The BEST Episodes of Freddy's Nightmares

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2022


Based on the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street the Series is an anthology show hosted by Freddy Krueger. Krueger sometimes appeared in the episodes, but often he just hosted the strange, Twilight Zone-like stories about the residents of Springwood's nightmares. Episodes consist of two stories, usually with a small character from the first half of the episode becoming the focus of the second half. In an unusual move for an anthology series, many episodes had a sequel which documented the further adventures of characters who had previously appeared.

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Do Dreams Bleed

#1 - Do Dreams Bleed

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 8, 1989

A mysterious killer called The Chopper is terrorizing Springwood using an ax to kill his victims. High school student John Warring witnesses the latest murder and starts having nightmares about the killer. His girlfriend starts to do a little investigation on The Chopper

star 7.56
9 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Michael De Luca
Dreams That Kill

#2 - Dreams That Kill

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 1989

A Talkshow host who is doing a story about if nightmares can kill, is being haunted by Freddy. He goes ahead with the story anyway despite Freddy's warnings. The second half is about a teenage boy who is involved in a car accident and is a subject of an illegal surgery by a doctor who switched brain tissue from the talkshow host to the boy. The boy is now being hunted by Freddy, who will stop at nothing to kill him.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Tom Desimone
Writers: Tom Blomquist

#3 - Funhouse

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 11, 1990

This is a sequel to Welcome To Springwood, because of the character Turk. A Couple moves into a supposedly haunted house where a murder once took place. Someone is indeed in the house, but whether or not it's a ghost is another story. The second half of the episode is centered on the mover, and how he is roped back into the ""House of a Hundred Secrets"". Where the story ends with a twist.

star 7.33
3 votes
No More Mr. Nice Guy

#4 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 1988

Freddy Krueger tells the story about how he got that ugly face during the time of his death. It all starts at the beginning of Freddy's trial. In attendance is Tim Blocker, the town sheriff, with his wife Sara and his two teenage daughters who were Freddy's last victims before his arrest and the other parents of Freddy's victims. Just when they think he's going to jail, Freddy is freed on a technicality. The parents are furious and decide to take the law into their own hands by killing Freddy after he attacks the Blocker house. They hunt him down and burn him alive in his power plant fortress. Soon they all regret it when Freddy returns to kill them in their dreams.

star 7.09
64 votes
Missing Persons

#5 - Missing Persons

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 7, 1989

Our freind Freddy return in another fun fill ride. Gina is faced with her childhood past while babysitting. Is about a man who is tired of his life so on his way to work he imagines that he's someone else. But when his fantasy of being another person is over, he finds that it's more real than he thought.

star 7.06
35 votes
Directors: Jeff Freilich
Writers: Jeff Freilich
Monkey Dreams

#6 - Monkey Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 1989

Joe is a gambler who is fleeing from some gangsters. He is really a scientist who is trying to search for alien lifeforms. Another scientist is trying to see if monkeys can talk.

star 7.00
3 votes
Freddy's Tricks and Treats

#7 - Freddy's Tricks and Treats

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 1988

It's Halloween and the students are having a blast at the costume party over at Springwood College. Marsha would rather study than party however. Someone wants to be her study friend and soon Marsha starts to have nightmares. Her dead crazy grandmother comes back to life, Marsha's boyfriend is killed and soon she finds herself in the hands of Freddy Krueger. She tries to escape by going to a dream clinic where dreams are recorded only to find out that there is no escape from Freddy.

star 6.90
21 votes
Directors: Ken Wiederhorn
Writers: Alan L. Katz, Gil Adler
Safe Sex

#8 - Safe Sex

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 28, 1989

A teenager is in love with a goth girl who is obsessed with Freddy Krueger. The teenager is soon plagued with dreams involving Freddy. The second half is about the goth girl having nightmares about Freddy, who she soon learns there's nothing great about Freddy.

star 6.86
35 votes
Directors: Jerry Olson
Writers: David J. Schow
Identity Crisis

#9 - Identity Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 21, 1989

Buddy Powers is having a hard time dealing with his son and new boss.Both of them value money and Buddy values peace and love. Buddy wnats his boss dead. Christina is wondering if she is adopted because there are no similarities between her and her mother.When Christina asks her mom questions about her past, she doesn't get the answers she wants.

star 6.85
33 votes
Writers: Rebecca J. Pogrow
The Light At the End of the Tunnel

#10 - The Light At the End of the Tunnel

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 14, 1989

Michael, a man in his thirties who is dead scared of the dark. All that has to change when he starts work, fixing pipes in the dark sewers.A sleazy video store owner who gets his, by reliving nightmares without the possibility of ever waking up.

star 6.73
33 votes
Writers: James Cappe, Johnathan Betuel
Lucky Stiff

#11 - Lucky Stiff

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 1989

A man wins a lottery and he and his wife are in the money ... or so they think. Tragedy strikes, and after his death his lottery ticket turns up missing.

star 6.67
3 votes
The Bride Wore Red

#12 - The Bride Wore Red

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 18, 1988

An about to be married man goes to a bar where his friends are throwing a bachelor party. There he meets a female stripper who wants to keep him away from his fiancee. Meanwhile Jessica starts to have a nervous breakdown when her parents announce that they are getting a divorce.

star 6.63
8 votes
Writers: Howard Lakin
Killer Instinct

#13 - Killer Instinct

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 1988

Chris Ketchum wants to be the best runner on her track team just like her mother was. Her coach gives her a talisman that once belonged to her mother. Soon Chris discovers that whatever she imagines becomes reality.

star 6.47
30 votes
Judy Miller, Come On Down

#14 - Judy Miller, Come On Down

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 1988

Judy Miller wants more than anything to win the lottery. Her obsession is challenged when a housekeeper comes to warn her about her greed.

star 6.27
15 votes
Directors: Tom Desimone
Writers: Jack Temchin, Michael De Luca
Sister's Keeper

#15 - Sister's Keeper

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 1988

In this follow-up to ""No More Mr. Nice Guy"", Freddy continues to stalk the last remaining Elm Street children by going after the Blocker twins.

star 6.17
12 votes
Directors: Ken Weiderhorn
Writers: Jeff Freilich, Michael De Luca
It's a Miserable Life

#16 - It's a Miserable Life

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 1988

To most people a bullet to the head spells death, but to these unfortunate drive-by shooting victims, it becomes something far worse.

star 6.03
40 votes
Directors: Tom McLoughlin
Writers: Michael De Luca, Paul Rosselli
Rebel Without a Car

#17 - Rebel Without a Car

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 1988

Alex is a shy teenager who just wants to fit in. He wants to have a cool car just like everyone else does and he gets his wish but he soon regrets it. Meanwhile Connie wants to be accepted into a college frat house but she also gets more than she bargained for.

star 6.00
7 votes
Directors: John Lafia
Writers: Christopher Trumbo
Black Tickets

#18 - Black Tickets

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 5, 1989

Rick and Miranda are teenage lovers who leave Springwood. Their car stalls so they check into a hotel, but the hotel is run by sadistic hicks. Also Miranda is pregnant but is trying to hold down her job.

star 6.00
4 votes
Writers: Howard Lakin
The Art of Death

#19 - The Art of Death

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 1989

Jack meets a man named The Phantom who says he was created by Jack through his drawings. The Phantom gets Jack to draw events that he wish could happen, and then they do. Jack try's to get the girl he likes in school, but it all goes wrong. The second half is about Joan living with her severe case of closterfobia. Her nightmares get a little out of hand and ends deadly all thanks to our freind freddy.

star 6.00
4 votes
Directors: Ken Weiderhorn
Writers: Ken Weiderhorn, Michael De Luca
Dream Come True

#20 - Dream Come True

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 1989

A young boy is suffering from nightmares by Freddy. A psychiatrist is asked to help the boy. The doctor does help but at the most horrible cost. Meanwhile a cameraman is determined to prove that Freddy does exist. Freddy decides to teach him a lesson Krueger style.

star 6.00
3 votes
Interior Loft

#21 - Interior Loft

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 28, 1990

A woman decides to take up a side job in the phone sex business, for her husband. Disaster strikes when an unknown psychopath becomes obsessed with Kim and starts murdering women for her. The confrontation occurs in the loft. The second half of the episode is about Kim, who is recovering from the attack. She starts to mentally unhinge and her husband becomes gradually more worried that his wife is plotting to kill him.

star 6.00
2 votes
A Family Affair

#22 - A Family Affair

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 1990

Paul is cheating on his wife and when the woman he's having an affair with starts forcing her way into his life, he breaks off the relationship with her. Paul trying to patch things up with his son who's two year absence was triggered by the earlier events. This turns deadly because of his choices.

star 6.00
2 votes
Directors: Keith Samples
Writers: David Braff
Mother's Day

#23 - Mother's Day

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 1988

Billy has just moved into the old Krueger house. He falls for a pretty teenage girl who convinces him to throw a party while his parents are away. The girl's mother is being harassed by a mysterious caller on the radio.

star 5.86
7 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: David Ehrman
Saturday Night Special

#24 - Saturday Night Special

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 1988

Two nobodies yearn for perfection. Gordon fantasizes a dream date with a sex goddess, Lana.

star 5.67
12 votes
Directors: Lisa Gottlieb
Writers: Don Bohlinger, James Nathan
Cabin Fever

#25 - Cabin Fever

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 1989

Carl is a nervous man on a plane who is freaking out over some delusions of weird events. Meanwhile, a woman is stalked by a bunch of weirdos who abduct women and keep them for show and tell.

star 5.50
4 votes