YMMV / Freddy's Nightmares

  • Awesome Music: The intro.
  • Broken Base: Elm Street fans are still divided on whether the show was a cheap cash-in on Freddy's popularity at the time, or if it was a genuinely good anthology series, albeit one with Freddy kind of shoehorned in as a draw.
  • Complete Monster: In this horror anthology series spun-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street films, Freddy Krueger is once again portrayed as a sadistic monster. In life, he molested and murdered more than a dozen children, with victims as young as four and six. After his death, he returns as a demon to continue his rampage by killing people in their dreams; he starts with his arresting officer, and later targets the man's daughters, killing one and framing the other for her sibling's death. In the show's wraparound segments and the few episodes that he starred in, he enacts plots like manipulating a sleepwalker into wiping out his whole family, and at one point gives a girl the ability to rewrite history to save her mother, only to remove the power after revealing that the girl's father is now dead.
  • Ear Worm: "Chew me, eat me, you can't beat me..."
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Plenty of the episodes ended with odd aesops;
    • You flunked your SAT tests? No problem, you can always become a rock star!
    • Your new stepfather is an asshole? Accidentally scare him to death and all will be well!
  • Narm: Cower in fear as you watch the show's opening, with its terrifying family photos and people screaming awkwardly!
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • In the second episode, it turns out that it's all just the product of the main character's broken neurons misfiring as he's dying from a gunshot to the head.
    • Then there's the fourth episode, where the main character has a flashback of her as a kid having her grandma forcing her to get her hands "clean" with steaming hot water, all because she allegedly touched a boy.
  • Special Effect Failure: The show was low budget, and it shows.