A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Saturday, June 10
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1hr 36mins // directed by:Chuck Russell // featuring:Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Heather Lagenkamp // 35mm

"Sleep. Those little slices of Death. How I loathe them." - Edgar Allan Poe

The last of the Elm Street kids are now at a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with unspeakable horrors. Their only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson (Heather Lagenkamp from the original Nightmare), who helps them battle the supernatural psycho on his own hellish turf. Led by the newly admitted Kristen (Patricia Arquette), who has the ability to bring others into her dreams, these dream warriors are about to give Freddy a nightmare of his own.   

One of the best films in the Nightmare series, director Chuck Russell's Dream Warriors tears ahead of the previous installments with some horrifically imaginative kills. Lets face it, the giant Freddy-worm, the syringe hands ("what a rush"), and the "Welcome to Prime-time" kill, all make the simple blade-wielding slashers look a bit uninspired. (Any murder that includes the use of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor as red herring is one for the record books.) Sure to be a blast on the big screen, with equal parts gore, laughs, and scares, you'd do best not to sleep on this one!