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November 28th, 2012 by Oliver Harper Comments


Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

After a disappointing sequel to A Nightmare On Elm Street, New Line Cinema wanted to bring back the original creator Wes Craven and he agreed to create a story for the follow up but the producers weren’t too keen with the direction he wanted to go and brought in new writing and directing team Frank Darabont and Chuck Russell. Being Chuck’s first film as director he brings a great visual flare to the movie and introduces some dark comedic scenes and tries to aim the film more at a mainstream audience and delivers a solid sequel that many fans still love to this day.

Reuniting original cast members from the first Elm Street movie, it feels more like a proper sequel to the original Wes Craven classic. It’s not as scary as its predecessor and aims more at shocking the audience with jump scares and gore but still manages to satisfy the public’s demand for more Freddy!

Oliver’s review:

Original trailer:

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--