Freddy's Nightmares: Season 1, Episode 1

No More Mr. Nice Guy (9 Oct. 1988)

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On this evening's program, the repulsive Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) explains how he became the bon vivant and fashion plate who we know and hate so well. Freddy's ramblings lead to the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lt. Timothy Blocker
Sarah Blocker (as Anne Curry)
Mark Herrier ...
Gene Stratton
William Frankfather ...
Tyde Kierney ...
Gry Park ...
Lisa Blocker
Hili Park ...
Merit Blocker
Gwen E. Davis ...
Tammara Souza ...
Mary Ann
Bob Goen ...
Reporter (as Robert Goen)
Steven Reisch ...
Defense Attorney (as Steven D. Reisch)


On this evening's program, the repulsive Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) explains how he became the bon vivant and fashion plate who we know and hate so well. Freddy's ramblings lead to the evening's drama, all about a fellow who decides that the best way to get ahead is to stomp on everyone in his path. Written by Anonymous

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9 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Lt. Tim Blocker: The law is the law. But tonight,
[spots a gasoline can]
Lt. Tim Blocker: the law is on vacation.
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References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

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Disappionting "Prequel" episode to kick start the series.
3 November 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When the pilot episode to the oft forgotten horror anthology series 'Freddy's Nightmares' first aired in 1989, it looked like horror fans were going to have Easter and Christmas all in the same holiday. For this was to be the first time look at Freddy Krueger before he became the terrifying dream demon of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. But the cherry on top for horror fans was that horror legend, Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, Death Trap) is in the director's chair. With all this and this episode still being the closest thing we have to an official prequel (sans the flashbacks in 'Freddy's Dead'), you would think No More Mr. Nice Guy would hold a top ranking place in the Elm St. canon as opposed the being an obscurity. Unfortunately, it doesn't all come together.

The episode suffers from two major problems: Firstly, instead of the exciting ride these earlier elements promise, we get let down with a very below average late 1980's horror television show that looks more and more dated as time passes. Hooper (straight off the chaotic flop 'Chainsaw 2'), abandons almost completely his usual anarchic and colourful visual smarts and delivers something that's very by bland, and is a sign of the depths he will later sink to as a direct-to-video director. The cinematography is straight low budget cable with cameras nailed to the floor, although there are a few scenes with Hooper's colour and lighting, this out overpowered by the number of scenes with cheesy, VHS standard filters and cheap frame-by-frame slow motion that's better suited to a third-tier hair metal band on mid 80's MTV. Englund's presence doesn't help things either. With no decent dialogue or special effects, he can do nothing else but go into auto-pilot mode and make the best out of some weak one-liners. Plus, fans of the series will be annoyed that none of the characters from the first movie (such as Lt. Donald Thompson) are to be seen. However, it did provide fans at the time a basic (if disguised by shadows) look at pre-burns Freddy until two years later in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

The other issue is the appalling acting, although this is generally something you overlook in television (and for that matter – the Elm St. movies) – the acting here is nothing short of bland and functional. However it's the wooden performance given by Ian Patrick Williams' (who plays Lt. Blocker. The cop who, while arresting Krueger, forgets to read him his Miranda Rights which leads to Krueger's release!?!) that becomes the big turn off. Because the story centres more around Broker than Krueger - his jilted, zombie like delivery completely throws off scenes that are already hanging on by a thread with a mediocre script to the point of being an annoyance. That said, Hili Park (Merit Blocker

  • Blocker's daughter) does give a creepy performance as the Krueger


Overall, is a a huge disappointment if you're looking for a definitive prequel, but worth it for hardcore fans who want to check out a time capsule from the 'Freddy-mania' days.

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