Welcome to Syndicated Nightmares, where every Wednesday hosts Dave Berman and Michelle Hanson take a deep dive into an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares – a horror anthology tv show from the late 1980’s based off the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.

Haven’t watched the episode of Freddy’s Nightmares? Not to worry. Dave and Michelle give a detailed synopsis of each episode and make many relatable comparisons to the Elm Street films.

Dave Berman became a lifelong fan of the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ series after seeing the original film at age 13. He ran a Nightmare website in the late 90’s, appeared on a game show as a “Nightmare on Elm Street Expert,” and has consistently annoyed his friends and family with Nightmare trivia for over 25 years. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dave now works in the non-profit sector in Los Angeles, California.

Michelle Hanson is a writer, director, producer, and photographer. She writes detective novels so her degree in Criminology can be put to good use. Michelle is an avid fan of the horror genre, and spends most of her free time volunteering at a local theatre. Her photography has been published in newspapers and online magazines/blogs. Michelle is the creator, director and writer of the supernatural lesbian web series, Red Rue. She also wrote and directed Gül Girl, and the upcoming psychological thriller, Veho (Fearopoly Films). Michelle is married, and has two dogs and three cats. She hopes to see her novels turn into a movie or television show one day (Netflix, are you listening?).

Pilot episode:

No More Mr. Nice Guy that aired October 8, 1988. Written by Rhet Topham, Michael De Luca, and David Erhman, and directed by Tobe Hooper.

This podcast episode contains spoilers of the show and film series, and makes reference to: the Innovation comics, A Nightmare On Elm Street 1, 3-4, Freddy’s Dead, New Nightmare, Elm Street fan films, Friday the 13th, Mick Strawn, Tobe Hooper, Poltergeist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alice Cooper, and Kevin Yager.

Check it out below…

Episode 4:

Today we’re covering the episode1x04, Freddy’s Tricks and Treats & that aired October 29, 1988. Written by A. L. Katz and Gil Adler, and directed by Ken Wiederhorn.

Episode 5:

Today we’re covering the episode1x05, Judy Miller, Come On Down & that aired November 5, 1988. Written by Jack Temchin and Michael De Luca, and directed by Tom DeLuca.


“This gave a full description of the episode as the hosts chatted about it so it didn’t matter that it had been years since I’ve seen the episode. Good insight on the episode and nice comparisons to the film series”

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