Saturday, February 15, 2020

Vampiress TV Review: "Freddies Nightmares"
"Prime Cuts"
Season 2
Episode 15

Freddy's Nightmares was a horror TV series which ran from 1988 to 1990.  The show was done in the same vein as the popular short story based horror series of the time like Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside and the Twilight Zone.  Like those series a host would introduce a horror story with the story being different every week.   In this case the host is horror movie icon Freddy Krueger from the "A Nightmare on Elm street" series of films played by Robert Englund.

Female Vampire Factor: In this episode a group of friends go camping in the woods.  Things get interesting when their guide ends up being a very attractive woman named Tracker played by 80's sex symbol Sandahl Bergman.
As they get further into the trip one of the men named Johnny starts to notice that Tracker has some weird tendencies.  First she freaks out when they start handling the stakes to put up the tint.  Then when one of the guys cuts himself, she helps by sucking the blood as "anesthetic".   Finally he notices that she freaks whenever he handles his cross neckless.
Johnny also has issues seperating fantasy from reality as he has very vivid dreams.  In the beginning they're about a helicopter crashing but after meeting Tracker they're all vampire related. 

Eventually one of the guys in the group goes missing.  Johnny eventually finds that Tracker has him tied up and is feeding on him. He confronts her but instead of her trying to feed on him she tries to seduce him.
He rejects her and tries to save his friend instead but on the way out they fall off a hill and before she can attack he wakes up. The whole thing was a dream.  In reality they were in a plane crash, Tracker was the pilot and Johnny was the loan survivor of the passengers.  The two were stranded in the woods after the crash and eating the bodies of the dead to survive.
The rest of the episode revolves around Tracker and Johnny having a budding romance while Johnnys gold digging fiance finds them then gets herself stuck in the same area.  While all this is happening there is a serial killer in the woods as well.

Final Opinion: Needless to say the episode goes downhill pretty quickly once the vampire portion ends.  It becomes a soap opera rather quickly and the women become super annoying as they fight over Johnny.  I'll give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.  Had the episode stopped with the twist of the plane crash it would have gotten a higher rating. 

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