The BEST episodes of Freddy's Nightmares
Every episode of Freddy's Nightmares ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Freddy's Nightmares!
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.
#1 - Dreams That Kill
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/1989
In this sequel to "Dream Come True", Charlie Nichels, the new host of Springwood Confidential, receives a warning from Freddy not to proceed with his latest show topic: "Dreams That Kill." Meanwhile, a doctor performs an experimental brain matter transplantation surgery on a patient that results in the man awakening with another man's personality—and dreams.
#2 - Love Stinks
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/26/1989
After teenager Adam is coerced into cheating on Laura (Tamara Glynn) with Loni, a girl he meets at a party, he finds that she is looking for a more permanent relationship. Meanwhile, Adam's friend Max is forced to abandon his planned summer trip and take a job in a pizza place working under his creepy, tyrannical uncle (Jeffrey Combs).Watch Now:Amazon
#3 - Funhouse
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/11/1990
In this follow-up to "Welcome To Springwood", a couple moves into a house that is allegedly haunted, but after a few strange occurrences, the wife realizes who the ghost is. Later another couple moves into the house and form a most unusual relationship with the moving man.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - Lucky Stiff
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/1989
A recent widow (Mary Crosby) comes to the realization that her late husband (David L. Lander) purchased a winning lottery ticket, so she goes to great lengths to recover it – and keep the winnings for herself. Meanwhile, a grave digger (Tracey Walter) resorts to blackmail to land the woman of his dreams.Watch Now:Amazon
#5 - Missing Persons
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/7/1989
A college student (Eva LaRue) with past weight problems goes back to her childhood house to babysit two children who love junk food; A man (Timothy Bottoms) soon regrets his wish of spending a day in the life of another person.
#7 - Monkey Dreams
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/1989
In this follow-up to "Memory Overload", a gambling-addict lab researcher must race to complete his work before his bookie's enforcers show up to collect. In the second half, another researcher has nightmares about his treatment of a chimpanzee test subject.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Identity Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/21/1989
An ex-hippie (Jeff Conaway) who still values peace and love above all else gets crosswise with his son and his money-obsessed boss; a teen (Kimberley Kates) who shares nothing with her mother asks pointblank if she was adopted and does not receive the answer she was looking for.
#10 - No More Mr. Nice Guy
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/1988
Freddy Krueger has slain many children and teenagers, and is currently on the loose, but after a police officer catches Freddy trying to kill his daughters, Freddy is arrested. During the trial, the judge unfortunately discovers Freddy was never read his rights, so the judge must let him go, but it does not end there.Watch Now:Amazon
#11 - Safe Sex
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/28/1989
A teenager is in love with a goth girl who is obsessed with Freddy Krueger and soon enough the teenager is plagued with dreams involving Freddy. In the second half, the goth girl is tormented by the man of her dreams.
#13 - Photo Finish
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/1989
A photographer (Patty McCormack) who is anxious to get her career back on track gets some unexpected help on her latest photo shoots from Freddy, who is terrorizing her models. Meanwhile, three FBI agents come to Springwood to investigate a family homicide, but Freddy has some surprises in store for them.
#15 - Bloodlines
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/1989
An escaped convict (Marc Alaimo) returns home to retrieve the money he hid from a bank robbery, and discovers his son is bitter and his wife (Sheree North) has lost her mind. Later, a couple (Chris Nash, Ruth de Sosa) illegally adopts a baby, but as the little girl (Irina Cashen) grows, her new parents come to the realization that she may be evil.Watch Now:Amazon
#16 - Mother's Day
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/27/1988
When Billy's (Byron Thames) mother and new stepfather go on their honeymoon, he meets neighbor Barbara (Jill Whitlow) who convinces him to throw a party that proves to be fatal. Meanwhile, a radio psychologist (Elizabeth Savage) finds herself in hot water when she gives her callers bad advice.
#17 - Judy Miller, Come On Down
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/6/1988
Judy Miller (Siobhan E. McCafferty) wins big money on a game show, which solves life's little nightmares while creating newer, more tragic nightmares. The episode features Susan Oliver as the maid (and Judy Miller's future self).Watch Now:Amazon
#18 - Welcome to Springwood
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/22/1989
Doug and Roxanne move to Springwood, but while Doug's at work, Roxanne begins to unpack and discovers that a mix-up with the movers has left their house filled with someone else's possessions – in the boxes she finds bloody knives and shredded dresses. Meanwhile, Emily discovers a stack of 19th century love letters hidden behind a panel in her new home, and she begins to envision the relationships of the authors.
#19 - Memory Overload
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/1989
Professor Windom is a man with a drinking problem. But he has to get over his fears, and quickly, as a former student of his is in a lot of problems and needs his help. The second half of this episode is about Barbara, who is a bitch at work. She starts getting stressed out when her computer starts talking to her and believes she's going to be in trouble with the cops for tax evasion. Unwittingly she jumps into her computer to stop the certain file from being saved.
#20 - Sister's Keeper
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/1988
In this sequel to the pilot episode, the twin daughters of the cop who killed Freddy are now being haunted by Freddy so the twins plot to find a way to get Krueger out of their dreams for good.
#21 - Rebel Without a Car
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/1988
Alex (Craig Hurley) finds an abandoned muscle car to be his "ticket out of Springwood". Instead he keeps envisioning the fate of the previous owner. Connie (Katie Barberi) is determined to belong to a sorority, but the initiation process puts her through her own private Hell.
#22 - Black Tickets
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/1989
Rick (Brad Pitt) 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.
#23 - The Bride Wore Red
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/1988
Jessica (Diane Franklin) is a newlywed with deep-seated fears of infidelity and divorce brought on by her cheating, domineering father. She becomes an avenging angel who seduces and exposes cheating husbands, but the disintegration of her parents' marriage drives her insane.
#25 - The End of the World
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/15/1989
A woman discovers she can change events that happened to her in her childhood, altering her life. Soon she is discovered by the CIA and they use her to prevent a nuclear disaster.