Despite what some people may think, this is not another sequel, nor another bash at a television series. It's more of a game show. Freddy hosts and challenges contestants to face their ... See full summary »
Ronald Walter Barker,
A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.
Pamela Dean Kelly,
Michael J. Anderson
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
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]
Help, Harry! Harry! Harry!
[in the real world, in Mara's body, using his real voice]
Shut up, bitch! He can't hear you.
I beg your pardon?
[using Mara's voice]
Nothing. I was talking to myself.
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I remember being a kid and seeing commercials for this show but, since it was on late at night, I never had the pleasure of watching it. Chiller TV ran marathons of this 7 or 8 years ago and, being the low budget, schlock loving individual that I am, came to enjoy this series greatly.
Season one shines far brighter than season two with episodes such as "It's A Miserable Life", "Sister's Keeper", "Do Dreams Bleed" and "Identity Crisis" standing out amongst the pack. Almost all of the episodes are cheesy as all get-out but still just kind of have that weird 80's vibe compounded by random and bizarre stories that make them enjoyable nonetheless.
I'd love to see this series get a full release on video. It's a classic among schlock mongers and utilizes standard 80's stereotypes that would likely be considered weird by those born long after the series originally aired.
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