Grab a Crucifix

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is the first decent sequel in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. It’s easy to see why, since Wes Craven returned to write (but not direct) the movie. After nothing of importance in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Freddy has returned once more. This time he sets his sights on the remaining children of Elm Street. From the parents who burned him alive, as explained in the first movie.

What makes A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors especially notable is that original final girl Nancy Thompson returns. Grey streak and all. Which makes things feel a lot more personal. Speaking of personal, a mysterious nun also informs us of the messed up circumstances surrounding Freddy’s birth. Nancy is now a therapist who consoles the remaining troubled teens at a mental health hospital. Freddy Krueger returns to his roots of being both creative and comedic. Using a variety of unique killing techniques including, turning into a giant snake, using puppet strings, morphing into a TV, and syringe fingers.

However, Nancy helps the group of teens to better control their dreams. Thus giving them superhuman powers that match Freddy’s. Giving the movie more of a fantasy feel. The violence is just more brutal and there’s actual nudity. There are also performances from a young Laurence Fishburne and Patricia Arquette. She plays final girl Kristen, a girl with the ability to bring people into her dreams. SPOILER ALERT! Nancy sadly dies, but she manages to deliver the final blow and kill Freddy once and for all. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is very creative and a far more worthy sequel.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors

Freddy pulls out syringes

Preceded by: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge & Followed by: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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