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

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
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An average movie

6 years, 7 months ago at Mar 14 11:42
After a 2nd watch, I have to admit that this movie was not as bad as I remembered but it was still pretty weak nonetheless. Eventually, the thing that probably bothered me the most was how lazy the whole thing was. Indeed, compared to the previous installments, there were many more killings which was not necessarily a bad thing but, as a result, there was no time left to develop the plot which was... read more

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6 years, 1 month ago at Sep 7 20:14
Here’s a thing I like about most of the Elm Street films, there’s a symmetry in that the majority of them have similar openings of an unseen figure crafting something. In the original we have the glove, in The Dream Warriors we have Kristen’s papier-mâché house, in The Dream Master we get creepy child drawing a chalk picture and in this we get a creepy child drawing on a sidewalk. It’s a... read more
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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.
Release date: 19 August 1988
UPC: 794043501920
Tags: Horror (23), Slasher (13), 1988 (10), 1980s (8), Freddy Krueger (8), Sequel (7), Gore (7), Serial Killer (6), Revenge (6), Thriller (5), Fantasy (5), Nightmare (5), Dream (5), Mystery (4), Dream Sequence (4), Terror (4), Usa (3), Teenager (3), Dog (3), Funeral (3)
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