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

Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

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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. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$44,793,200 (USA)
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Nancy's death was in Wes Craven's original Dream Warriors screenplay. Although much of the finished film had nothing to do with his script, he was responsible for Nancy's death on anyone else: He created her in the first Elm Street, and he's the one who killed her in Elm Street 3. See more »

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(at around 1h 19 mins) In the junkyard, they park the truck and turn off the lights. A short while later, the lights are back on again when Thompson is trying to get back into the truck. See more »

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Roland Kincaid: Let's snuff the sucka.
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Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) See more »

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Dream Warriors
Composed and Performed by Dokken
Available on Elektra/Asylum Records & Tapes
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Easily the best of the sequels
1 August 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dream Warriors is without a doubt the best Elm Street sequel. The first 2 dealt with just one main character against Freddy and everyone else thinking they're crazy. But of course, after a while people start realizing they're all dreaming about Freddy. And If he can use their dreams against them, they can also use their dreams against him. Brilliant!

This is where the deaths became more elaborate and Freddy started to spout out catchy one-liners. A lot of people resent this film for starting the whole 'joker Freddy' trend, but this has just the right amount of Freddy wit to still have him be scary and threatening, which really he is.

This is the most exciting, thrilling, imaginative Freddy movie of the bunch. You have to see it to believe it.

My Rating: 6.5/10


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