Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creepy TV: Nightmare Cafe (1992)

The late Wes Craven described his short-lived 1992 NBC series, Nightmare Cafe, as a cross between The Twilight Zone and Cheers. Coincidentally, as memory serves, this Cafe, which was a mid-season replacement series in the winter-spring of '92, aired, I think, on Thursdays, which Cheers called home for the entirety of its run.

A year and a half after Freddy's Nightmares, the series spin-off of "A Nightmare on Elm Street", had ended its run, Robert Englund was back, this time as Blackie, the owner-manager of the ghostly eatery, whose new chef (Jack Coleman, ex-Dynasty) & waitress (Lindsay Frost), were recently deceased.

I never saw the show, so there won't be a rating. Let's take a look at a sample clip. Englund narrates the intro.

If they ever decide to remake Twilight Zone again, Englund should be the host-narrator this time. Period.

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