Posted by: Brian Salisbury
Third week in and already I’m throwing you a curve, but for good reason. My friend Eric Vespe, whom you probably know as Quint from Ain’t It Cool News is celebrating his birthday with a special screening of one of his favorite films at the Alamo Drafthouse. The screening happens to take place on the same day and at the same time as Terror Tuesday. Ordinarily, I would have to wish Vespe a happy birthday and offer a heartfelt apology that I wouldn’t be able to attend his soiree…but then he revealed the movie he would be showing. So yes, though it technically won’t be an official Terror Tuesday, I will be attending the 35mm screening of a horror film on Tuesday at the Alamo Drafthouse, I still think that counts.
Now as for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors, I have mixed feelings. Part of me really falls in line with the argument that it is the best of the Freddy sequels and is giddy at the idea of seeing it on the big screen. But there is a lingering malaise in my memory of this film because I saw it in conjunction with every other Nightmare on Elm Street sequel in a sort of marathon. If you are a fan of horror, which you are because you are reading this, you are well aware of the spectacularly sharp decline in quality from sequel to sequel of this franchise. Having subjected myself to all of them in one sitting, it has become difficult for me to differentiate between them. Hopefully, this screening will decisively sever this film from the residual incompetence of the films around it.
But as always, we shall see. Enjoy the trailer in the meantime and Happy Valentine’s Day!