A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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

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Built tremendously within its dramatic dashes of practical effects and gore, this third and best sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street is without a doubt one of the most fun supernatural slashers ever ejected onto screen, sustained successfully by its attempt at recollecting the fun and terror that once dissipated with the sequel that came before. Puppeteering hasn't looked much finer and/or frightful, and at the hands of Freddy it's pure delight—this flick might just have my favorite use of unique deaths and adrenaline, incorporating a badass team of kids who fight the iconic villain together in their dreams—tell me, how can it get better than that? Dream Warriors is simply a surreal invasion of Freddy and his tricks, all the while next to great singular characters that are connected by this dark figure. It's plain fun inside the dream sequences and even outside with Nancy's return; it sooner gets better with her entanglement inside the dreams, too. Overall, this film is no doubt Freddy's best return, and indeed, "what a rush!"


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