A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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

Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt 4 - October 2018

Day 10: A movie in which people try to not fall asleep.

When I was seven years old, someone thought it would be a good idea to let me watch the first three Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Needless to say, I didn't sleep very well for a while after that. When I was twelve, I stayed over at a friend's house. We ordered pizza and stayed up half the night watching the first five films, or trying to. I think we fell asleep during The Dream Master. That night, sleeping on an old sofa bed, I dreamt that Freddy was chasing me. In the dream, I was climbing something when Freddy grabbed me by the ankle, one of the blades on his glove cutting me in the process. It actually hurt. I woke up with a cut on my ankle. Turns out a broken spring on the sofa bed was sticking out, and it cut me while I was sleeping. I watched every film in the franchise countless times in the years to follow. And for a while, I loved all of them. As I got older, however, many of the sequels diminished in my eyes. I grew tired of watching them. Except for this one. Dream Warriors is still fun after all these years.

The practical effects are probably the best in the franchise, the kills are more creative, Nancy Thompson is back, she's joined by a likable cast of characters, there's a theme song by Dokken, and the whole film is just dripping with pure 80s charm.

What's not to love? ʅ(°_°)ʃ

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