A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors ★★★★½

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First time watching.



+ Now after leaving Elm Street behind and working as an intern therapist in an teen mental hospital, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) comes face to face with Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) once again when he starts targeting the young patient's dreams.

It's not that often that we get an horror sequel that's actually well written with an great story being told do we now? But 'Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors' is that rare film! This film is fantastic!!!

Wes Craven came back as an writer and producer and it shows. It's cleverly written, with it's creepy and dark atmosphere by dealing with topics such as teen suicide, heroin addiction etc. And those disturbing issues were the key factors of the methods that Freddy used to kill the kids.

I did enjoy the fact that Freddy was starting to deliver one-liners, and some pretty good ones as well I must say. Also speaking of Freddy, it was good to see that he got some well added backstory added to his character.

I loved the dream sequences sets. Easily the best dream sequences from these first 3 films and one of them dreams involves Freddy turning into an puppet on strings which I loved so much! The blend of practical effects with stop motion animation might be cheesy but it's something I found fascinating. The improvement of the budget truly helps.

It was an pleasant surprise to see Patricia Arquette in her first film role, along with Lawrence "Larry" Fisburne who is underused but is someone who tries to have an heart with the characters. Heather Langenkamp still remains the girl-boss here.

I do think that this entry might just become my favourite in the 'Em Street' series. It's that good!!

♻️ Next up - 'Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master'


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