddie Bright, Ashley Brooke, Patrick Driggett
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Frank Nolan (6 episodes, 1992)
...
 Blackie (6 episodes, 1992)
...
 Fay Peronivic (6 episodes, 1992)
Edit

Storyline

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night cafe following a brush with death - but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to life by the cafe. Frank and Fay are given the opportunity to correct something in their lives that went wrong the first time, and upon their success, they stay on as the cafe's new cook and waitress. With the aid of Blackie, the enigmatic owner of the cafe, Frank and Fay find themselves dispensing hot coffee, daily specials, justice and second chances to the many imperiled and troubled souls that the cafe is somehow able to attract as it travels from place to place. Written by Carson Maynard <haem@lys.vnet.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

diner | ghost | penance | anthology | See All (4) »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le bar de l'angoisse  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Telephone recording: [when Fay tries to use the payphone in the cafe] We're sorry. The number you are calling from is not serviced by the telephone company.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Ticket (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

You Belong to Me
Music and Lyrics by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price
Performed by Peggy Lauren
Arranged by Peter Matz
Published by Ridgeway Music, Inc
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Possibilities unrealized
5 May 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I first saw Nightmare Cafe when NBC had a special Wednesday "sneak preview" some weeks before it premiered in its fatal timeslot in the graveyard of shows, Friday nights. The pilot seemed stylish and imaginative, although the effects were less than state-of-the-art even for that time. Taking place all in the span of a single night, it had a very closed-in feeling. The two leads were convincing and capable, but Robert Englund seemed just a bit too smarmy, trying too hard to distance himself from his infamous Freddy Krueger role. Still, it was a fine beginning for a fantasy show, or as one reviewer termed it, the flipside of Fantasy Island.

The remaining five episodes were uneven in quality, but it's unfair to expect a new show to find its voice in only weeks. "The Heart of the Mystery" was one of the better ones. But by the end, the show had abandoned the night setting and the mysterious waterfront the cafe was on. It just didn't feel right to have a "nightmare" show taking place in broad daylight.

Overall, it was a set of intriguing possibilities mostly left unexplored. I have the pilot on tape, and it's a good reminder of what could have been.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Chiller? gargoylesama
Favorite Character ms-catamaran
Discuss Nightmare Cafe (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?