Cheesy, Cheeky, Corny As Can Be & A Blast To Watch
This will likely be as unpopular as my review of NOES 2 but this show was just fun. While corny and much lower budget than the movies it became a cheeky sort of Twilight Zone with more horror tones to it. Other than the first episode and its series sequel Freddy is merely a narrator, ala the Crypt Keeper but this allows the show to be something different and show a hell of Freddy's creation without being just another Freddy act. The show had great, creepy atmosphere (something helped by the cheesiness of it, much in the style of the 80's Pet Sematary) and it had a dreamy feel which every movie sequel after the second one slowly lost. Judge against the mostly junk coming out these days and this one was a charming epitome of its time and though it tried to be mostly silly actually had a creepiness about it despite itself. This is more the equivalent of what it would be like if Freddy mostly just toyed with you and trapped you in your own head without showing up himself in most cases. It's a must watch for fans of horror with a lot of faces to spot and recognize from future roles. Maybe I'm overly nostalgic and remembering recording with my big, clunky VCR and editing out the commercials via my little corded VCR remote control but if you trust the opinion of a long time horror fan then treat yourself to this series at least once!
- Oct 27, 2020
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