Before They Were Stars: Kyle Chandler in “Freddy’s Nightmares”

Later today, a Shouts from the Back Row podcast about the late, great Wes Craven will be posted where we have an interesting discussion about his most famous creation, Freddy Krueger, and how he evolved into a pop culture phenomenon. By the end of the 1980s, there was a TV series named after him called Freddy’s Nightmares, but much to everyone’s disappointment, it was a horror anthology show in which Freddy only appeared in cheesy host segments to introduce horror stories which had nothing to do with him. One of the episodes was titled “Memory Overload” and starred a young Kyle Chandler as the son of an overbearing military father.

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