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Freddy's Nightmares
Freddys Nightmares

Type

TV series

Episodes

44

Pilot

No More Mr. Nice Guy - October 8, 1988

Finale

Life Sentence

Seasons

2

Starring

Robert Englund

Summary

Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger (played as in the movies, by Robert Englund). This format is essentially the same as that employed by Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Tales from the Crypt, or The Twilight Zone. The pilot episode was directed by Tobe Hooper. It begins with Freddy Krueger's dismissal of the child-murdering charges due to his arresting officer's lack of reviewing the Miranda warning at the time of of Freddy's arrest. A mob of parents eventually corners Freddy in a power plant (his workplace), leading to him being torched by the police officer, dying and gaining his familiar visage.

Production

The series was produced by New Line Television, producers of the film series. It was originally distributed by Lorimar Television. However, Warner Bros. Television would assume syndication rights after acquiring Lorimar (New Line is now a subside of Warner Bros.

Seasons

Season One

Season Two

Trivia

  • Although Freddy was only the host, he did appear in a few episodes as the main villain.
  • Today, the show reruns on El Rey Network.
  • There is a Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine called , "Slappy's Nightmare" referencing this show's title.

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