Wes Craven returns to the "Nightmare" fold and introduces a truly depraved origin story for Freddy, as well as a strong religious bent that may or may not work. Director Chuck Russel delivers a stylish-looking film, with topnotch Eighties practical effects, but the film never pushes the "Dream Warriors" concept far enough and, like most slasher movie series, this starts to feel like a case of diminishing returns.
As far as endless horror movie sequels go, this is easily among the best, with an original story, likable cast, and some inventive set pieces and special effects. Maybe not anything extraordinary, but great entertainment for horror fans and a worthy follow up to the first film.
This is one of the better entries in this franchise and is almost on par with the first one. The cast works well together here and the special effects are on point and it helps that this is a very thrilling film too that offers even more inventive kills and of course Freddy's snarky one liners.
Entertaining 80´s cheese flick and the best ANOES sequel in my opinion. The casting is quite good although the acting is pretty unconvincing in parts exept for Wasson and Fishburne who put in decent efforts. The score is kinda good and the FX are stellar for its´ time.
This used to be my favorite in the series. First watched in 2004 after Parts 1, 2 and 7. It used the one-by-one quality of slasher films and brought back Nancy. What more could I ask for? Now however, I see how much more dated the Elm Street series is. On its own, Dream Warriors is a fun time-waster, but can be dull and obvious. The cast is strong. Though Freddy's mythos is expanded the atmosphere is greatly reduced.
I love the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, even the bad ones where Freddy focused more on his stand up routine instead of killing teenagers. Out of all the sequels and remakes this one has always stood out to me. In every other Nightmare film the characters are just there to be slaughtered. However in this film you actually care and feel for the characters, they don't just represent a body count.