Horror Fans Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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When it comes to iconic horror franchises, there are many beloved films to choose from ranging from Halloween to Friday the 13th, and one of the most famous of the genre is Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. The iconic horror film starring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger spawned seven sequels and a reboot between 1984 and 2010. While many would agree that the original film is the best, there’s also a whole lot of love for the third movie of the franchise, Chuck Russell’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, which starred Patricia Arquette. Today, February 27th, marks 35 years since the threequel hit theaters, so many fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the occasion.

“I’m too old to do another Freddy now,” Englund shared with Entertainment Weekly back in 2017. “If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. My spine gets sore. I can still be mean and scary, but I’m mostly relegated now to sort of Van Helsing roles, old doctors and sh*t. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.”

“It’s like, I had a good run, I had a good time,” Englund continued. “And no one plans for this in your career. When I was wearing tights and doing Shakespeare, I didn’t say I wanted to be famous for playing this boogeyman. Careers happen and one of the pieces of advice I give to people is I’m sure you’ll do a great pilot or you’ll do a little independent art movie and it won’t go anywhere and then you might do your Intern No. 3 on Grey’s Anatomy and that’s the one that becomes the huge hit. People just don’t know. And when you’ve survived as long as I have and you see that, you can be real happy that you got 20 years as Freddy Krueger, you know?”

You can check out some of the tweets celebrating A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors below:

Patricia Arquette Retweeted This Today

Happy 35th anniversary to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (released on February 27, 1987) ???? pic.twitter.com/DFdaSjpaSZ

— Briony (@ForeverFarmiga) February 27, 2022

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Heck Yes!

A NIGHTMARE ONE ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS is trending! Now that’s what I call primetime! pic.twitter.com/rwwNwq26OE

— Jacob Davison (@JacobDavison_) February 27, 2022

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Iconic

Happy 35th Anniversary today to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. An all-time great horror sequel that cemented Freddy’s popularity by spotlighting his humor, mixing highly creative dream sequences mixed with character-specific kills, and having would-be victims use their own powers. pic.twitter.com/LkrVZbMLYQ

— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) February 27, 2022

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“Most Creative”

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS was released on this day, in 1987.

The best Elm Street sequel? I think arguably the most creative. pic.twitter.com/V5Wy23ItKx

— Adrian Roe (@Firstscreamto) February 27, 2022

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Easter Eggs

Happy 35th anniversary to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, starring Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette and that badass Gremlins birthday card hiding in the background. pic.twitter.com/5Ni2iTydZv

— Dinosaur Dracula ???? (@DinosaurDracula) February 27, 2022

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Fun Facts

Freddy Krueger was back up to his old tricks today back in 1987 with the release of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”. The theme song, “Dream Warriors”, was written and performed by the American heavy metal band Dokken. #80s #80smovies #horror pic.twitter.com/g1hGBYQS2W

— LandOfThe80s (@landofthe80s) February 27, 2022

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“Forever Thankful”

I’m forever thankful for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3’s emphasis on creativity and scope.
Totally unique and its success allowed other horror films to go to bigger and crazier places. pic.twitter.com/u48MkOvK35

— Erick Lorinc (@ErickLorinc) February 27, 2022

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Can’t Look Away

‘A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS’ was released 35 years ago today pic.twitter.com/MxjQB99lR5

— Evil Gremlin (@HorrorAddictX) February 27, 2022

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Finally, A Fan Cam

IF YOU THINK YOU’LL GET OUT ALIVE, YOU MUST BE DREAMING

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS was first released today in 1987! pic.twitter.com/yS88g8IULV

— NIGHTMARE ON FILM STREET (@NOFSpodcast) February 27, 2022

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