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


Freddy Krueger: You shouldn't have buried me. I'm not dead.

Freddy Krueger: Welcome to Wonderland, Alice.

Freddy Krueger: Elm Street's last brat. Farewell.

Kristen Parker: We beat you before!

Freddy Krueger: And now you're all alone! Kristen, why don't you - uh - call on one of your little friends? Maybe they could help.

Kristen Parker: Never! I'm the last!

Freddy Krueger: Why don't you... reach out... and cut someone?

[Kristen screams]

[about the roach motel]

Freddy Krueger: You can check in, but you can't check out.

Freddy Krueger: No pain, no gain.

[after killing Kincaid]

Freddy Krueger: One down. Two to go.

Dan Jordan: [waiting for Alice outside of the diner] All the towns in America, and I gotta move to The Bermuda Triangle. That's great.

Freddy Krueger: How's this for a wet dream?

Freddy Krueger: You've got their powers. I've got their souls. Come on!

Alice Johnson: Mind over matter.

[Walks away]

Debbie Stevens: Mind over matter? Sheila used to say that. God, every day she changes.

Dan Jordan: No. It's after every death.

Chorus Children: Now I lay me down to sleep. The Master of Dreams my soul will keep. In the reflection OF MY MIND'S EYE...

Alice Johnson: Evil will see itself, and it shall die!

Kristen Parker: How do you know so much about dreams?

Alice Johnson: Well, when it's all you have you sort of become an expert.

Dan Jordan: Krueger!

Freddy Krueger: Well, it ain't Dr. Seuss.

Kristen Parker: We have matching luggage again. The bags under your eyes. Nightmares?

Alice Johnson: Yeah.

Kristen Parker: God, I hate dreaming.

Alice Johnson: Mmm. I love to dream. I just hate the ones about my Dad.

Kristen Parker: How do you handle your nightmares?

Alice Johnson: My Mom taught me when I was little. Did you ever hear of the dream master?

Kristen Parker: Sounds like a game show host to me.

Alice Johnson: No, it's a rhyme. Just have to dream about someplace fun. Remember, you're in control.

Kristen Parker: How do you know so much about dreams?

Alice Johnson: When, when it's all you have, you kinda become an expert.

[first title card]

Title Card: "When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake." - Job IV, 13-14

Rick Johnson: It's Avoid All Contact Day.

[after Kristen calls in Alice]

Freddy Krueger: How sweet. Fresh meat.

Debbie Stevens: I don't believe in you.

Freddy Krueger: I believe in you.

Alice Johnson: [Rick comes in and sits next to Alice, who is watching a video with Rick and Kristen in it in happier days] You made her so happy then.

Rick Johnson: Yeah, before all this Freddy shit.

Alice Johnson: [Turns to Rick] You know, I saw it in my dream. Th-There was this horrible man...

Rick Johnson: [Interrupting Alice with a tone in his voice] Oh, who, Freddy? Freddy? Look, I don't want to hear about Freddy, okay. I heard it all from Kristen and I don't want to hear anymore. So just stop it.

Alice Johnson: But I could smell the smoke, I can feel the fire. It wasn't a dream it was real!

Rick Johnson: I said stop it! She wasn't crazy and neither are you, so just stop it, please. God, why are you acting this way?

Alice Johnson: I don't know, Rick. Something happened in the dream and now... it's like she's a part of me.

Roland Kincaid: Kristen! Freddy's back! Freddy's back! Freddy's back!

[Freddy stabs Kincaid in the stomach]

Roland Kincaid: I'll see you in hell.

Freddy Krueger: Tell 'em Freddy sent ya.

[Jams knives further and cackling]

Freddy Krueger: One down, two to go.

[Jams knives further again]

Roland Kincaid: [In the real world: Gasps and dies while, Freddy laughs maniacally]

Kristen Parker: Joey! Kincaid! Help me!

Debbie Stevens: Mm, there's Dan Jordan. Mm-hmm! We are talkin' one major-league hunk!

[Alice's daydreams]

Alice Johnson: You know, you are one major-league hunk.

Dan Jordan: [laughs] Thanks, Alice.

Freddy Krueger: Wanna suck face?

Sheila Kopecky: No!

Debbie Stevens: What 17-year-old has fatal asthma?

Rick Johnson: Hey, Supergirl, it's dead. Give a bug a break.

Roland Kincaid: [to Kristen] Here comes your boyfriend. Can he give you a good night's sleep?

Rick Johnson: [to Kincaid and Joey] We don't kiss and tell. How about you guys?

[battling Alice in the dream church]

Freddy Krueger: You think you've got what it takes? I've been guarding my gate for a long time, bitch.

Freddy Krueger: If the food don't kill ya, the service will.


Freddy Krueger: [being served a pizza pie consisting of living human faces] Mmm... the usual. My favorite. Mmm... Eeney, meeney, miney... MOE!

[stabs Rick's face with his glove]

Freddy Krueger: Mmm... Rick, you little meatball. I love soul food. Bring me more.

[notices Debbie and laughs]

Freddy Krueger: Your shift is over.

[driving around while asleep, Alice spots Freddy standing in the road]

Alice Johnson: All right, I'm gonna punch his ticket in.

[jams on pedal harder, but Freddy disappears and car crashes]

[after healing a gaping wound in his chest and moving to kill Alice]

Freddy Krueger: I... am... eternal.

Alice Johnson: Rest in hell.

Freddy Krueger: [imitating ninja trainer] A true warrior needs no eyes.

Freddy Krueger: [still as mock ninja trainer] Ninja warriors have calm.

[back to normal]

Freddy Krueger: Find your balance, Rick!

Freddy Krueger: [Lifts up shirt] The souls of my children...

Kristen Parker: Alice! You'll need my power! (Last words)

Freddy Krueger: [as nurse] I wanna draw some blood!

Rick Johnson: Swish. Killed a fish.

Sheila Kopecky: [mocking Debbie] Oh, hi, handsome. Care for some buns?

Roland Kincaid: Listen, little sister, you got this freako talent to bring folds into your dream, but we don't need it anymore. Time to start living like regular people.

Joey Crusel: Yeah. Let it rest. Did it ever occur to you that if you keep going in, you might stir him up again? Look, we'll help you. We all have better things to dream about.

Roland Kincaid: [slaps Joey a high five] You got that right. Signed and sealed.

Kristen Parker: [shows the bite from Kincaid's dog] Then what about this?

Roland Kincaid: That don't mean dick. My dog is like me. Drag him into your crazy dream, and he gets wild.

Jock: [in response to Sheila's inhaler] Hey, baby. You're sucking on the wrong nossil.

Debbie Stevens: Hey, yo, needle dick! I bet you're the only male in this school suffering from penis envy.

Alice Johnson: Maybe Freddy can't get to the new kids unless there's someone to bring him to 'em.

Kristen Parker: God, I hate dreaming.

Alice Johnson: Mmm, I love to dream. I just hate the ones about my dad.

Debbie Stevens: How can you ride this health hazard? You know, it's no wonder that you have asthma.

Sheila Kopecky: No, you see, asthma is an inherited condition. Read a book now and then, you might know something.

Debbie Stevens: You know, speaking of books, isn't trig your favorite?

[Shelia nods yes and realizes what Debbie's asking]

Sheila Kopecky: "Dynasty" again?

[Debbie smiles]

Sheila Kopecky: Deb, do us a favor and get a VCR.

Debbie Stevens: I don't work out for hours everyday to let some nightstalker beat me!

Alice Johnson: You don't get it. He's not a nightstalker, and it'll take a lot more than bench presses to defeat him.

Elaine Parker: Something matter with the cuisine?

Kristen Parker: Well, Mom, I'll tell you, when two of your friends die in the same day, let me know what it does to your appetite.

Elaine Parker: Your just tired, don't think I haven't noticed you haven't been sleeping young lady, that has got to stop honey.

Kristen Parker: [suddenly gets up, feeling drowsy instantly] What's wrong with me?

Elaine Parker: Adolescent anxiety. This will make it better.

Kristen Parker: [confused, looks at lemonade which is murky] Oh, God! What did you do?

Elaine Parker: Oh, Kristen.

[grabs her Mom's purse and sleeping pills fall out]

Kristen Parker: Jesus! Sleeping pills!

Elaine Parker: Look, Kristen. I'm sorry. It's just...

Kristen Parker: Sorry? Sorry that you and your tennis pals torched this guy and now he's after me? In case you haven't been keeping score, it's his fucking banquet! And I'm the last course.

Elaine Parker: Kristen, we went over this in therapy!

Kristen Parker: No mother, you just murdered me. Take that to your goddamn therapy.

Elaine Parker: Kristen!

Kristen Parker: No.

[runs out of the dining room, sedated and falling, and up to her bedroom]

Roland Kincaid: This ain't my dreamland. Kristen! If you're here, I'm gonna pound your ass!

Roland Kincaid: [knocks over cars on Freddy] Take that, motherfucker!

Dan Jordan: So, uh, why the haunted house?

Kristen Parker: It's not just a house. It's his home. He waiting in there for me to dream.

Rick Johnson: Hey, it's okay. We're with you.

Kristen Parker: I told you, you can't help me. This isn't a normal nightmare. I'm history.

Rick Johnson: She told us a story about Freddy. Fred Krueger. He's a town legend. He was a child killer freed on a technicality.

Dan Jordan: So?

Rick Johnson: So, a lot of parents got pissed of and, according to Kris, they hunted him down and roasted him like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Alice Johnson: You have no right to stop me. If you just knew what was going on.

Mr. Dennis Johnson: I know very much what's going on with you and your friends.

Alice Johnson: Yeah, everybody thinks they know. But they don't.

Mr. Dennis Johnson: Look at me, Alice. I lost Rick because I didn't watch him. I don't want to lose you. We're all we have.

[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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