Tonight, some friends and I are getting really, really, really, really, really, insanely, stupidly, inappropriately high and going to see the re-make of A Nightmare on Elm Street at a theater that pretty much guarantees no one in the audience will give a shit about things like, say, being quiet during the movie. Of course, these days, it seems like very few people care about being quiet during the movie (or turning off their cell phone, or not texting, or leaving their baby at home, or whatever) – but slasher flicks are that rarest of genre, precisely because you want a noisy audience. The stories are always ridiculous and the kids are so annoying you’re pretty much rooting for the villain, so they work best as concert experiences – you want people shouting at the screen, screaming at moments appropriate or otherwise, and generally causing mayhem and chaos throughout the audience. I still can’t figure out what the fuck is going on in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, but I’ll never forget seeing it in theaters and the dude behind yelling out, in response to a couple’s decision not to use a condom, “MIGHT AS WELL, YOU’RE GONNA DIE ANYWAY!!!” And he was right, of course – the couple gets killed like ten seconds later.

Even with a raucous crowd, the movie might suck – and the soundtrack most certainly won’t feature anything as awesome as Dokken’s “Dream Warriors,” which was the theme song for 1987’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. That’s still the best movie in the franchise, besides the 1984 original. And when I was a kid I always really liked this video, because instead of just intercutting random footage of the band with clips from the movie which had no relation to one another, they tried to cut the band into the movie to make one continuous story. Of course, the results are still cheesy as fuck, but c’mon… this song ROCKS.

And just for shits n’ giggles, after the jump is the video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which was directed by Samuel Bayer, the man who helmed the Nightmare remake.


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