Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Saxon and Langenkamp is back! Get ready for skeleton fighting and badass puppeteering.

blu“A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS”
1987
Horror/Slasher
USA

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund
Distributor: Warner Bros
Runtime: 96 mins
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“Your parents, my parents, they burned him alive. And now we’re paying for their sins.

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Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger’s domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all.

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Freddy is back in a new adventure, this time with an amazing cast. Heather Lagenkamp and John Saxon is back from the first film, Laurence Fishburne, Patricia Arquette, Zsa Zsa Gabor and the famous talkshow-host Dick Cavett (as themselves). The music is made by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks) and metal-band Dokken. The screenplay is written by amongst others Wes Craven and Frank Darabont.

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I can remember this flick to be one of my favourites, and it still is. Nice to have Nancy and her father back (from the first film). We get more of the monsters background, more cool special effects and dreamish settings, more of sleepless teenagers and more Freddy Krueger. Great entertainment all the way. Patricia Arquette is brilliant in her role. Some cheeze is to expect (Saxon fighting a skeleton!?), but we like it, don’t we kids?

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A lot of fine features on this one as well. A great BLU-RAY box!

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