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Freddy's Nightmares 

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

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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 two, episode four, "Photo Finish". As a child, Robert Englund, who was anxious to watch a Western, wound up watching The Bad Seed (1956) due to a mix-up at the television station. He's been quoted as saying, "For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails." In this episode, he got to face-off with the now grown-up girl that terrified him, Patty McCormack. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Krueger: Hope he doesn't bite off more than he can chew.
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If you are in to 80's camp, you're in luck.
20 September 2014 | by RHGifsSee all my reviews

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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