A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsDirector: Chuck Russell
The best of the Elm Street sequels, this creepy, surreal fantasy features terrific effects, a fine young cast, and an air of grim fatalism that sets it apart from its giggly successors. Patricia Arquette stars as Kristen, whose nightmare leads to a slashed wrist which looks suspiciously like a suicide attempt. She is placed in a hospital psychiatric ward with a/i>… See more details below
The best of the Elm Street sequels, this creepy, surreal fantasy features terrific effects, a fine young cast, and an air of grim fatalism that sets it apart from its giggly successors. Patricia Arquette stars as Kristen, whose nightmare leads to a slashed wrist which looks suspiciously like a suicide attempt. She is placed in a hospital psychiatric ward with a group of six other troubled teens who all dream about the same horribly burned man (Robert Englund) trying to kill them. Perhaps the most unusual thing about this picture, however, is the unexpected depth of sadness running through it. There are some achingly sweet moments in this otherwise frightening film which, though not disruptive, are impossible to analyze. The first and most bizarre of these is Heather Langenkamp's entrance, which inexplicably causes most viewers to get misty-eyed, and there are several similar scenes throughout the film. One answer can be found in the sensitive direction of Chuck Russell, who emphasizes the tragedy and utter hopelessness in these kids' lives and manages to wring some unexpectedly perceptive turns from his cast. This is a film in which a great deal of care was obviously lavished on individual scenes (the sets are outstanding) and performances. The results are well worth repeated viewings, and prove that sequels don't necessarily have to be inferior films.
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Cast & Crew
|Heather Langenkamp||Nancy Thompson|
|Patricia Arquette||Kristen Parker|
|Priscilla Pointer||Dr. Elizabeth Simms|
|Craig Wasson||Dr. Neil Goldman|
|Robert Englund||Freddy Krueger|
|Brooke Bundy||Elaine Parker|
|John Saxon||Lt. John Thompson|
|Clayton Landey||Lorenzo, Orderly|
|Kristin Clayton||Little Girl|
|Zsa Zsa Gabor||Herself|
|Michael Rougas||Priest in Church|
|Jack Shea||Priest in Cemetery|
|Paul Kent||Dr. Carver|
|Melanie Doctors||Girl in Cemetery|
|Angelo Badalamenti||Score Composer|
|James R. Barrows||Set Decoration/Design|
|Charles Bernstein||Score Composer|
|Chris Biggs||Makeup Special Effects|
|Greg Cannom||Makeup Special Effects|
|Greg Cannon||Special Effects|
|Peter M. Chesney||Special Effects|
|Wes Craven||Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Don Dokken||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|William Fiege||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ken Harrison||Score Composer|
|Dream Quest Images||Special Effects|
|Niki Marvin||Associate Producer|
|Matthew Mungle||Special Effects|
|William R. Perry||Stunts|
|D. Kerry Prior||Special Effects|
|Camile Schroeder||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Mark Shostrom||Makeup Special Effects|
|C.J. Strawn||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Mick Strawn||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Bruce Wagner||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Roy H. Wagner||Cinematographer|
|Kevin Yagher||Special Effects|
|Hoyt Yeatman||Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor|
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My Childhood Nightmare Some childhood memories stick with you into adulthood and often influence decisions you make later in life. For example, movies we have seen may persuade us not to watch those types of movies as we get older. Horror movies are films I can honestly say do not have a place in my DVD collection at home, and it is all because of one film. The Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors is the reason I do not watch horror movies. The movie is about a child murderer and rapist named Freddy Krueger who was killed in a fire by the parents of the kids he murdered. He then comes from the dead to haunt the dreams of the children who survived and the children of the parents who killed him. In their dreams, he tortures them in twisted ways and eventually they meet horrible deaths. The movie goes on to make many sequels because of the fact that Freddy can’t be destroyed. Freddy Krueger is a terrifying character. As a child, I remember being afraid to look at him. His skin was badly burned from the fire he was killed in. He wore an old worn out hat and a dull green and red striped sweater. His right hand bore a glove with long razor sharp knives as fingers. Thinking back, I believe it was the glove on his hand that terrified me the most. Freddy was always laughing and taking pleasure in the calamity that he caused which made him even scarier. I remember having dreams of him stabbing me in the gut like he did one of the unfortunate characters in the movie. Those visions still haunt me to this day, and as an adult I still will not watch this movie, or any other horror film for that matter. Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors in a sense was a very well plotted movie despite its gruesomeness. The scenes were dark and eery and gave the feeling of actually being there with the characters in their in their nightmares. As the characters walked through the halls of Freddy’s childhood home in their nightmares, the suspense keeps me guessing as to what is around the corner. Freddy always came up with original ways to frighten his victims by feeding off their deepest fears. The music was very scary and intense. There was a song that the ghost of the dead children would sing to the characters. It started off like “One, two Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four you better lock the door.” At the end the children would sing, “Nine, ten never sleep again.” That taunting song alone gave me nightmares. I was afraid to fall asleep for fear of Freddy haunting my dreams. Although Freddy sometimes had some cheesy catch phrases, that aspect does not take away from his overall fright factor. When I was growing up, my parents forbade me from watching horror movies. Back then, I thought they were just being mean and unfair. Now, I realize that sneaking and watching them was a bad idea and I should have listened to them. Freddy Krueger truly scared me as a child and influenced my decision to stay away from horror films for good.
The Dream Warriors was an awesome horror flick with Freddy Kruger and the girl from the orginail Night Mare On Elm Street Nancy her charter name wow the dream warriors was really cool i like the 3rd one NightMare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors you totally rule love it!
The Nightmare advanced in this chapter. Nancy returns in this one. She's become a psychiatrist and a specialist in pattern nightmares. In the hospital she works with a group of teens who all share a common element. Among the group is a girl named Kristen. She has a special gift. She can pull others into her dreams. When Freddy attacks her she calls for Nancy. Revealing to Nancy that the teens are the last of the Elm Street children and that Freddy has returned for them. Nancy's knowledge of dreams has advanced since her last encounter with Krueger. At some point everyone has had a dream power - an ability that makes the dreamer stronger in the dream than in real life. Nancy trains the others to utilize their Dream Powers even in a Freddy Dream. One was a Wizard, another had Super Strength, next became a Bad Ass Punk, Kristen was an Olympic Level Gymnast. Freddy's origins are also revealed in this chapter. Freddy's mom had been a young girl who was accidently locked in a psych ward with the criminally insane. Before she was found she'd been rape 100's of times. Freddy Krueger was the Son of 100 maniacs. In the final battle Nancy, Kristen and others link up in a single dream. Using their powers they go after Freddy. They become the Dream Warriors. Several fall in battle, including Nancy. She fights Freddy until her last breath. This is a great chapter in the series.
In Nightmare 3,the last of the Elm.Street kids are all in a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with unspeakable horrors.The kids' only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson(girl from Nightmare 1),who helps them battle the psycho on his own hellsih turf. This is a great Nightmare movie and is really entertaining and thrilling.Freddy is the man!
It isn't as good as the original (ofcourse)but it is alot better then some of the other sequels to Nightmare On Elm Street.
This is my favorite installment besides the first one and the fourth installment it sheds more light on the last of the elm street kids and freddy. A must see for any fan
If you want to see the best Nightmares, see the ones with Heather Langenkamp. She is hot(if you're a guy) and if youre a girl you'll just love her acting. The first movie is definetely the best, but the 3rd and 7th follow right after. I have seen them all except for number 5 and im just DYING to see it. In this one, Nancy finds herself going to the psychiactric ward because her job is a Dream studier. There is a girl (Arquette) that has been having Freddy dreams. She is now in a group with other kids having dreams. They start to get picked off one by one, and Nancy is the only one who can save them.