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

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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.



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Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla en la calle del infierno 4  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)


$49,369,900 (USA)

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The name of the diner where Alice works is called the "Crave Inn", a reference to series creator Wes Craven. See more »


(at around 28 mins) When Dan and his friend enter the Crave Inn (where Alice works) we notice that his friend is not the same as the one in the Crave Inn; they used two different actors. See more »


[first lines]
Alice: Hello.
Kristen Parker: Do you live here?
Alice: Nobody lives here.
Kristen Parker: Where's Freddy?
Alice: Heh, heh. He's not home.
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(c) MCMLXXXVIII the 4th elm street adventure (information at the end of the credits on the 1999 DVD ultimate collectors box set) See more »


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Deserves more than an average of 4,8/10
26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the first elm street film I saw and it fascinated me back then. Of course I was only 10 at that time but it still is great. The flick is not scary like the original, but is more grotesque. Robert Englund is excellent as Freddy Krueger because he enjoys playing that character. You always sense Krueger presence with his twisted nightmares. Dark humor is my taste and I always laugh when he pops his quotes: "You shouldnt have buried me; I'm not dead!" "Now how's that for a wet dream?" "Welcome to Wonderland, Alice!" There are a few things that blows; Patricia Arquette should have been recast as Kirsten Parker and the resurrection is a bit lame but then the S/F effects rocks, the director likes action scenes and the music is well above average for a 1998 film.

Definetly recommended

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