• detoxp

    ★★★ Watched by detoxp 18 Nov, 2014

    Still not as good as the first one, but it's nice to see a horror sequel try to actually advance from the original idea and bring in some original plot devices. The whole "lucid dream" powers thing is woefully underused, and only has one great moment where a kid becomes a D&D wizard to fight Freddy. Still though... Welcome to Primetime, BITCH [B]

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  • Scott Kelley

    ★★★½ Added by Scott Kelley

    Stylish edition to the series. Nice to bring the lead from the original back. Kick ass Doken song.

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  • Tristiac

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Tristiac 16 Nov, 2014

    The best sequel until New Nightmare with some of the most horrific deaths in the series. Something I've always liked about this franchise is that the victims, in great contrast to other slashers, are sympathetic, and none more so than the damaged psychiatric patients in this film. When Freddy utilizes their weaknesses against them, it feels more like a violation, as in Taryn's syringe death.

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  • Thief12

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Thief12 16 Nov, 2014

    I hadn't seen this in a looong time... after rewatching the first two parts as well, I can say this one feels a little bit tighter and more focused than the former two. There is still the inevitable 80's cheese, but most things are an improvement. The performances aren't great, but Langenkamp is slightly better than she was in the first one, even if it's a bit tough to buy her role of a psychologist/doctor wannabe. Also, this might be…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 07 Mar, 2013

    Entertaining return to form after the misstep that was Part 2. Lagenkamp is back to help some teens in a mental institution who are being threatened by Freddy. Each has a dream power (strength, athletics, magic, etc) with which to turn the tables on Freddy, making for some exciting scenes. Top notch visuals and special effects, and a better than average script from a team that includes Wes Craven and Frank Darabont.

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  • sfkb

    ★★★★ Watched by sfkb 09 Nov, 2014

    Noch unterhaltsamer als der zweite Teil. Zum Einen sind die Effekte bis auf kleinere Ausnahmen sehr toll geworden. Zum Anderen ist der Rest unterhaltend schlecht. Jedes Mal, wenn Heather Langenkamp irgendeinen Satz sagt, muss ich lachen.
    Der Film ist wieder näher am Original als der Zweite, also ist der Fokus diesmal weniger auf der Gewalt und der unterschwelligen Homosexualität, als auf den Albträume. Hat aber trotzdem schön harte Szenen. Wer's mag, wird, wie ich, große Freude an dem Film haben.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★ Rewatched by Joe DiCanio 09 Nov, 2014

    Rating: B-

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  • Steven Cohen

    ★★★ Watched by Steven Cohen 24 Oct, 2014

    Excerpted from my review of Cinefamily's All-Nighter on Elm Street:

    "...A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, is one of the best in the franchise. Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), the protagonist of the first film, is back to help a new batch of adolescents (including a young Patricia Arquette as Kristen Parker) fight against Freddy. This movie (and the rest of the series) ignores practically every aspect of Freddy’s Revenge, and it is for the best. The action returns…

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  • John Ryan

    ★★★ Rewatched by John Ryan 05 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • reelstonerviews

    ★★★★ Rewatched by reelstonerviews 26 Oct, 2014

    DREAM WARRIORS gets Four Stars if only for it's final act, when the movie turns into a wholly imaginative funhouse-ride. The acting may be inconsistent at best, but most of the actors fill their function well, some of the kids are a lot of fun, and Freddy is still terrifying here.

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  • BilltheThrill

    ★★★½ Watched by BilltheThrill 16 Oct, 2014

    Dream Warriors is not only a pleasant surprise for a horror sequel, but it seriously holds its own and perhaps even rivals the original for the honor of being the best film in the series. My vote goes to the original for being much more scary and starting it all, but Dream Warriors is more fun and has great characters, memorable dialogue, and awesome kills that make it destined for re-watches in the future.

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  • Jacob deNobel

    Rewatched by Jacob deNobel 03 Oct, 2014

    The best of the Elm Street movies. The brilliant move they made here -- and it's baffling that they never realized it -- is they turned the victims into active protagonists. Most horror movies are reactive -- must get away from the killer -- but in this they turn themselves into the Dream Warriors and go after Freddy on his turf. Combine the series' best characters with a wide selection of amazing special effects. The stop-motion Freddy skeleton is a particular highlight.

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