Thursday, December 9, 2010

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)

By some stroke of Hollywood luck, eight children of the parents who originally killed Freddy are now all unknowingly patients (and staff) at the same psychiatric hospital and in group therapy together!  Talk about coincidence!

Anyway, so everybody is conveniently located at the same hospital together and after Freddy kills a few people they realize what's going on and decide to fight back using Patricia Arquette's ability to pull people into her dreams and Ken Sagoes' ability to call Krueger a "burnt-face pussy".

I always enjoyed Part 3, but watching it again now for the first time in a few years, it's definitely starting to get long in the tooth.  Also, I forgot how annoying Arquette's screeching is.  Mediocre pace, nice special effects, Freddy losing a blade off his glove, CRITTERS and ALONE IN THE DARK on TV, an awesome (and underused) Freddy snake creature, one attractive topless nurse with cool 80's hair, zero gore, a little blood, Freddy popping off a couple of one-liners, Laurence Fishburne in a minor role, Freddy folding his blades in before they hit a wall, Freddy moving his needle blades so they'll line up with the close-up that followed.

That main poster makes me wish somebody would make a unrated animated Freddy movie. Just look at that ball with the spikes! I didn't see that shit in the movie!

Part 1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Part 2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Part 4 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Part 5 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Part 6 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Part 7 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Remake 1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy vs Jason

Freddy missing a blade.

Laurence Fishburne watching CRITTERS.