I love Psych, the USA comedy about a fake psychic solving real murders in Santa Barbara. Every year, the show does at least one horror-themed episode, written by series star James Roday (who plays fake-psychic Shawn Spencer). Past episodes have offered dead-on spoofs for Friday the 13th, The Shining, Twin Peaks, and found footage flicks. In the upcoming season eight, Psych will tackle one of my all-time favorite horror films: A Nightmare on Elm Street.
In the episode, titled "A Nightmare on State Street," Shawn's best friend Gus seeks treatment for night terrors that have left him sleep-deprived. This will be the final episode of season eight - which will likely be the show's last season.
Guest stars in "A Nightmare on State Street" include Broadway-star Sutton Foster (who also stars in Roday's feature directorial debut, the horror-comedy Gravy) as a "sweet middle school teacher;" Billy Zabka (the head of Cobra Kai in The Karate Kid) as a gym teacher; WWE Divas the Bella Twins as "sinister, double-dutching, demonically sexy sisters who equal parts terrify and tantalize Gus;" Bruce Campbell as Gus's dream therapist; and Curt Smith from Tears for Fears (who will likely play himself).