Freddy's Nightmares

Season 1 Episode 12

The End of the World

Aired Unknown Jan 14, 1989 on

Episode Fan Reviews (1)

out of 10
23 votes
  • My Vote for Best Episode of Freddy's Nightmares

    Probably one of the strongest episodes of the entire series (despite its low budget and subsequent cheesiness), this entry features some good doses of magick realism, remote viewing of another person's dreams as your own dreamscape, dreams which dictate, confuse and ultimately change the past via time travel, the unexpected exchange of one trauma for another, reoccurring dream cycles and buried, forgotten memories of trauma manifesting as dreams and finally, the icing on the Hell-cake, the very real threat of imminent nuclear war, should all of the above mentioned not be corrected in time! Quite a treat for an official Christmas episode, and you will never forget the image of Freddy riding a nuclear missile headed towards Earth (ala Slim Pickens in DR. STRANGELOVE), who says, `Naw! I'd rather get you little buckeroos one at a time... Yee-haw! Yee-Haw! Nuke `em cowboy!', after which, the missile turns back away from Earth and the credits roll! The acting is all quite solid, the dramatic tension sustained in a fashion unusual for the series, the humor and nuance all succeeds and this also is the only episode I have seen which, perhaps filmed for another market(?!?) includes additional footage of Freddy humorously commenting on the goings-on and what is to come in quick succession, completely interrupting the flow of what was otherwise was a tightly constructed and very dramatic, serious scene in the show.
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