Freddy’s Nightmares (1988-1990)

USA, 9 October 1988-11 March 1990
2 series, 44 episodes, average 47m mins
colour, 4:3, mono, English

An American horror anthology television series.

Premise

Freddy Krueger introduces a series of short horror stories.

Credits

Crew
Stone Television, New Line Cinema
Executive Producers: Jeff Freilich, Robert Shaye, Scott A. Stone
Produced by: Gilbert Adler
Theme Music Composed by: Nicholas Pike

Cast
Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)

Episodes

Season One

No More Mr. Nice Guy (9 October 1988)
It’s a Miserable Life (16 October 1988)
Killer Instinct (23 October 1988)
Freddy’s Tricks and Treats (30 October 1988)
Judy Miller, Come on Down (6 November 1988)
Saturday Night Special (13 November 1988)
Sister’s Keeper (20 November 1988)
Mother’s Day (27 November 1988)
Rebel Without a Car (11 December 1988)
The Bride Wore Red (18 December 1988)
Do Dreams Bleed (8 January 1989)
The End of the World (15 January 1989)
Deadline (29 January 1989)
Black Tickets (5 February 1989)
School Daze (12 February 1989)
Cabin Fever (19 February 1989)
Love Stinks (26 February 1989)
The Art of Death (12 March 1989)
Missing Persons (7 May 1989)
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (14 May 1989)
Identity Crisis (21 May 1989)
Safe Sex (28 May 1989)

Season Two

Dream Come True (8 October 1989)
Heartbreak Hotel (15 October 1989)
Welcome to Springwood (22 October 1989)
Photo Finish (29 October 1989)
Memory Overload (5 November 1989)
Lucky Stiff (12 November 1989)
Silence is Golden (19 November 1989)
Bloodlines (26 November 1989)
Monkey Dreams (3 December 1989)
Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? (10 December 1989)
Dreams That Kill (17 December 1989)
It’s My Party and You’ll Die If I Want You To (24 December 1989)
What You Don’t Know Can Kill You (7 January 1990)
Easy Come, Easy Go (14 January 1990)
Prime Cut (21 January 1990)
Interior Loft (28 January 1990)
Interior Loft-Later (4 February 1990)
Funhouse (11 February 1990)
A Family Affair (18 February 1990)
Dust to Dust (25 February 1990)
Prisoner of Love (4 March 1990)
Life Sentence (11 March 1990)

Extracts included in
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

See also
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

References

Periodicals
Cinefantastique vol.1 no.1/2 (January 1989) p.31 – illustrated article (Freddy’s Nightmares by Mark Dawidziak)
Cinefantastique vol.1 no.3 (March l989) p.54 – review (by Judith P. Harris)
Starburst no.301 (August 2003) p.67 – DVD review (Freddy’s Nightmares by David Richardson)
Variety 19 October 1988 p.496 – credits, review

Books
Terror Television: American Series, 1970-1999 pp.195-207 – episode guide, credits, note