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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:

Pesadilla en la calle del infierno 4  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,369,900 (USA)
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Trivia

Lisa Wilcox said Alice was made for her because she was a shy teenage girl who thought she never get a boyfriend. See more »

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Crew member reflected in Alice's Dad's car window when she pulls off from the hospital See more »

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[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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A text before the opening credits reads as follows: "When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came apon me. And trembling which made all my bones to shake" -Job IV, 13-14 See more »

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Are You Ready For Freddy?
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Probably the most fun nightmare
31 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nightmare on elm street 4 in my opinion is the most fun Freddy film in the entire series. Sure nightmares 1,2, and 3 were scarier and in a lot of peoples opinions better, but this movie combined a bit of scares with a lot of fun, imaginative kills. The kill count in the movie wasn't as much as nightmare 3, but wasn't as few as 5 or 6. Freddys one liners are funny and you can really see the transition of Krueger as sick twisted villain. He laughs while he's killing you and that's what makes the Freddy character one of my favorite villains of all time. Englund is phenomenal at the role and you can tell he really enjoys it. The soundtrack is excellent as well. Love the song "don't be afraid of your dreams" by Go West. The cast is really fun and energetic and Englund himself said that this was his favorite Elm Street film to work on. Wilcox (Alice) was a very underrated heroine. Probably my favorite of all the females. Underrated movie and a ton of fun. If you like a fun horror movie that has a little everything then this movie is for you.


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