Richard T’s review published on Letterboxd:
A definite step-up from the second one (not a hard task at all).
This one possesses none of the original horror of the first or any of the humour that I've heard it does, but what it does have is generally creative and creepy moments, carried by decent visuals, Chuck Russell's direction and a genuinely interesting Freddy Krueger backstory (even if it's completely explained in one brief scene).
A step in the right direction for the series. Freddy Krueger works better as a hokey villain with a stream of silly one-liners than as a guest player in a weird movie with abundant gay undertones.