Now that’s a classy title screen.
That’s more like it!
Oh yeah, this is the Elm Street movie that really establishes the “mythos” — the first movie was just a smart movie about nightmares and stuff, and the second movie was… nothing… but then this movie takes a hard look at the first movie and creates this whole… thing… using that as a basis.
If I remember correctly.
Hey! She’s back!
It’s Cowboy Curtis!
It’s really 80s — I like that.
This movie, like, distills what made the first movie work: If you fall asleep, you’re in a really scary world where you’re powerless, and that really resonates.
But then this movie is about banding together and vanquishing the evil, which is a really smart move, too — for a final movie in a series, but then again, this isn’t.
Is that the talk show guy…? I guess not.
The scares are pretty inventive. They don’t really seem like actual nightmares, though.
Oh yeah, in this movie Krueger is the result of a gruesome rape. I think they backed off from that in later movies? It’s perhaps not the best origin story for a gruesome villain?
It’s not very scary, but it’s kinda inventive? And while there are large portions of this movie that drag, there’s some parts that are pretty entertaining.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Chuck Russell. 1987. ⚃