Season 8 Episode 9

A Nightmare on State Street

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 19, 2014 on USA
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Episode Summary


Gus' night terrors send him to a dream therapy clinic where he discovers a new form of terror.

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  • Not very good

    This went on too long, and wasted Bruce. On the bright side, I was able to do other interesting things while it was playing.
  • ugh.

    Wait. This is the episode the fans picked? God. I just wanted the episode to be over.
  • A Nightmare

    You would think an episode focusing on dream sequences and featuring Sam Axe from Burn Notice would be a good show, but this was far from it. It was Gus whining for an hour.
  • Dream within a dream

    A very funny and creative episode. Not a fan of zombies but I really like the infusion of comedy to it. Though I hope that they should focus on the case.
  • Suspensful yet funny

    I really liked the episode. It was really suspensful and the fake-outs with dream and real world were really cool. Sometimes I had a hard time really tell what happened and what Gus only dreamt about. Plus, Bruce Cmpbell. And Curt Smith. It was nice to have an episode to concentrate of Gus and his fears of future. And the ending was really cool as well.
Carlos Jacott

Carlos Jacott

Hell Hag

Guest Star

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

Betsy Brannigan

Guest Star

Curt Smith

Curt Smith


Guest Star

Kurt Fuller

Kurt Fuller

Coroner Woody Strode

Recurring Role

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

Buzz McNab

Recurring Role

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    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: Monday, July 21, 2014 on Global

    • The end credits included a card with "Special thanks to the WWE".

    • Crew Clarifications: Janelle Reyes (Associate Producer), Julie Ashton (Casting by), Candice Elzinga (Canadian Casting), Elizabeth House (A Camera 1st Assistant), George Majoros (B Camera 1st Assistant), Rachael Paradis (Assistant to S. Franks), Brittney Jeng (Assistant to C. Henze/K. Kulchak), Donna Leahy (Assistant to M. Damski), Jonny Hylton (Writer's Production Assistant)

    • Special billing was given to Bruce Campbell (Special Guest Star), Phylicia Rashad (Special Guest Star) and Kurt Fuller (and) for this episode.

    • Working Title: "Dream Therapy".

    • Initially, Psych season eight was given an eight-episode order, down from its usual 16 episodes per season. Fan outcry, especially if it turned out to be the final season, garnered two more episodes. USA chose one of the episodes, and allowed fans to select the other. USA had already commissioned five additional scripts, and the network chose one of them for their episode. Viewers were asked to vote for one out of three of the four remaining scripts from June 26, 2013 through July 12, 2013. The result (this episode) were revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.


    • Tagline: "In dreams no one can hear you scream!"
      This a twist on the original Alien (1979, Ridley Scott) tagline that read, "In space no one can hear you scream."

    • Once again, a film-inspired episode title. This time the inspiration comes from Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).