Saturday Nightmares
Country of originUnited States
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original release1984 (1984) –
1994 (1994)

USA Saturday Nightmares is an American horror and sci-fi movie showcase series that ran Saturday nights from 1984 to 1994 on the USA Network.

Overview

USA Saturday Nightmares was a host-less show consisting of a horror or sci-fi movie (usually a B movie) followed by an episode of The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Hitchhiker, and/or The Ray Bradbury Theater. Occasionally, the show would run a short film as filler afterward, most notably "The Dummy" and "Living Dolls".[1]

One of the show’s intros featured various scenes from black and white horror films with a creepy voice over from Alan Kalter (of Late Show with David Letterman fame) who would welcome you with ominous laughter. This also included bumpers that featured scenes from B-horror films as well as scenes from old episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Another intro had the viewer going through a CGI haunted house where the paintings changed to depicted random acts of violence and horror film characters such as Dracula, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger.[2]

Movies shown

Most movies shown also appeared on Commander USA's Groovie Movies and USA Sci-Fi Theater.

References

  1. ^ "Saturday Nightmares: A look back at one of the USA network's scariest shows". Retrojunk. July 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "USA's Saturday Nightmares:: By John Sullivan". Kindertrauma. November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2021.