Aliens & Horror

Aliens, or extraterrestrial beings, are forms of life which did not originate on Earth. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring aliens ever released. How many have you seen?

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Teenagers held in a mental institution become the victims of a mad man who invades nightmares and kills through them.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Dimensional: 
Nightmare
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
8
So scary it will send you straight to the loony bin!
8
7.04
6
7.04
4
4
4
Ambiance
Dialogue
Plot
Fully established now, the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise takes full advantage of the mid-80's way to do things when it comes to supernatural slashers. This time around, we focus on a group of troubled kids held in a psych ward and not taken seriously when the deadly nightmares kick in. The new setting is a great stepping stone. The fact that the victims are confined adds to the threat.
Until now, in Springwood, personalities weren't clearly defined and character arcs were privileged over character traits. The different protagonists are now full-on stereotypes. They are sympathetic, nonetheless, and, though their situation is sad, they are an entertaining bunch. Their personas become a critical part of the plot when they learn they can shape their own dreams to survive the night.
The movie is dark, magical, gimmicky. Prosthetic and animatronics play a significant role. Heather Langenkamp's character returns and Krueger is still played by Robert Englund. The initial mythology lost in the previous entry is shunned and resumes. It's everything the first sequel should have been. It's is ambitious, looks great, and pushes fantasy even further than the previous films did.
Alternate Titles: 
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3
My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"

My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
• 120 pages, 6" x 9"

Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.