Somehow A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors has always been just a bit more enjoyable than the typical horror sequel.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's a shame this is about as good as it got for the series...
...the mental-hospital setting [is] certainly a refreshing change from the suburban atmosphere that dominated the first two films.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The burn-faced night stalker simply doesn't make the impression here as he did in the former two installments
| Original Score: 2/4
Arguably the most imaginative of the horror franchise, with a fair number of truly resonant scenes.
| Original Score: 3/5
First-time director Russell sustains the legend's success with the help of a workable plot and some first-rate special effects.
Freddy is a vital killer who brings a sense of creepy fun to his demented work - moviegoers actually like the guy. The nightmares themselves are another reason for the series' success.
Debuting director Chuck Russell elicits poor performances from most of his thesps, making it difficult to differentiate between pic's comic relief and unintended howlers.
A great sequel
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The Slasher genre took a different direction with this sarcastic killer who delights in torturing his victims, simulating the nightmares we all experience.
Parts of it work extraordinarily well for a horror film of this vintage. And parts of it don't particularly work at all.
| Original Score: 7/10
A creepy score and Russell's sure grasp of the skewed logic of nightmares helps to sustain the ambiguity between the 'real' and 'dream' worlds, while Englund's Freddie now fits like a glove.
The best 'Elm Street' film next to the 1984 original....Freddy's finest moment since his debut
| Original Score: 3/5
Can you not love this?
The film's dream sequences are ingenious, and they feature some remarkable nightmare images and special effects.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The best of the "Nightmare" series
| Original Score: 4/5
This is when Freddy stopped being scary. Still has its moments, in a fantasy, rather than horror, sort of way.
Easily the best of the sequels till A New Nightmare, but still nowhere near the original
about as good as this series ever got, but that's not exactly high praise
| Original Score: 2/5
This is filmmaking by the numbers, without soul.
| Original Score: 1.5/4