Nightmare Cafe

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NBC (ended 1992)

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Nightmare Cafe

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A mysterious and mystical all-night cafe gives second chances to deserving people. It's staffed by Fay and Frank, two people who made bad choices in life and whose paths crossed with the cafe in the first episode. There's also Blackie, another enigmatic figure who has been working with the cafe longer. Together, the three use the powers over time and space that the cafe grants them to help the worthy and punish the evil, just as they themselves have been helped. First seen on a darkened dock, the cafe would eventually begin transporting itself to different locations wherever it was needed. This 1993 effort by noted horror director Wes Craven was short-lived, canceled after only six episodes. It was Robert Englund's first role after he finished his run as Freddie Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of motion pictures (although he would revisit that role one last time a decade later).
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The Nightmare Cafe gives a second chance to Frank & Faye. Robert England is spectacular as always. The character that was the common bond who bought it in the last scene of the 1st episode just brought it all home. The rest are just as good!moreless

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    I forgot how good this show was. When I saw it on Chiller I had to record and just watching the first episode I can't believe it was canceled so early. The actors do a very good job and the plot was well written. Personally I like the idea of 2nd chances and doing the right thing or righting a wrong thing. Thank you Chiller for reminding me of how much I miss the days of a good horror series. Very few seem to care about such things anymore. I would much rather watch these types of series that the stupid reality shows that are on. Friday the 13th was another favorite and if you haven't seen it, check it out. Another oldie but a goodie. Much more satisfying. Thanks!moreless
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