A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Director: Chuck Russell
Starring: Robert England, Patricia Arquette, Heather Langenkamp, Jennifer Rubin, Craig Wasson, Ken Sagoes, Bradley Gregg, Ira Heiden, Laurence Fishburne, John Saxon, Priscilla Pointer, Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Sorry kid, I don't believe in fairy tales
Oh...wait...was this the one you were expecting?
What a rush!
Okay okay, I know
WELCOME TO PRIME TIME, BITCH!
While A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 banked at the box office and improved upon the first film, I think Bob Shaye and New Line sort of weren't too confident in the film and following from there. Wes Craven was brought back in to do the third film and along back with him came Heather Langenkamp. They were going to go back to the magic well of the first movie and try to strike it again. However, Craven turned in an incredibly over ambitious script that was deemed to be completely unfilmable. I don't know what that constitutes, but I'm sure it was probably far too expensive for little up and coming New Line to take on. Something that could have sank the studio had it not been an extreme success. So, he was brushed aside and Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont (yes, same Frank Darabont) were brought in to take some of Craven's basis and reshape it into something that worked.
NEXT TIME: Patricia Arquette morphs into Tuesday Knight (No, not the day of the week).