|Remember those days? War of the Worlds the series, Monsters, Friday the 13th the series, Tales from the Darkside...
Ah, to be a kid again...
I miss those days terribly. If anything, catching an occasional Friday the 13th: The Series
episode on SciFi takes me back there for an hour. I too watched all those shows (I was in my early teens at the time) and remember looking forward to Saturday late nights with excitement.
I've got the pre-recorded tape of "No More Mr. Nice Guy," the Tobe Hooper directed "Origin of Freddy" episode the Dude mentions above. It's terrible. Not only is it super-duper cheapo 80's TV garbage, but it just barely grasps at certain elements of the continuity established in the films. (There must've been some sort of conflict with using certain characters / situations mentioned in the movies, especially since the show is credited as being "based on a character
created by Wes Craven.") "Unscarred" Freddy is kept in constant shadow (for some reason) even in his trial (in which I believe he's kept in a cage of some sort) and it's not set in the fifties or sixties, it's clearly some sort of generic 1988 (the year the show was produced).
As nostalgic as I might get for Darkside
, Friday the 13th: The Series
or War of the Worlds
, Freddy's Nightmares
was really the one I could do without. Consistently uninspired crap. I thought so then and I hold to that opinion now.