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Freddy's Nightmares 

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

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Wes Craven
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1990   1989   1988  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Englund ...  Freddy Krueger 44 episodes, 1988-1990
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

"Don't Let Him Catch You Sleeping!"

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season one, episode two, "It's a Miserable Life", in the hospital, there's a poster in view that reads "Mom and Dad, I use drugs!" This is the first time this poster was seen in the series, but it became a regular staple of the set dressing in subsequent episodes. See more »

Quotes

[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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great nostalgic TV
18 May 2007 | by www-jabba83See all my reviews

i know technically this isn't the greatest TV show ever,i mean it was shot on video and its limitations show in both the audio and visual aspect of it.the acting can at time be also a little crumby.but,i love this show so much.it scared the hell out of me when it first aired in 1988.of course it would i was 5 years old.but i recently purchased the DVD of the first 3 episodes,which unfortunately i hear is now deleted.and i also heard warner's aren't going to release any more due to the first DVD's bad sales.also the TV show didn't have the same feel as the movies,in fact i thought it had a more sinister tone.even though the colour palette is similar to nightmare on elm street 4(both that film and the TV show were made the same year),this has more of a serious tone whereas the fims were progressively getting more and more sardonic and jokey.not a bad thing,i like freddy as the clown wise cracker.but i think that was the strenght of this TV show,you didn't have freddy popping up every minutes cracking a joke before and after he kills somebody.in fact this has more of a dream feel to it,reinforced by the soft focus of the lense.im not sure if its deliberate on the part of the shows creators or just to the limitations of being shot on video. i love this show,and taken not as a companion piece to the movies can be very enjoyable.much better than anything on TV today.


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