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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!"

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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 twelve, "The End of the World" is a treat for James Bond fans, as it features George Lazenby and Walter Gotell in supporting roles. Eva LaRue was featured in an episode about a girl struggling with her diet. 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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Connections

Referenced in Movie Nights: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (2011) See more »

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Has its ups and downs.
28 July 1999 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

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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