A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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

Except for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, I haven't seen any of the sequels since the VHS era. Today I finally upgraded to the the british blu-ray collection! I really like Part 2 but A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors might be the best of the sequels. Craven was involved with the script and Heather Langenkamp is once again present as Nancy, now a doctor who wants to help a new group of teenagers at a psychiatric hospital to escape the terrors of Freddy Krueger. There are a lot of familiar faces in early roles, Frank Darabont has his first full-length feature writing credit and Chuck Russell is directing his first movie the year before he made one of the best remakes out there, The Blob. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 tells a good sequel story and there are a lot of memorable death scenes and nightmare sequences. Overall the acting is mostly above average for a sequel and it's fun to see John Saxon again reprise his role as Nancy's father. It's one of the darker contributions (without the sometimes a little too humorous approach by Mr. Krueger himself) to the series, I wonder how it would turn out if Craven's original script was used. Well, it doesn't matter now, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is really good stuff and I look forward to watch the other sequels in hi-def!

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