Tuesday fun find or I like bad t.v.

There are little gems hidden everywhere. They may be the sweet couch you find in the trash down the block or rocking tee you pick up at the thrift store for a dollar. Here is my fun find or Tuesday Treasure. I really need to work on this intro huh? This week’s find is:

Freddy’s Nightmares.

Its format was the same as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone and of course most closely resembling Tales From The Crypt.

Did I mention you can see a young Brad Pitt? Yep in the episode: Black Tickets

Each week Freddy’s Nightmares told a new story, and usually stories, of a dark rooted and/or grim nature that took place in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio —of course the same setting as the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. Freddy 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). Robert Englund of course reprised his role as the dream killer. 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.

The show was met with mixed reactions and only lasted two seasons. Now don’t get me wrong it was bad tv, but the kind of bad television that is fun to watch. It was unique in one way setting itself apart from others of the genre. It had a two-tier story approach. Most of the episodes feature two different stories. However, every second story usually built on a character that played a minor (or supporting) role in first. For instance, in one episode a woman plays in a game show hosted by the devil. In the second part she meets an old woman, who is actually her future self, who tells her she is going to kill her husband.

Where can you find it?

Currently there is no planned DVD release of this show. You can find it on youtube. Of course you can find it on Chiller. Chiller Tv which as a whole is a letdown now shows this wondrous piece of television. Here is the amazing opener to the show. Watch and enjoy:


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