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

R | | Horror | 19 August 1988 (USA)
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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 be able to defeat him for good.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Wes Craven (character), William Kotzwinkle (story) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Beckman John Beckman ... Coach
Kisha Brackel Kisha Brackel ... Friend
Brooke Bundy ... Elaine
Wanda Bursey Wanda Bursey ... Friend in Mourning
Hope Marie Carlton ... Pin Up Girl
Kristen Clayton ... Little Girl
Duane Davis ... Jock
Rodney Eastman ... Joey
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Richard Garrison Richard Garrison ... Doctor
Danny Hassel Danny Hassel ... Dan
Andras Jones ... Rick
Tuesday Knight ... Kristen
Jeff Levine Jeff Levine ... Paramedic
Joanna Lipari ... Nurse
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Storyline

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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Pure Evil Never Really Dies See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare on Elm Street 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,833,403, 21 August 1988

Gross USA:

$49,369,899
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox appeared on Fear Clinic (2009). See more »

Goofs

The scene where Kristen is in the quick sand one frame you see her arm reached up and her head is completely covered but in the next scene you can see some of her hair. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 56 secs to delete footage of nunchakus from two scenes, and the cuts were expanded to 1 min 7 secs for the video release. The cuts were fully restored in the 15 rated 2001 DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything, Anything
Performed by Dramarama
Available on "Cinema Verite"
(played twice during martial arts practice scenes)
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This was the first Freddy I saw when I was a kid and will always be my favorite
21 April 2007 | by vwjettaluv32See all my reviews

Its funny how I stumbled on to the Nightmare on Elm Street Serises. I was about 8 or 9 at the time. My father and I had a great relationship. He would take me to a movie every week. I was the envy of all the other kids because he didn't care if a movie was rated R or what.

So here I am looking to go to our Friday movie and my dad is looking in the paper asking me what I want to see. He asked me if I was ready for my first scary movie. I jumped for joy when he asked me that. At that time I hadn't really seen a true scary movie yet. Just the ones that where on during Halloween.

So off we went me and my dad. I remember how nervous I was because I didn't know what to expect. Here I am 9 years old in the movie line with all these teenagers grabbing there girlfriend waste and making scary faces trying to scare them. I just grabbed my fathers hand very tight and made my way in.

Wow! My first scary movie I thought to myself well here it goes. I remember asking my dad if Freddy was real about 10 times during the movie. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I was in love with horror.

I Was Freddys number 1 fan after this movie. I bought all the older movies. I really liked number 1 and thought number 2 was really weird back then.

Anyways I love this movie for all the right reasons. There is a lot of gore. A lot of cheesy acting and just plain fun. I am not going to give anything away just go wacth it for yourself. You will love it.


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