Mad Monster slashed its way to a grand showing

by Fong Sam

Congratulations to Joe Moe, Eben McGarr and Mad Monster for putting on a nice show at Grauman’s Chinese Theatres tonight with the 25th anniversary screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. There was hooting and hollering, a costume contest that turned into a dance off, a live acoustic rendition of “Dream Warriors,” appearances by two of the film’s stars, Rodney Eastman and Jennifer Rubin, and lots of prize giveaways. Originally set for the smaller Theater 6, the showing had to be moved to a larger theater. Hopefully the demand results in regular screenings.

Patricia Arquette wasn’t there tonight, but she’d be all smiles if she were. (Photo by New Line – © 1987 New Line Cinema.)

From Roger Ebert on Feb. 27, 1987:

“The ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series has a reputation in the movie business as sort of a high-rent answer to the ‘Friday the 13th’ saga, and this third episode lives up to the billing. It’s slick, it has impressive production values and the acting is appropriate to the material. So why did I find myself so indifferent to the movie? Maybe because it never generated any sympathy for its characters. This is filmmaking by the numbers, without soul.”