A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors ★★★★

Despite only being a writer here, Wes Craven's genius looms large over A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. It's an imaginative expansion of the series, taking things in an original direction rather than just rehashing slasher tropes like so many horror sequels. The gore and scares are inspired, with a sleepwalking sequence possibly being the nastiest highlight. Craven's work always had something to say and Dream Warriors continues the sins of the parents aspect of the first film, expanding it to focus on adulthood sin in general. The adults enable abuse, dismiss suicide as cowardly, and refuse to listen to the children, all whilst absolving themselves of responsibility. Even Freddy's conception is revealed to be a sin passed down and never resolved. Dream Warriors is well realised in its ideas, as well as in its execution of the moulded reality of the dreamscape. It's clunkier and cheesier than the original classic but it's still a very worthy sequel.

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