• A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: August 22nd, 2000

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all.

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Craig Wasson, Laurence Fishburne, Priscilla Pointer, Robert Englund, Brooke Bundy, Rodney Eastman

Director: Chuck Russell

Genres: Horror

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Growing up, 1980s, Death, Underdog, Hospital, Escape, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    The entire Nightmare on Elm Street oeuvre has been hailed by critics as a fascinating exercise in id projection and Freudian cant, which helps explain why criticism is in low regard. A better reason to see Dream Warriors, if indeed there is one, is that it's really pretty gross and neat. [06 Mar 1987, p.D2]

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's slick, it has impressive production values and the acting is appropriate to the material. So why did I find myself so indifferent to the movie? Maybe because it never generated any sympathy for its characters. This is filmmaking by the numbers, without soul. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Of Course A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is repulsive. That is its primary attraction. All right-thinking people will steer clear. But wrong-thinkers with a taste for the grotesque will be in heaven, or the nearest satanic equivalent. [27 Feb 1987]

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