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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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19 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Hora do Pesadelo 4: O Mestre dos Sonhos  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,369,900 (USA)
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Trivia

Also on the background wall of the theatre entrance, there is a poster of Renny Harlin's previous movie Prison (1988). See more »

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When Rick and Dan are walking up to the Kruger house you can see the film crew trucks parked on the street. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello.
Kristen Parker: Do you live here?
Alice: Nobody lives here.
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Alice: Heh, heh. He's not home.
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NOES 4 commentary on the person who found it a bad movie.
21 July 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I just think that this part of the NOES series, is just one of the best ever made. I mean , if he stayed only on Elmstreet for the 6 movies, it would get boring. I am just happy that his territory got bigger. And about the resurrection, so what? Haven't you seen the beginning of the movie? Kristen dreamed a lot of that house. And that's why Freddy got resurrected because Kristen BELIEVED that he wasn't dead. It gave him power. NOES 4 is a great movie, the special effects are fantastic and the storyline is OK. It's a classic of the horror movies! I hope that they will make more sequels. I mean , " A Nightmare on Elmstreet " was the beginning of a new epoch for the horror movies. So next time when you give comment on a movie, see it with your full eyes and a lot of attention before you make a comment.


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