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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is the third installment of
the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It's actually one of the better
sequels that I enjoyed. I was lucky enough to get the Nightmare on Elm
Street series boxed DVD set for my birthday. So I've now seen all the
sequels and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a decent
sequel. Not to mention it was pretty cool to see Patricia Arquette's
first big role, I can't believe a lot of these movies how many stars
started out in this series. It was also a nice touch that they had
Nancy back for this film. The deaths are gory and Freddy is back and
meaner than ever! This time he's after the kids in the mental
institution and he's not going to go easy on them at all.
Nancy has now grown up and she's become a therapist for dreams, she starts her work at the mental institution where she meets Kirsten, a girl who has the power to pull other people into her dreams. Kirsten is a bit scared of her powers though and knows that Freddy wants to use her so he could pretty much squish several bugs with one stomp. But Nancy knows that Freddy is up to his old ways and wants to help Kirsten along with the other teenagers at the hospital that Freddy is after, but hopefully she can do it before it's too late.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors has one of my favorite nightmare sequences. I loved the puppet on the strings, only, well, I won't spoil it, you're going to have to trust me when I say that this was a very cool death scene. This is a must see for the Nightmare on Elm Street fans of course, but even you're just looking for a good scare, I promise you that you'll get a few chills from watching this nightmare. Freddy isn't going light when it comes to scaring these kids... to death.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987) was the third film in the Freddy Krueger
series. This time around a hospital ward full
of disturbed teenagers are the latest target for Freddy Krueger. Thanks in
large part because the kids can't stop dreaming
about the world's most famous serial killer/ child molester turned
supernatural monster. Everyone should know by now
that he likes to feed off the fear of the wee ones. Now with more people to
add to his collection, Freddy decides to play ten
little indians with the lot of them. That is until his old nemesis Nancy
comes back into town to help the kids fight him off
and end the nightmare. Will Nancy and the kids be able to defeat Freddy for
good? Find out because this one's too good to
Not as complex as the last film but highly entertaining. This is the film that has Freddy morphing into his one-liner spewing act that has made him insanely popular. Fun stuff.
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.
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
I've been a fan of Chuck Russell's films ever since his 1994 classic THE MASK. Each one of his movies have a strong amount of slickness and energy, especially A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS. It's one of the better 'ELM STREET' films in the series and was one of the cinematic highlights of 1987. Like THE LOST BOYS, which was also released in 1987, it has style, imagination, a good premise, and gore. It does have a few faults though. Some of the special effects are dated and look quite cheesy and the flick seems to rely more on blood than genuine scares at times. Also, while by no means terrible, Heather Langenkamp's performance is not quite up to par with her performance in the first 'ELM STREET' and NEW NIGHTMARE. Occasionally it feels like she's phoning it in. These faults don't hurt the movie too much. It's still a enjoyable horror picture that holds up relatively well today. It may not be as good as the first A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, but it's much better than most third installments are. I give it 7/10.
Outstanding third entry in the Elm Street movies is definitely the best
of the sequels and well lives up to the excitement of the original
Nancy is now a psychiatrist who must help some troubled youths that are in danger of being sliced by murderous Freddy!
It's not surprising that this sequel was written by 'Elm Street creator Wes Craven, who chose to leave the directing to Chuck Russell for this movie. Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is a fasted-paced, cleverly written horror fantasy that's the most entertaining of the Elm Street follow-ups. The movie plays out as a gripping thrill ride that's both chilling and darkly funny. There's a number of smart twists thrown in as well. 'Elm Street 3 also has the most dazzling and impressive special FX of the series, as well as some of the greatest nightmare and murder sequences. The marionette sequence with Bradly Gregg is a big favorite. The direction of Chuck Russell is slick indeed, delivering plenty of atmospheric darkness and energetic action. Even the maze-like sets are impressive. Charles Bernstein's Elm Street theme music is used once more. In addition there's also an awesome title rock anthem by the group Dokken.
Another high point in the film is the cast. Heather Langenkamp reprises her role well, as does John Saxon who appears once again as Langenkamp's father. Craig Wasson is a good hero as a doctor attempting to help the teenagers. Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes, Jennifer Rubin, Bradly Gregg, and Rodney Eastman all make for solid teenage characters. Of course Robert Englund is back as Freddy, who has a bit more of a cheeky sense of humor this time around.
One couldn't ask for a better Elm Street sequel than this one. It's a fun ride all the way for fans and is one of the best horror-fantasy films out there. Check it out.
Followed by a number of inferior sequels.
*** 1/2 out of ****
Six Years has passed since the events of the first movie, a beautiful
blonde girl named Kirsten (Patrica Arquette) had a nightmare involving
Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) which almost leads her to suicide as
she ends up in a psychiatric ward with the other kids of Elm Street
named Joey (Rodney Eastman), Taryn (Jennifer Rubin), Philip (Bradley
Gregg), Jennifer (Penelope Sudrow), Will (Ira Heiden) and Kincaid (Ken
Sagoes). However Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) who survived the
original massacre now works as a psychiatrist who helps with patients
who have dream problems and she's joined by Dr. Neil Goldman (Craig
Wasson). However some of the patients seem to dream about Freddy as
some of them get killed one by one, only Nancy has the answers as she
wants some of those patients to join with her to battle against this
evil cretin once and for all.
The best sequel of the series! after the very disappointing and yet homoerotic "Freddy's Revenge", New Line Cinema decided to hire Wes Craven back as he co-write a script with future "Shawshank Redemption" and "Green Mile" director Frank Darabont to ignore the events of part 2 and continue off the first one. Chuck Russell makes his debut for this one as it lead him to make "The Blob" in 1988 and "The Mask" in 1994, this installment delivers all the goods that a fanboy and fangirl can enjoy. The film co-stars Laurence Fishburne and John Saxton with appearances by Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor, this horror fantasy thriller has good scares and some gory violence abound. The special effects even for it's day are just incredible like the Freddy Snake critter and the acting is superb, this movie made Freddy more popular thanks to witty one-liners and a dark sense of humor. Greg Cannom and Kevin Yagher did a nice job on the make-up and gore effects for this production, the film also gives us a nice look into the mythology of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with some nice twists and turns even by the ending.
This is one sequel that still holds up and rocks! i highly recommend it.
P.S.: The "Dream Warriors" rock song by Dokken rules!
When the teenager Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has nightmares
with Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), he cuts her wrist and her mother
Elaine Parker (Brooke Bundy) believes her daughter wants to commit
suicide. Elaine interns Kristen in an institution for therapy with
teenagers with dream disorder, where she meets other youngsters having
trouble with Freddy Krueger under the treatment of Dr. Elizabeth Simms
(Priscilla Pointer) and Dr. Neil Gordon (Craig Wasson). When the intern
of dream therapy Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) arrives in the
hospital, she discovers that Kristen has the ability to draw other
people to her dreams, and she convinces Dr. Gordon that Freddy Kruger
does exist and needs to be destroyed. Nancy uses Kristen and the other
teenagers together in a group session to join forces against and
destroy Freddy Krueger in their common nightmare. Meanwhile Dr. Gordon
meets Sister Mary Helena (Nan Martin) that tells him who is Freddy
Krueger and how to destroy the evil character forever.
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" is my favorite sequel of Freddy Krueger's franchise. Written by Wes Craven and with the return of Nancy Thompson, the story explains how the evil Freddy Krueger was generated. This movie is also the debut of the gorgeous Patricia Arquette and Jennifer Rubin. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Pesadelo 3: Os Guerreiros dos Sonhos" ("The Hour of the Nightmare 3: The Warriors of the Dreams")
This film in the series isn't as great as part 1, 6 or 7, but it is a hell of a lot better than part 2, 4 and 5 (am I still with everyone here). In this film, Craven returns as co-writer and so do stars Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon (they wouldn't return again until part 7). But it isn't just that, it is also the breakthrough performances by Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne. They bring the plot about a group of kids in a mental home, who have sleep deprivation thanks to the Fred man (Robert Englund). But luckily, Langenkamp comes to the rescue by adding her old expertise in the problems. Very smart, and very cool (definatelty the best horror film of 1987), just not as good as some of the other parts. Still very watchable. A
Nancy Thompson, survivor of the Elm Street murders is a psychiatrist
brought in to help troubled kids at Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital.
All of these teens have one thing in common, their dreams are being
invaded by someone Nancy knows only too well, Freddy Krueger.
After the abomination bore that was A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, New Line Cinema set about making a better and more truer sequel to 1984's excellent A Nightmare on Elm Street. Recalling series creator Wes Craven, who had bailed after the first film claiming he didn't want a franchise born, and installing the first film's scream queen Heather Langenkamp in a more mature role, New Line meant business. With more budget to hand and Craven aided in the writing by Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell and Bruce Wagner, the end result is arguably the best sequel of what was to become a money spinning franchise.
With a sharp elaborate story focusing on troubled kids, and dealing in themes such as teen suicide, heroin addiction and dream suppressant drugs, all that was needed was authentic location work and the skill to formulate horror sequences worthy of the name. Thankfuly we get both. Some of the disturbing and gruesome methods used by Freddy as he cruelly goes about offing the last of the Elm Street children, are some of the series best. Puppetry, TV and needle point rushes are just a few on offer, while a skeleton sequence harks to the work of one Ray Harryhausen. There's even a nice plot thread involving a nun that puts a bit more meat on Freddie's troubling back story.
But some problems do harm the film. Heather Langenkamp, bless her, was suitably cast in the first film, here she is not. Badly out of sorts trying to convince everyone she's a mature psychiatrist, she's even out acted by the almost worse Craig Wasson as Neil Gordon. One glance at the subsequent post Elm Street 3 career of Langenkamp sadly speaks volumes. She isn't helped tho by the exuberance of the young and upcoming cast around her, led by pivotal Patricia Arquette as Kristen Parker and boasting cool in the form of Bradley Gregg's sleep walker, Phillip. It's with the youngsters that Elm Street 3 is ultimately remembered for, well that and the ingenious ways Krueger tries to off them of course. Laurence Fishburne is also in it but is underused as Max, a hospital orderly with a heart.
This was the last time that an Elm Street movie had some nous about it. Before Krueger became a caricature of a caricature, where a quip became more important than an effective, and intelligently constructed kill. Craven wanted out, but after making a $40 million domestic profit on part 3, it opened up scope for further ventures. Ventures that sadly took the franchise, and its main character down hill fast. 7/10
This part is more entertaining that the original. I always watch slasher movies only for entertainment, I don't care much about a dialogs (Psycho would be an exception, the dialogs was the best thing in it) or acting, all I want to see is some entertaining, sometimes funny looking graphic murder scenes and this movie has it. My favorite was TV room scene. I also find this movie being really creepy sometimes, what is not usual for slasher films, like that scene where Freddy made one of the kids fall from a window, the whole scene was kinda creepy. The plot was great, I liked the idea that this movie is set on mental hospital, that made this movie even more creepy.
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