Freddy's Nightmares (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series) is an American horror anthology television series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, each episode was introduced by Freddy Krueger (played, as in the movies, by Robert Englund), and featured two different stories. The pilot episode was directed by Tobe Hooper, and begins with Krueger's prosecution on child-murdering charges.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Each week Freddy's Nightmares told a different story of a dark rooted and/or grim nature that took place in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio, and in particular, on Elm Street; the same setting as the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. Though the Freddy Krueger character would occasionally play a part in the plot, most of the stories did not involve him (it was, however, often hinted that Krueger indirectly influenced the desolate nature of the plotlines).
Krueger's primary function was to host the series. He was featured in regular bumper segments, where he would offer an ominous or slapstick reaction to the happenings of the episode—culminating in him giving a quick, and usually eerie, epilogue at the end.
2x13- "What You Don't Know Can Kill You"[edit | edit source]
A lecherous psychiatrist who hypnotizes and seduces his female patients is caught in the act by a colleague, so he hatches a devious plot to get out of doing time. Meanwhile, a dyslexic man who accidentally murdered the psychiatrist under a trance is convinced by his girlfriend to undergo surgery to alter his appearance... but the face they choose also belongs to a mobster.