Iconic Horror Series “Freddy’s Nightmares” to Debut on Screambox

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Better be careful falling asleep in front of the TV…

Screambox Announces the Iconic Horror Series “Freddy’s Nightmares” Will Debut on the Streaming Channel on February 15 Followed by George A. Romero’s Knightriders in March

A spin-off from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, all 44 episodes of the 1980s horror anthology, “Freddy’s Nightmares,” will be available to stream

Knightriders, the 1980s Film Written/Directed by George A. Romero and starring Ed Harris and Tom Savini, will also be available to stream

LOS ANGELES, CA / February 14, 2022 / Just when you thought it was safe to go back to sleep, Screambox announced the acquisition of U.S. rights for all 44 episodes of the iconic horror series “Freddy’s Nightmares,” from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, for its streaming service. The series is set to premiere on February 15, and it will mark the first time the show has been available to stream on a subscription service. In addition, Screambox will debut Knightriders in March, the 80s film Written/Directed by George A. Romero and starring Ed Harris (Westworld, Apollo 13) and Tom Savini (From Dusk Til Dawn, Dawn of the Dead).

Based on one of horror’s most storied franchises, “Freddy’s Nightmares” is an anthology series starring the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund. Airing from 1988 to 1990, each episode tells a different story of a dark rooted and grim nature that takes place in this fictitious town on Elm Street; the same setting as the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. The series picks up with where the films left off, with Krueger terrorizing the citizens of his hometown and taking his revenge out through their dream.

The producers of the series not only retained Englund for “Freddy’s Nightmares” but also cast a slew of unknown names who later became very notable actors including Brad Pitt, Lori Petty, John Cameron Mitchell and Mariska Hargitay.

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The pilot episode, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, acts as a prequel to Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and was directed by the late Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist). Other notable filmmakers include Mick Garris (Critters 2, Sleepwalkers), William Malone (Scared to Death, Creature, House on Haunted Hill), and Tom McLoughlin (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives). Robert Englund directed the episodes “Cabin Fever” and “Monkey Dreams”.
To celebrate the event, Screambox will tap into the horror fanbase of Bloody Disgusting to host a Twitter watch party on Saturday, Feb 26 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. Live-tweeting through the first episode with Meagan Navarro and Diandra Lazor will engage and entertain generations of genre fans.

Long considered a favorite villain among horror fans, Englund’s Krueger has been frightening and delighting audiences for the past four decades from the first terrifying nights on Elm Street to battling Jason on the shores of Crystal Lake. Englund will next be seen in the upcoming fourth season of “Stranger Things.” He will also star alongside Asa Butterfield (The Wolfman) in Choose or Die, formerly titled CURS>R, set to premiere on Netflix on April 15.

In Knightriders, a medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusion from their leader. For Romero, who single-handedly created the Zombie Genre with his 1968 film called Night of the Living Dead, the film was a passion project and follow-up to his breakout 1978 sequel Dawn of the Dead.

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