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Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger. 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, and begins with Freddy Krueger's acquittal of the child-murdering charges due to his officer's lack of reviewing the Miranda warning at the time of Freddy's arrest. A mob of parents eventually corners Freddy in a power plant, leading to him being torched by the police officer, dying and gaining his familiar visage.

The series was produced by New Line Television, producers of the film series. It was originally distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures. However, Warner Bros. Television would assume syndication rights after acquiring Lorimar-Telepictures.

  1. Wes Craven

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Robert Englund

    Robert Englund

    Freddy Krueger

    44 Episodes

  2. Richard Speight Jr.

    Richard Speight Jr.

    Oliver Michaels

    2 Episodes

  3. Sandahl Bergman

    Sandahl Bergman

    2 Episodes

  4. Kim Morgan Greene

    Kim Morgan Greene

    2 Episodes

  5. Walter Gotell

    Walter Gotell

    1 Episode

  6. William Frankfather

    William Frankfather

    Deeks

    1 Episode

  7. Katie Barberi

    1 Episode

  8. Diane Franklin

    Diane Franklin

    1 Episode

  9. Jeffrey Combs

    Jeffrey Combs

    Ralph

    1 Episode

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Freddy's Nightmares

Season 2

1989 | 22 Episodes

Season 2 of Freddy's Nightmares premiered on October 8, 1989.

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Freddy's Nightmares

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Original Language English

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