Yes, an Oscar winner was in a Dokken video [updated]

Posted by on January 12, 2015


Sunday’s self-congratulatory kickoff of the awards season, the Golden Globes, was watched by over 20 million people. And while ratings were down slightly from previous years, that’s still a lot of people that tuned in to watch BoyhoodTransparent and How to Train Your Dragon 2 clean up. And when Patricia Arquette picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role In a Motion Picture for Boyhood, she became the first Golden Globe-winning actor ever to appear in a Dokken video.

Arquette, who made her first film appearance starrring in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, also appeared in the video for the movie’s theme song, Dokken’s “Dream Warriors.” While there’s footage from the film in the video, there were also original scenes shot for it as well with Arquette and Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the films. The 1987 clip, in which Dokken and Freddy face off in a haunted house Arquette is in, hasn’t aged particularly well, but Arquette does get to scream and look terrified in it. As an aside, while Arquette is the only Golden Globe winner to appear in a Dokken video, she’s not the only Golden Globe winner to appear in a Nightmare on Elm Street film. Johnny Depp made his movie debut in the 1984 original.

[H/T to P.B.]

[Update: she also picked up an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 87th Academy Awards]

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