- The opening narration to Wes Craven's Nightmare Cafe (1992).
Various doorways in the colorful cafe lead to other worlds, to other times, and to alternate possibilities. In fact, the Cafe is not entirely unlike Dr. Who's famous TARDIS: it can come and go to different locales as it chooses, and seems very much alive. In one episode, "Faye and Ivy," the Cafe even nurses hurt feelings for a time.
In interviews at the time, Wes Craven described the Nightmare Cafe premise this way: "two people inherit a cafe that's somewhere between life and death," and that "People come to experience their worst nightmare...turning point...comeuppance...breakthrough. (Steve Biodrowski. Cinefantastique, Volume # 22, Number 2: "Wes Craven, Alive and Shocking." October 1991, page 11).
Accordingly, the six episodes in Nightmare Cafe's stable really run the gamut in terms of narratives and style.