- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 22, 2000
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- DVD-ROM Features:
- Cast, Crew, Trivia Info, and More
- Trivia Game
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/27/1987
"...The film's dream sequences are ingenious, and they feature some remarkable nightmare images..."
Variety - 02/25/1987
"...A cannily conceived follow-up in the hit series....The legion of special effects experts working here more than deliver their goods..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/27/1987
"...The morbid tone of the original has given way to horror comedy set off by quite spectacular imaginative fantasy sequences..."
The third installment in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. In a medical facility, seven teenagers who have constant nightmares about child murderer Freddy Krueger undergo monitoring for sleep disorders. But nothing that anyone does seems to help them -- until Nancy Thompson, the heroine of the first movie, joins the medical staff. She suggests that they try a new drug, which inhibits dreaming, on the youngsters. The gullible doctor-in-charge opposes this treatment, forcing Nancy to fight both him and a suspicious nurse in order to save the teens. Meanwhile, Freddy gleefully unleashes one horror-filled image after another to traumatize the patients ... till they fear that this is one nightmare they'll never wake up from again.
The third installment featuring the fiendish monster Freddy Krueger. This time Freddy terrorizes a group of Elm street kids confined to a mental hospital for sleep disorders and suicide attempts. Naturally Freddy's presence isn't what the doctor ordered.
- Budget estimate $4.3 million.
- Shot on location in California, in DeLuxe color. Began shooting October 15, 1986. Released in USA February 27, 1987.
- Reviewed in the New York Times 2/27/1987.
- Directorial debut of Chuck Russell who, a year later, also directed the 1988 remake of "The Blob," the 1958 camp classic film starring actor Steve McQueen.
- Charles Bernstein, who composed the score for the first movie, contributed additional music for this film.
- The Elite Entertainment laserdisc version (Cat. #EE-3563) also includes the film's original theatrical trailer.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.