October is a great month for horror movies. My DVR is filled to the brim with films my wife refuses to watch with me, so I’m up late nearly every night working through my list. This week I watched a couple Nightmare on Elm Street sequels (Freddy’s revenge and Dream Warriors), neither of which I’ve seen for a long time.
I don’t think I saw Freddy’s Revenge in the theater, but I have a very clear memory of seeing Dream Warrior at the King and Queen theaters in Newark, DE. These were the crummy kind of dollar theaters where you don’t think it’s a good idea to get the popcorn or anything else that didn’t come in a sealed container.
Freddy’s Nightmare is terrible – a standard no-story resurrection by a replacement director with nothing by Wes Craven but the characters. Dream Warriors isn’t much better due to some terrible acting and corny special effects, but at least it does come with a new story written and directed by Craven.
Not to mention a Dokken’s theme song.
(ps-do your bit to make ‘#Dokken’ a tweet-bomb)
What an amazing cast:
Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Dick Cavet
and, of course, Robert Englund