Written by Mr. Mouseburger 18th Nov 2007
Years have passed since the events of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge transpired, and we find the love interest of that film, Kirsten, in an asylum type complex with a rag tag collection of teenage oddballs, comprised of every conceivable demographic you could imagine.
Initially it appears that the kids only have one thing in common; trouble sleeping. Through the course of the film though it is revealed they are all children of the parents from Elm Street who in an act of vigilantism murdered Krueger years before. As such, the thrice-dead child killer is haunting their dreams and coming to get them. Just how he has managed to return after being defeated in the last film is not really explained, but it doesn't really matter, he is back and hell-bent on revenge.
However, as chance would have it, the new psychologist at this hospital is none other than Nancy Thompson, the bit of skirt who defeated Freddy Krueger in the original Nightmare on Elm Street and it is not long before she is encouraging the kids to fall asleep and start facing their demons, or more precisely, their demon.
It is not long before kids start dying under mysterious circumstances during Nancy’s group sleeping sessions but, despite this, the hospital still allows her to continue them with only a token amount of bureaucratic resistance. Maybe the hospital executives wanted to free up some bed spaces?!
Anyway, after killing a few of the kids in the group it is worked out, with the help of a mysterious nun, that they must place Freddy's bones in consecrated ground to defeat him this time around. It falls to hospital psychologist, Dr. Neil Gordon to find the bones and perform the consecration rites (apologies to all religious types out there if this is not the correct terminology!) while his love interest, Nancy, enters the dream world in order to save the remaining kids.
Neil manages to recover the bones and bring them to a junkyard, where he digs a small pit and places the bones inside. Freddy senses this and moves to stop him, but it is too late, as a splash of holy water on the bones causes massive injuries on dream world Freddy, and he reels in agony with beams of light piercing through the points where the holy water hit him. Neil then places a crucifix on the skull of Freddy and, again in the dream world, we see a crucifix beam of light emanate from Freddy's forehead. It is this action that kills him.
Until the next time.....