"Welcome to prime time, bitch!"
In which the series really hits its stride, fully embracing the boundless possibilities of dreams. My personal favorite of the Nightmare films, which expands the mythology of Freddy, while introducing fantasy action elements into the (still scary) horror scenes.
One of the best FX showcases of all time: Cutting edge 80s gore mixed with Harryhausen style monsters makes for a pretty delightful cocktail. And Freddy's nightmare house is some iconic, impressive design work.
Fun concept, with characters that you don't actually want to see sliced up. Bringing Nancy and her dad back was a smart move, with the audience familiarity adding a little more weight to it.
Weirdly, I think the weak link is Angelo Badalamenti? Someone's gonna take me to task for that, but I don't think it's one of his more effective scores. Luckily, you get Dokken's "Dream Warriors" to balance things out.