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Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

1987 / d. Chuck Russel
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DREAM WARRIORS is, without a doubt, a high-point in the franchise. Set in the psychiatric ward of a hospital, another group of troubled teens must band together to fight off old Fred, whose hunger for souls has become insatiable. Classic kills, good performances by the cast, and a bit more backstory on Krueger make this essential viewing for horror fans. Also, watch out for the appearance by the very young Lawrence Fishburne.

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Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

1985 / d. Jack Sholder
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Gimpy sequel which pales in comparison to the brilliance of the first film. FREDDY’S REVENGE brings us back to 1428 Elm Street, where the infamous Mr. Krueger is once again scheming a way to increase his bodycount. This time: by crossing over into the real world by using a (questionably gay) teenager as his vessel. Hokey-ness abounds, but some memorable scenes — including dogs with babyfaces — make this one a guilty pleasure. Watch at your own risk.

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Nightmare on Elm Street, A (2010)

2010 / d. Samuel Bayer
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A decent jaunt in the realm of remakery, this one stays reasonably close to the spirit and storyline of the original. Though generally not well received by horror fans (as is usually the case with remakes), in this reviewer’s opinion the film makes for a more-than-decent watch. Plentious gore, creative new twists on classic scenes, solid filmmaking, and an excellent performance by Jackie Earle Haley (of WATCHMEN fame).