Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 23: 31 Days of Horror: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is my favorite Freddy Krueger horror film, the others lack a certain something that the first one had. However, I'll admit that I did enjoy Dream Warriors, but mainly because of the setting and that it kind of continues on from where the first one began.

Dream Warriors takes place in a psychiatric hospital. A group of teenagers, who are all surviving victims of Freddy's, go here in order to learn how to take control of their dreams. Nancy Thompson, Freddy's main victim and nemesis in the first Nightmare movie, has grown up now and is a psychiatrist at the hospital who specializes in dream therapy. She tries to help the teens cope with their fear of Freddy and to teach them how to overcome him. However, this proves to be a very difficult task, especially when Freddy ends up capturing one of the teens. Will Nancy and the others be able to work together to save their friend and end the nightmare for good? Only way to find out is to watch the film!

Freddy is a lot more menacing in this film than he is with the others. He's also a bit more creative in his kills than he was in the beginning. I think it was smart to bring Nancy back into the film, since she played such a huge role in the first. This film is entertaining and definitely worth watching, but only after you've watched the first. Great slasher film and sequel.


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