This third chapter of the phenomenally successful horror series marks the return of the original's director, Wes Craven (he had nothing to do with Part II). Craven cowrote Part III's script and served as associate producer; though he didn't direct, his influence is quite apparent.
The film takes place in a small town experiencing a rash of teenage suicides. Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette, younger sister of Rosanna), a teenager plagued by horrible nightmares, tries to slash her wrists. She is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where she is put under the care of Dr. Goldman (Craig Wasson), a young doctor who specializes in treating disturbed teenagers. What is ...