A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
If you think you'll get out alive, You must be dreaming.
( Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi )

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Poster

US Runtime: 96 min

Premiere Date:
Feb 27, 1987   [USA]
Director: Chuck Russell
Writers: Wes Craven   [also story]
Frank Darabont
Chuck Russell
Bruce Wagner   [also story]
Producers: Wes Craven   [Executive Producer]
Stephen Diener   [Executive Producer]
Niki Marvin   [Associate Producer]
Sara Risher   [Co-Producer]
Robert Shaye   [Producer]
Rachel Talalay   [Line Producer]
Steve Thompson   [Associate Producer]
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography: Roy H. Wagner
Production Companys: Heron Communications
New Line Cinema
Smart Egg Pictures


Heather Langenkamp
Nancy Thompson
Craig Wasson
Dr. Neil Gordan
Patricia Arquette
Kristen Parker
Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger
Ken Sagoes
Roland Kincaid
Rodney Eastman
Joey Crusel
Ira Heiden
Laurence Fishburne
Penelope Sudrow
Jennifer Caulfield
John Saxon
Donald Thompson
Priscilla Pointer
Dr. Elizabeth Simms
Clayton Landey
Brooke Bundy
Elaine Parker
Kristen Clayton
Little Girl
Rozlyn Sorrell
Nurse #2
Nan Martin
Sister Mary Helena/Amanda Krueger
Stacey Alden
Dick Cavett
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Michael Rougas
Priest in Church
Jack Shea
Priest in Cemetery
Paul Kent
Dr. Carver
Mary Brown
Melanie Doctors
Girl in Cemetery
Donna Durham
Girl in Crowd


Andrew Barrett
Doug Beswick
animator: stopmotion
Wes Craven
character creator
John Doherty
best boy
Shane D. Kelly
Dan Perri
second unit director
Donna R. Schultz
Joseph Turrin

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$4,000,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


  • Nancy Thompson: I used to live in this house.
    Kristen Parker: But that's just a house I dream about.
  • Kristen Parker: The man in my dreams... he's real, isn't he?
    Nancy Thompson: He's real!
  • Freddy Kruger: I said, where's the f**king bourbon?
  • Freddy Kruger: Welcome to prime time, bitch!
  • Kristen Parker: One, two, freddy's coming for you. Three, Four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab a crucifix. Seven, eight, better stay up late. Nine, ten, never... never...
    Nancy Thompson: Never sleep again. Where did you learn that rhyme?


  • When the clay puppet face turns into Freddy's, special-effects man Doug Beswick used stop-motion animation. Filming began with a clay Freddy face that was made plainer in each frame. The result was then run backwards, and that is what appears in the final cut of the film.
  • The scene in which Neil Gordon (Craig Wasson) is thrown into the grave and partially buried by the skeleton of Freddy is a tribute to Body Double, in which Wasson's character is similarly buried alive.
  • Freddy Krueger's famous line, "Welcome to prime time, bitch" was actually an improvised line by Robert Englund. The original line was, "You're on TV now, girl"
  • The movie that on TV that Jennifer watches before she dies is Critters.

Credits Fun:

  • The Grips from Hell
  • Quote before the opening credits start reads:

    "Sleep. Those little slices of Death. How I loathe them"
    -Edgar Allan Poe-

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