on the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series, Freddy’s
Nightmare was TV spin-off series that ran from 1988 to
1990. It was officially known as Freddy’s Nightmares, A
Nightmare on Elm Street, The Series. Robert Englund,
who played Freddy Krueger in the original movie series,
also hosted the TV show, which was ultimately a plethora
of scary vignettes about the residents of Elm Street.
Each episode featured two vignettes that were often
connected through a minor character in this first story
becoming the major character in the second. Other than
Englund, there was no regular cast of actors.
very first episode in the series started with the
botched trail of Krueger on murder charges, where he
ultimately got off due to an arrest error. After the
trial, Freddy is cornered in his place of work by Elm
street residents, who then in turn set him on fire and
kill him. Although it was intimated that Freddy played
some role in the plot of other episodes, with the
exception of monologue, epilogue, and in-between
segments, most episode stories did not feature Krueger.