Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
DIRECTED BY CHUCK RUSSELL
Why's it so good? Despite the fact that A Nightmare On Elm Street had been his fevered brainchild, Wes Craven hadn't been involved with Jack Sholder's disappointed, muddled and slightly homoerotic sequel, Freddy's Revenge. When that underperformed, New Line asked Craven back as screenwriter. He brought on young turk Frank Darabont, who further expanded on the surreal potential of a Dreamworld by pitting Robert Englund's razor-fingered maniac against a group of kids with astonishing dream powers, and Chuck Russell to provide inventively gory direction.