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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is What Part 2 Should’ve Been

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors is actually a solid, competently made sequel that should’ve been the direct follow-up from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street instead of Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge. There isn’t anything awfully laughable or cringy in this movie that most horror sequels will often suffer from. It conclusively, offers an exceptional add-on story in the Freddy Krueger saga. All the actors/actresses give strong performances, however, the film suffers partially because of character development. This movie would’ve really benefited from a more thorough and thought-out script, so I could actually have something to emotionally latch onto throughout the movie’s runtime. The film seems to be more dependent on the kills and action set-pieces—especially towards the finale—rather than the plot itself, which is massively holding it back from being “great.” That being said, Dream Warriors is still one of the better horror sequels I’ve seen, and certainly provides some of the most creatively wicked kills (AND THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM!!!) this franchise has had yet to offer. (Verdict: B-) 

Side-note: I love it when retro horror movies use Stop-Motion in their live-action sequences. It looks cheap but at the same time, satisfying?

Two Words: Laurence Fishburne

This movie is a part of my list: Ranking The Nightmare On Elm Street Films From Best To Worst 

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