A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Synopsis: Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all.
Director(s): Chuck Russell
Production: Media Home Entertainment
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Are you crazy?

You'll wake up

the whole neighborhood.

-Hi, Mom.

-Don't "Hi, Mom" me.

What are you still doing up?

lt's past 1:

-l thought l'd wait for you.

-Well, l'm home.

Now you can get to sleep.

Come on.


l'm really not tired.

Kristen, don't start with me.

You know what your shrink said.

He's full of it.

l'm not going to let you

get me into an argument.

Now get to sleep.

Mom, l'm still having

those awful dreams.


where do you keep the bourbon?

l'll be right down.

l've got a guest.

And you don't want

to keep him waiting?

That's right. l don't.

Good night.

One, two,

Freddy's coming for you

Three, four,

better lock your door

Five, six, grab a crucifix

Seven, eight, gonna stay up late

Nine, ten, never sleep again

One, two,

Freddy's coming for you

Three, four,

better lock your door

Five, six, grab a crucifix

Seven, eight, gonna stay up late

Nine, ten...

Hi. What's your name?

Kristen. What's yours?

What is this place?

l got to go now.

Wait, little girl.

Don't go in there!

Little girl?

This is where he takes us.

Come on. We're going.

Freddy's home.

Put me down. You're hurting me.

And in local news, two more

teenage deaths have occurred...

both suicides.

County health officials

are at a loss to explain...

this alarming trend.

Nothing like a little

cheery news to start the day.

Doc, l got a new theory

about all these suicides.

Don't hold back on us, Max.

We need all the help we can get.

lt's f***ed-up chromosomes.

Think about it.

All their parents dropped acid

during the sixties.

lt beats Simms' theory.

She thinks it's sex,

drugs, and rock 'n' roll.


That's what keeps people alive.

Hi, Taryn.

You don't look so hot, kid.

Are you getting some sleep?

l didn't think so.

Good morning, Dr. Gordon.

Good morning, Jennifer.

How are the burns?

Regular, menthol, ultra-light.

They're healing up nicely.

l've been good. When do l get

my cigarette privileges back?

Don't hold your breath.


-Hey, Doc.

How is he?

He's cooling down.

lf he continues having

these outbursts...

l'll have to have him

isolated permanently.

Don't worry.

lt won't come to that.

l read the report

on the new staff member.

What did you think?

l don't understand why

some grad school superstar...

is being treated

like a seasoned pro.

She's doing ground-breaking

research on pattern nightmares.

We don't need any outside help.

l know these kids.

l don't want some hotshot

taking chances with them...

just so she can get published.

Dr. Gordon, Dr. Simms,

to examination, stat.

This is ridiculous.

l know my daughter.

She's just trying

to get some attention.

l won't play one of her

little games with her.

Suicide attempt.

Just down from Country General.

-What's her name?

-Kristen Parker.

She was fine

until we tried sedating her.

She tore her stitches out.

Kristen, we want to help you!

Hold her.

l'm Dr. Gordon.

l want to help you.

Be careful, Max!

Back off, Max.

Kristen, put the scalpel down.

Nobody's going to hurt you.

Five, six, grab your crucifix

Seven, eight,

better stay up late

Nine, ten, never, never...

Never sleep again.

Where did you learn that rhyme?

Tell me about the kids.

Well, they're survivors

in a way.

They're all severely

sleep disordered--

insomnia, narcolepsy,


But the nightmares

are their common thread?


They share a group delusion--

a boogieman,

for lack of a better word.

They're so traumatized...

they'll do almost anything

not to sleep.


We lost a kid a month ago

to Fairview.

l don't know where

he got the razors...

but he cut off his own eyelids

to stay awake.

Oh, God.

Shook the kids up pretty badly.

By the way, that was great work

with the new patient.

Pretty smooth for an intern.

l have had some experience

with pattern nightmares.

l've got to get going.

Let me help you.


-You're welcome.

Now, be sure

that you check in with Max.

He'll give you

the whole twenty-five-cent tour.

l'll see you later.

Oh, Miss Thompson...

You can call me Nancy.

You call me Neil.

What was that nursery rhyme

all about?

lt was just something

that the kids say...

to keep the...boogieman away.

Anyway, that's group therapy.

This whole wing

is devoted to the program.

l guess...yeah.

You can use this office

for the time being.

This will be fine.

l'll have you set up

in your own space...

by the end of the week.

The patients' rooms

are down this way.

This is Phillip.

We call him "The Walker."

-Why is that?

-Because l sleepwalk.

A perfectly normal event

that our illustrious staff...

loves to theorize about


Phillip, this is Nancy.

Hi. Welcome to the snake pit.


Nice work.

They really ought to be carved

out of wood...

but they won't let me have

a knife.

l might, you know...

This lump over here is Kincaid.

Take a good look.

He gets himself thrown in

the quiet room so often...

you probably won't see

a lot of him.

l do it so l don't have to look

at your ugly face all the time.

l love you, too.

Nice meeting you.

They're really good kids,

but don't let them fool you.

They're dangerous--

to themselves and to each other.

Hi, Joey.

Why, thank you.

-Hey, Marcie. How you doing?


These going to "C" Ward?

l'll walk you down.

See you later, Joey.

Mrs. Parker, was Kristen

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Wes Craven

Wesley Earl Craven was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and editor, who was known for his pioneering work in the horror genre, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humor and satire. The cultural impact and influence of his work have dubbed him a “Master of Horror”. more…

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