Ebay Find Of The Week: ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 3’ Freddy Marionette

One of my favorite sequels to the original A Nightmare On Elm Street is easily A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.  And one of my favorite scenes from that sequel is when Freddy turns Phillip into a human marionette.  But before Freddy does that, he himself is a little marionette before he turns into actual Freddy.  And guess what? Someone has created a replica of ‘Marionette Freddy’ and is selling him on eBay!

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Now, if you go to the eBay listing HERE, you can see more pics.  Unfortunately, not much more info is given (other than the buyer uses bad punctuation), so you’re buying a bit blindly here unless you want to contact the seller.  From the pics though, this looks like a top notch replicate of the marionette in the movie.  The price is a bit steep at $390, but given the detail and time it most likely took to make this – it might be worth it.  If I were to buy this, I would be slightly worried that it would come alive in the middle of the night and I would wind up on top of the roof at my building falling to my untimely slumber death……..

Great Moments In Horror Hair History: Taryn’s Mohawk From ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987)

Quick confession:  I had a major crush on Taryn from A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warrior back in 1987.  I’m sure I wasn’t alone, but it was mostly due to her on-screen transformation from ‘Regular Tayrn’ into ‘Badass Sexy Knife-Wielding Mohawk Taryn’.

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The knives do look a little wimpy, but feast your eyes on that damn mohawk! Nothing can upstage some leather studs and wimpy knives more than an 8-inch hair erection.  When Taryn wasn’t abusing drugs, she was playing fantasy time with the other Dream Warriors and proclaiming that in her dreams, she’s beautiful……and bad!

Unfortunately for Taryn, she wasn’t bad enough and was no match for Freddy and his syringe fingers.  Maybe she should have worried more about her knife skills instead of asking him to dance.  At least it allowed Freddy to get a good one-liner in at the end of her death scene.  Nevertheless, we’re honoring Taryn’s mohawk and because of that, she’s been enshrined into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History!  Now let’s celebrate her achievement by watching her onscreen demise:

On Second Thought: The Freddy Krueger Skeleton Scene From ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ (1987)

I think it’s safe to say that everyone who was submitted to A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, left with a really bad indescribable taste in their mouths.  Luckily, that taste was mostly taken away when the second sequel, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, came out in 1987.  Sure, this was the beginning of what would become wisecracking Freddy, but the story was interesting (thanks in part to Frank Darabont) and it even sported an 80’s hair metal theme song from Dokken.  However, it also sported the scene where we were introduced to Freddy’s bones in a junkyard.

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Now, I can be forgiving of this scene to a certain degree.  CGI hadn’t made it’s impact yet, so the FX team had to make due with the resources that it had. But, did they have to take a step backwards and give us something straight out of the 1981 version of Clash Of The Titans?  Seriously – I kept waiting for Pegasus to swoop down and save the day.  To make matters worse, we get some pretty terrible overacting and fighting techniques from Dr. Neil Gordon. Why go by my interpretation though?  Check it out for yourself for the first time or relive it in the clip below:

Ahhh.  Yeah, the dubbing is off on that.  And the quality kind of sucks.  But trust me, you don’t want to see that clip in HD.  It’s a small bone to pick with an otherwise solid sequel, but a bone that needs to be picked nonetheless.  Is it wrong that I actually cheered for Skeleton Freddy when he knocked Dr. Gordon on his ass with the shovel and proceeded to bury him?  Too bad about John Saxon however.  I’m sure he’s glad he went out the way he did though: Fighting an extremely subpar-looking Freddy Krueger skeleton in a junkyard.

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