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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son of a Hundred Maniacs...
I practically grew up on watching "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. Been watching them ever since I was little. Freddy Krueger is my all-time favourite horror villain. "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" is probably my personal favourite in the series. It's got a great script, great concept, and it's entertaining as hell. Both chilling and funny, this is a movie...
Published on 7 Oct 2003 by Michael Crane

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3.0 out of 5 stars Return to form for Kruegar and co
After the fairly dismal hotpotch that was 'Freddy's Revenge', 'The Dream Warriors' is a return to the standard set by the original. This is due to a better script, a well-thought out storyline in which we learn more about Freddy's history and also the return of Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson, the sole survivor of Part One. She is, suprisingly, still sane but taking...
Published on 3 July 2001


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5.0 out of 5 stars Son of a Hundred Maniacs..., 7 Oct 2003
This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
I practically grew up on watching "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. Been watching them ever since I was little. Freddy Krueger is my all-time favourite horror villain. "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" is probably my personal favourite in the series. It's got a great script, great concept, and it's entertaining as hell. Both chilling and funny, this is a movie to watch if you want a good time.
This particular "Nightmare on Elm Street" has a rather ingenious storyline; possibly the most creative in the series. The "survivors" of Elm Street are slowly falling victim to Krueger's violent rampage one by one (although the deaths are considered "suicides" by the doctors). Only a few remain alive in a psychiatric ward and they all have similar nightmares. They all dream of a man who is horribly scarred and wears a glove with razor blades for fingers. And they know that he is out to get them. However, these aren't your typical survivors. They have special powers and gifts in their dream world that makes them unique and powerful. These gifts and powers may be the only thing that can stop Freddy once and for all, before he murders each and every one of them.
This one was actually co-written by Wes Craven, the man behind the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." It really shows because this one isn't as funny as the later ones. It's more creepy and scary, too. The movie was very well-directed and written. The actors were great and each of them really made the movie work. And of course, you have to give credit to Robert Englund, who really shines as Freddy. There is no way anybody else could play the part. Englund practically made the role his own.
The DVD doesn't have much to offer, but it does look and sound great. No more having to deal with the mono VHS copy that was recorded in "extended play." The picture is crystal clear, and even a little TOO clear at parts. The new Dolby Digital mix is also really good. You do have the option to listen to it in mono, which is the original theatrical mix. Other than that, no eye-popping extras.
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" is a Freddy movie to remember. Not only is it scary and even funny at times, but it's also very creative and impressive. I'm a fan of all the Freddy flicks, but this one is probably my favourite of them all. This is something recommended for ALL horror-buffs. Then again, all of you horror-buffs have already seen it, now haven't you? Well, then to the rest of you... check it out when you can!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best nightmare!!!!!!, 11 May 2004
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This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
I bought the dvd box set cheap a two years ago and this has to be the stand out title! There are many resons to buy this dvd alone, although it is probably better to purchase the box set (seeing as this stand-alone dvd is half the price of the box set!!!!).
1. Big stars - Laurence Fishburne and Patricia Arquette!!
2. The soundtrack - the Dokken track is a pure 80's classic!
3. Excellent death scenes - 'Welcome to prime-time bitch!'
4. A look into Freddy's past.
5. The 'I can be a supoerhero in my dreams!' end team battle against Freddy is just too cheesy to miss!
There you go.... a star for each of those points. Now buy it, turn off the lights and enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Nightmare, 2 Jun 2003
This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
A simple message: BUY THIS! The first time I watched it I was amazed, shocked and pleased, amazed by its enjoyable atmosphere, shocked by its scares and humor, and pleased that I bought it. Lots of people think the original is the best, but this one takes the original, and creates something much more appealing. I also think it worked because of Wes Cravens return to the nightmare scene, his twisted imagination left to run wild is always a good thing! This is a must buy product for any 'real' horror fan, but dont take freddy too seriously, just think, when hes around, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!!!
5 star rating, great movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proper Sequel To The Original Elm Street, 18 April 2014
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timelord007 (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
Dvd Info.
Running time 93 minutes approx, Region 2 dvd.

Trivia.
1)Film debut of Patricia Arquette.
2)Robert Englund wrote a treatment for this movie it wasn't used.
3)Though the third movie in the franchise this is actually a direct sequel to the original film.
4)First writing credit of Frank Darabont.
5)Chuck Russell directing credits include, The Mask, Eraser & The Blob remake.
6)Although it appears Freddy killed Kristens mum Elaine Parker he did not as she appears in A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 The Dream Master.

Synopsis.
Nancy is one of the survivors of the undead supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger has just accepted a position as a research scientist in dream thearpy at a psychiatric institution were she meets a girl name Kristen who has a unique gift that may hold the key to destroying Freddy Krueger forever.

Nancy helps teach the group of teenage patients at the institute how to control & change the perception of themselves in there dreams as Nancy knows only too well that Springwoods notorious slasher Freddy Krueger is sharpening his razor fingered gloves as he tries to claim the souls of more Elm Street children.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a excellent third movie on par with the original film in my opinion thanks to a excellent script by writer's Wes Craven, Frank Darabont, Bruce Wagner & Chuck Russell.

It's easy to notice that this film has a similar darker tone mirroring the original Elm Street movie as original writer/director Wes Craven had a more creative input co-writing the screenplay on this movie bringing the more sinister disturbing Freddy Krueger back.

Sadly Wes Craven stayed away from the other sequels in this franchise barring his 1994 return with Wes Cravens New Nightmare & the quality of his non involvement shows in parts 2,5,6 with the exception of A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 The Dream Master which was another excellent sequel.

Robert Englund terrifies us once again as Freddy Krueger, The walk, That laugh alone sends shivers down my spine as Robert Englund brings back the darker angrier Freddy of the original film giving a mesmerizing performance as he lures us into his disturbing nightmare world.

Patricia Arquette shows she's going to be a rising talent & delivers a great performance here as Kristen while original star Heather Langenkamp reprising the role of Nancy bookends this film to the original & gives another excellent performance, While actor Laurence Fishburne shows he's destined for great things playing Max.

It is rare for a third film to be as good as the original yet this film does just that as I found this to be on par with the original movie as it delivers spine chilling horror, Good performances by the cast, A terrifying performance by Robert Englund & some gruesome special effects.

This is one Nightmare movie you don't want to miss.

Timelord Rating 8/10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews!, 4 July 2013
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This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
Definitely the second best in the series, Part 3 brings back Nancy, the heroine of the first movie, and happily disregards the events of the awful 'Freddy's Revenge'. Featuring a good cast- Langenkamp, Saxon, Fishburne, Arquette, and a decent script by Frank Darabont, 'Dream Warriors' should not be seen as a rubbish sequel due to its many good points overcoming the handful of bad ones.

Since the events of the first film, Nancy has become a therapist/social worker for disturbed kids, specialising in traumas brought around by nightmares and fantasies. The film is situated mostly in a home/hospital for these kids, with Nancy bringing her expertise when it appears that an old enemy is up to new tricks. At first, the kids do not trust her, but once she reveals that unlike the rest of the doctors, she believes that they are not experiencing some kind of group psychosis, and that she too has been through similar events, they realise she is a powerful ally. It becomes apparent that Freddy is back, and is stalking more kids. The key to stopping Kruger this time lies with the gifts each kid has, a skill only they can bring into the 'dream world' with them, whether it be great strength or magic powers. However, the most powerful gift belongs to Alice, who can bring outsiders into her dreams, meaning they can all fight Freddy together. As they fight for survival, one of Nancy's colleagues, together with her estrnaged father hunt for Kruger's bones to give them a suitable burial which will hopefully end his curse.

Yes, the plot is wildly imaginative, and sometimes flies all over the place, but that is also what made the original original. Again the kids are alone and misunderstood, but it is Nancy who teaches them to have confidence in their own strengths and to not be afraid. The film has many excellent effects, the series begins to show a reliance on gore, and several of the deaths being wonderfully gruesome and effective. There are a decent amount of scares, some good tension is built up, and unlike the other films, we grow to care about these characters and want to see who, if any, will survive. Englund once again steals the show, but the one liners are starting to make an appearance - the more we get to know the bad guy, the less scary he becomes, and soon we are rooting for him and forgetting that he is a child-killing molestor. But luckily this film doesn't go too far down that road. Overall a very good horror film with so many ideas it could have been warranted being split over the course of two films as a nicely rounded trilogy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The bastard son of a 100 maniacs., 20 July 2011
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
Nancy Thompson, survivor of the Elm Street murders is a psychiatrist brought in to help troubled kids at Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital. All of these teens have one thing in common, their dreams are being invaded by someone Nancy knows only too well, Freddy Krueger.

After the abomination bore that was A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, New Line Cinema set about making a better and more truer sequel to 1984's excellent A Nightmare on Elm Street. Recalling series creator Wes Craven, who had bailed after the first film claiming he didn't want a franchise born, and installing the first film's scream queen Heather Langenkamp in a more mature role, New Line meant business. With more budget to hand and Craven aided in the writing by Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell and Bruce Wagner, the end result is arguably the best sequel of what was to become a money spinning franchise.

With a sharp elaborate story focusing on troubled kids, and dealing in themes such as teen suicide, heroin addiction and dream suppressant drugs, all that was needed was authentic location work and the skill to formulate horror sequences worthy of the name. Thankfuly we get both. Some of the disturbing and gruesome methods used by Freddy as he cruelly goes about offing the last of the Elm Street children, are some of the series best. Puppetry, TV and needle point rushes are just a few on offer, while a skeleton sequence harks to the work of one Ray Harryhausen. There's even a nice plot thread involving a nun that puts a bit more meat on Freddie's troubling back story.

But some problems do harm the film. Heather Langenkamp, bless her, was suitably cast in the first film, here she is not. Badly out of sorts trying to convince everyone she's a mature psychiatrist, she's even out acted by the almost worse Craig Wasson as Neil Gordon. One glance at the subsequent post Elm Street 3 career of Langenkamp sadly speaks volumes. She isn't helped tho by the exuberance of the young and upcoming cast around her, led by pivotal Patricia Arquette as Kristen Parker and boasting cool in the form of Bradley Gregg's sleep walker, Phillip. It's with the youngsters that Elm Street 3 is ultimately remembered for, well that and the ingenious ways Krueger tries to off them of course. Laurence Fishburne is also in it but is underused as Max, a hospital orderly with a heart.

This was the last time that an Elm Street movie had some nous about it. Before Krueger became a caricature of a caricature, where a quip became more important than an effective, and intelligently constructed kill. Craven wanted out, but after making a $40 million domestic profit on part 3, it opened up scope for further ventures. Ventures that sadly took the franchise, and its main character down hill fast. 7/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars '' Sorry kid, I don't believe in fairytales''., 31 Dec 2010
This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
The real sequel to Nightmare on Elm Street was arguably this 1987 third installment. What we get here is a tight script, superb SFX especially for its time, and great charcters. Most likeable some dispicable- bottom line the movie works. Oh and of course we have Freddy Krueger- terriozing teens in a mental institute and coming out with classic phrases and one liners. Look closely and you can notice the mistakes, but this is a genuine classic. Not shock horror as in the first movie, but a movie that packs many ideas in but keeps everything uncongested. Easily one of the best of the series. Highly recommened. Freddy kicks ass!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wash your face in my sink, 4 April 2009
This review is from: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [DVD] (DVD)
Arguably the best in the Elm Street series, Dream Warriors even inspired a band to name themselves after it! More inventive and better thought out than parts 4 and 5, and just better than the dire part 2; the third installment benefits from some impressive special effects and restrained direction; not to mention an energetic cast and early appearances from modern movie heavyweights Laurence 'Larry' Fishburne and Patricia Arquette (part of that last sentence may be erroneous). Overall an atmospheric and eerie installment in the franchise and well worth seeing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Return to form for Kruegar and co, 3 July 2001
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After the fairly dismal hotpotch that was 'Freddy's Revenge', 'The Dream Warriors' is a return to the standard set by the original. This is due to a better script, a well-thought out storyline in which we learn more about Freddy's history and also the return of Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson, the sole survivor of Part One. She is, suprisingly, still sane but taking tablets that prevent her dreaming, and is now a psychiatrist who happens upon a group of mentally-disturbed teenagers who are all having very similar nightmares... The performances in this film aren't bad at all, considering the genre; Langenkamp in particular is very good and Robert England, relishing his role as Freddy, is still on the right side of frightening although you can see the beginnings of the wise-cracking 'comic' Freddy would later become. Ignoring the rather naff 80s soundtrack, this film is well worth a look and will probably make even the most cynical of viewers jump.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Full of holes (but fun anyway!), 12 Mar 2014
This review is from: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (DVD)
I watched the Nightmare on Elm Street saga when it first came out. And I loved it. Now, some years later, I can see all the – many – things wrong with it. But I still love it anyway.

It’s fair to say that if you’re into your horror movies then you probably enjoyed the first Nightmare film, about a child-killer who continues his deadly activities by invading the dreams of his young victims. However, most die-hards hated the first sequel (which had no input from the franchise’s mastermind, Wes Craven). So, in Part III, Craven returns to take creative control. And it helps.

We meet the last children from Elm Street, now traumatised and in a mental institution, still being picked off by Freddy Kruger. The title of ‘Part III’ is ‘Dream Warriors.’ This relates to how the kids are banding together to use their ‘dream powers’ to help defeat their nemesis. However, I find that title a little misleading. They aren’t what I’d call ‘warriors!’ They’re a bit useless really. And bland. In fact, the film’s ‘star’ is easily Freddy himself, who steals every scene with his delicious evilness.

You can either pick the film apart for its shortcomings, or just enjoy the imaginative dream scenes where Freddy pops up and ‘offs’ another teen. It’s silly and fun – not scary, but there are a few ‘yucky’ moments (the ‘puppet scene’ still looks pretty grisly to this day!).
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