Horror 101 – Episode 64: Nightmare III – Dream Warriors

Horror 101 – Episode 64: Nightmare III – Dream Warriors – April 26th, 2017

If you think you’ll get out alive, You must be dreaming.

Welcome back to the Horror 101 show. Our April Threequel podcast brings us to dreamland. This is the first time we’ve dedicated an entire show to that Nightmare spectre, Fred Kreuger. Those of you who grew up in the 80s remember the sensation that was Nightmare III. It dominated the VHS new release aisle, filling entire walls with copies of this rental favourite. It was Chuck Russel’s directorial debut, helming a script which gave Frank Darabont his first writing credit. A lot of talented people cut their teeth on this project which has become a fan favourite. Nightmare III took huge risks and became a game changer in the Elm Street franchise by taking Freddy out of the shadows and forever creating a horror legend of slapstick mayhem and death.

Nancy from the first film returns to find several youngsters committed for suicide attempts, claiming a man in their dreams is trying to kill them. Recognizing these children as the last of the Elm Street kids she wakes up their inner dream gifts and uses them as weapons against the Dream Stalker who is already slicing through the field. Will they band together to finally put an end to the Freddy menace or will they all fall victim to the Springwood Slasher. Join us as we give the Horror 101 treatment to Nightmare III: Dream Warriors

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

01:00 Prelude to Terror…
04:00 Remembering Part 2…
07:00 Beginning with the usual M.O.
09:05 Larry Fishburn…
10:10 Nancy appears…
13:28 The Freddy Worm…
15:14 Death of the Sleep Walker…
18:00 Authority creating danger…
19:53 “Welcome to Prime Time, Bitch!”
22:00 Are you ready for the truth?
24:10 The Bastard Son of a Hundred Maniacs…
27:15 John Saxon returns…
28:15 Freddy’s first hostage…
30:20 The Dream Warriors last stand…
33:30 The souls of the children…
34:50 The Harryhausen Skeleton effect…
35:55 Death of an Arch-Nemesis…
37:35 Scoring the film…
39:50 Conclusion! Thanks for listening!

Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors (1987)

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Wes Craven … (screenplay)
Bruce Wagner … (screenplay)
Frank Darabont … (screenplay)
Chuck Russell … (screenplay)

Starring:

Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson
Craig Wasson as Neil Gordon
Patricia Arquette as Kristen Parker
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
Laurence Fishburne as Max (as Larry Fishburne)
John Saxon as Thompson




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