Created and produced by Wes Craven, and initially described as a cross between Cheers and The Twilight Zone, Nightmare Cafe was originally conceived as a horror-themed anthology series, comprised of weekly standalone tales that were to be book-ended by recurring characters. Much like A Nightmare on Elm Street, the idea of the series was to blur the lines of reality, and also like Elm Street, it was inspired by a real experience in Craven’s life.
The oddball series centered on the titular Nightmare Cafe, an otherworldly establishment that is run by a character named Blackie, played by Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund. Englund also served as the Rod Serling for the show, so to speak, introducing the weekly stories.
The basic gist was that the Nightmare Cafe could materialize in any location around the world, serving as a gateway for people to either correct past wrongs in their life or pay for sins they’ve committed.
In the pilot episode, we met the characters Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic, who both die and are subsequently drawn to the mystical Nightmare Cafe. It is they who tie the whole series together, spending their afterlife in the cafe, and helping new characters either turn their lives around or face their worst nightmares, in subsequent episodes of the show.
Six hour-long episodes of Nightmare Cafe aired on NBC from January through April of 1992, with Craven himself directing the final one.
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