Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, wich aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger (played as in the movies, by Robert Englund). This format is essentially the same as thatvemployed by Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Tales from the Crypt, or The Twilight Zone. The pilot episode was directed by Tobe Hooper, and begins with Freddy Krueger's acqtuittal of the child-murdering charges due to his office's lack of reviewing the Miranda warning at the time of of Freddy's arrest. A mob of parents eventually corners Freddy in a power plant (his workplace), leading to him being torched by the police officer, dying and gaining his familiar visage.
The series was produced by New Line Television, producers of the film series. It was originally distributed by Lorimar Television. However, Warner Bros. Television would assume syndication rights after acquiring Lorimar (New Line is now a subside of Warner Bros.