A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Movie Review


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1988 | Horror, Thriller
93 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Review

Synopsis:

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) was directed by Renny Harlin with an estimated $13 million movie budget. This Freddy Krueger film brought in $49.3 million at the US box office. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master received 2 movie awards and 9 nominations. One nomination was for Worst Original Song as a Razzie Award.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is another compelling Freddy movie story where the last "survivor" from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) passes her "power" to her wimpy friend. This friend, Alice (Lisa Wilcox), can bring those around her into her dreams so that Freddy feasts on their souls while she gets their special abilities to fight Freddy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master added something new to what was getting a little old, dream powers and new people. Dream powers were already introduced in A Nightmare on Elm Street part 3. Freddy Krueger ( Robert Englund) was also running low on children of the people who killed him. This film brings fresh faces from Elm Street and a new cast. I watched this film the most when I was growing up and I some new elements introduced like the repeating time scene and the cockroach scene. The ending showdown seemed a bit overacted or overplayed by Wilcox as it did not fit her character in a gradual transition. She just got furious about losing everyone she loved to Freddy Krueger and boom before you know it she is ripping souls out of Freddy.


About A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Year: 1988
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.35/5 stars from 79 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 79
Starring: Robert Englund, Linnea Quigley, Robert Shaye, Duane Davis, Kristen Clayton, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Levine, Jacquelyn Masche, Renny Harlin, Jake, Mickey Yablans, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Tuesday Knight, Joanna Lipari, Ken Sagoes, Brooke Bundy, Nicholas Mele, John Beckman, Jody Montana, Andras Jones, Cheryl Richardson, Joie Magidow, Wanda Bursey, Kisha Brackel, Pat O'Neal, Toy Newkirk, Brooke Theiss, Hope Marie Carlton, Richard Garrison
Writers: Wes Craven, William Kotzwinkle, Brian Helgeland, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Director: Renny Harlin
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