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,
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
Season two, episode ten, "Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?", near the end, when Patti is closing the double doors, a cameraman's shadow is visible on the wall when the shot pulls back. Judging by Patti's toys in season two, episode eight, "Bloodlines", one would assume that the episode takes place in the '80s, but posters of Jon Bon Jovi are prominently featured in this episode, leading to some reasonable doubt about the timeline (since this is supposed to be more than a decade later). See more »
This series was started after the awful Nightmare on Elm Street 4. Freddy's original character was by now completely obscured by feeble wisecracks and, of course, the money-minded dross industry who realized they had a cash cow on their hands. Actually, some of the episodes in this series are better than some of the later Freddy films. 'End of the World' is an interesting and thought-provoking tale about the nuclear threat. There are also other strong episodes involving crystals which can turn daydreams into nightmarish reality, machines capable of watching dreams and the like. The pilot episode re-writes the Freddy myth but is still entertaining and well-made.
However, there are also a lot of episodes which are no more than an excuse for a series of rather unimaginative surreal images and occasional unfunny 'jokes' from Freddy. These come across as very tedious. 'Saturday Night Special', for example, is just complete trash.
But if you can get hold of the better episodes then do so, as they make good viewing.
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