A Nightmare on Elm Street
The third installment in the "Nightmare on Elm Street"
series. In a medical facility, seven teenagers who have constant nightmares
about child murderer Freddy Krueger undergo monitoring for sleep disorders. But
nothing that anyone does seems to help them -- until Nancy Thompson, the heroine
of the first movie, joins the medical staff. She suggests that they try a new
drug, which inhibits dreaming, on the youngsters. The gullible doctor-in-charge
opposes this treatment, forcing Nancy to fight both him and a suspicious nurse
in order to save the teens. Meanwhile, Freddy gleefully unleashes one
horror-filled image after another to traumatize the patients ... till they fear
that this is one nightmare they'll never wake up from again.
The third installment featuring the fiendish
monster Freddy Krueger. This time Freddy terrorizes a group of Elm
street kids confined to a mental hospital for sleep disorders and
suicide attempts. Naturally Freddy's presence isn't what the
Budget estimate $4.3 million.
Shot on location in California, in DeLuxe color. Began shooting
October 15, 1986. Released in USA February 27, 1987.
Reviewed in the New York Times 2/27/1987.
Directorial debut of Chuck Russell who, a year later, also
directed the 1988 remake of "The Blob," the 1958 camp
classic film starring actor Steve McQueen.
Charles Bernstein, who composed the score for the first movie,
contributed additional music for this film.
The Elite Entertainment laserdisc version (Cat. #EE-3563) also
includes the film's original theatrical trailer.
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.
"...The film's dream sequences are
ingenious, and they feature some remarkable nightmare
"...A cannily conceived follow-up in the
hit series....The legion of special effects experts working here
more than deliver their goods..."
"...The morbid tone of the original has
given way to horror comedy set off by quite spectacular
imaginative fantasy sequences..."
Color; Dolby Surround AC-3 Sound; Digitally Re-Mastered;
Surround Sound; Digital Sound; Stereo Sound; Letter Boxed;
Closed Captioned; English Subtitled; Widescreen