Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)
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It's a Miserable Life 

Freddy goes after a Springwood teenager who's stuck working at a burger joint owned by his father.


Tom McLoughlin


Wes Craven (character), Michael De Luca (story) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lar Park-Lincoln ... Karyn (as Lar Park Lincoln)
John Cameron Mitchell ... Bryan Ross
Burr DeBenning ... Dr. Serling
Peter Iacangelo ... Dad
Nancy McLoughlin Nancy McLoughlin ... Nurse
Annie O'Donnell ... Mom
Tracy Shakespeare Tracy Shakespeare ... Girl Driver
Michael Melvin Michael Melvin ... Killer
Kyle Scott Jackson Kyle Scott Jackson ... Cop #1
Adam Karlen Adam Karlen ... Alan


Freddy goes after a Springwood teenager who's stuck working at a burger joint owned by his father.

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Release Date:

16 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Dr. Serling is a nod to Rod Serling, television host of "The Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery". See more »


Freddy Krueger: Have it MY WAY
[holding a burger full of worms]
Freddy Krueger: .
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »

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it's a miserable episode
16 October 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

I never had the opportunity to watch an episode of Freddy's Nightmare because it never really had a proper release except for the US. But nowadays with everything coming out on Blu ray they have to add extras so that horror geeks will buy it. With the Blu Ray box of the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise they added two episodes. Not expecting to much as being a spin-off I watched it for a few reasons. First of all it was directed by Tom McLoughin who directed Friday the 13th part VI: Jason Lives. Secondly Lar park-Lincoln was in it seen in House II (1987) and Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood (1988).

But it's miserable to watch. There isn't really a plot and it jumps from here to everywhere. It started nicely with Freddy coming out of deep frying fat. But he isn't really in the story itself. They exploited the figure of Freddy to let him host the series. But even then Freddy looks a bit cheesy with his glove and a hamburger in hand.

The story could have been great with the dream sequences but nothing is really explained and the who and why keeps coming up each time I grap the Blu Ray box. Although the directing and acting was okay I can't say anything positive about it.

I had heard by friends that it wasn't watchable and I must agree. But I got it as an extra so it's easy to pick up two episodes of Freddy's Nightmare over here in Europe.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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