''This time it's not your nightmares. It's mine.'' – Freddy Krueger
If you've watched the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies a thousand times and despaired at how much you disliked the 2010 remake, you've probably wished that you could see more of Freddy Krueger. Specifically, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, right?
Well, this may not be news to every horror fan, but it was certainly a marvelous discovery for me: The A Nightmare on Elm Street TV show, Freddy's Nightmares, ran for 44 episodes, or approximately 1,980 minutes of pure Freddy Krueger joy. Check out the wonderfully '80s credits below:
Freddy's Nightmares really is a revelation for fans of the franchise who've never seen or heard of the show. Capturing the gleeful body morphs, wisecracks and dark humor of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, it's great fun and stays very faithful to the franchise as a whole.
Right from the get-go, the series gets to the heart of the A Nightmare on Elm Street mythology, showing Freddy's death at the hands of the angry townsfolk of Springfield. He doesn't give them the satisfaction of begging for his life — rather, our twisted antihero screams triumphantly as he burns:
''I'd rather burn up than fade away! I'll be back! I'm free, FREE!''
Freddy's Nightmares, which ran from 1988 to 1990, is a fascinating prequel to the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and has some incredible moments, such as the scene in which Freddy plays evil dentist with fingers comprising of whirring, spiked dental tools!