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

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John Beckman John Beckman
Coach
Kisha Brackel Kisha Brackel
Friend
Brooke Bundy Brooke Bundy
Elaine
Hope Marie Carlton Hope Marie Carlton
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Robert Englund Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger


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Wes Craven Wes Craven
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William Kotzwinkle William Kotzwinkle
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An average movie

11 years, 8 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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11 years, 2 months 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

Through the blood-stained looking glass

3 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 16 15:42
The original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is still to me one of the scariest and best horror films there is, as well as a truly great film in its own right and introduced us to one of the genre's most iconic villains in Freddy Krueger. It is always difficult to do a sequel that lives up to a film as good as 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' let alone one to be on the same level. While the best of the seq... 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 (25), Slasher (14), 1988 (10), Freddy Krueger (10), 1980s (8), Sequel (7), Gore (7), Revenge (6), Serial Killer (6), Fantasy (5), Thriller (5), Dream (5), Nightmare (5), Mystery (4), Dream Sequence (4), Terror (4), Dreams (3), Funeral (3), Dog (3), Teenager (3)
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Through the blood-stained looking glass

“The original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is still to me one of the scariest and best horror films there is, as well as a truly great film in its own right and introduced us to one of the genre's most iconic villains in Freddy Krueger. It is always difficult to do a sequel that lives up to a film as good as 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' let alone one to be on the same level.

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'The Dream Master' is not without its flaws. With a co” read more

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“Once again I have returned to Elm Street to tackle everyone's favorite dream demon...this time we are going to be talking about Nightmare On Elm Street 4: Dream Master, some of our beloved dream warrior friends are back but we've got some faces including Alice, Rick, Dan, and Debbie. Each of them has some definitive traits that will come in useful for tellnig them apart and also we know what's going to happen to each-of them. While it is not as good as Dream Warriors, the creative kills are still there including the infamous kills that come to my mind...specifically Freddy appearing as a sexy woman in the waterbed, taking out Rick as an invisible ninja, and the most iconic of all...the infamous transformation of Debbie into her own worst fear, a cockroach. Ah, she and Misty would get al” read more

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“Once again I have returned to Elm Street to tackle everyone's favorite dream demon...this time we are going to be talking about Nightmare On Elm Street 4: Dream Master, some of our beloved dream warrior friends are back but we've got some faces including Alice, Rick, Dan, and Debbie. While it is not as good as Dream Warriors, the creative kills are still there including the infamous kills that come to my mind...specifically Freddy appearing as a sexy woman in the waterbed, taking out Rick as an invisible ninja, and the most iconic of all...the infamous transformation of Debbie into her own worst fear, a cockroach. That cockroach sequence, you know between this and David Cronenberg's remake of the Fly, I don't think insects will ever be the same for me again. And most infamously...the infam” read more

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